National Poetry Day is taking place on the 8th October this year, and we want you to help us #thinkofapoem!
National Poetry Day is a celebration of everything poetical, and it’s a great excuse to bring everyone together, share ideas and express yourself!
For it’s 21st birthday this year, the theme is light, and the Forward Arts Foundation who facilitate this day are encouraging people to take part by composing poems on social media, using the hash tag #thinkofapoem. Here at Hampshire Libraries, we want you to help us compose a poem about our library service and what it means to you, your friends, family, and community.
So, this is how it works: the first line of the poem will be posted at the bottom of this blog post, you can then add a line to the poem using the comments.
Here’s the first verse of Hampshire Libraries National Poetry Day poem:
No one tells me to shhh,
The Librarian’s hair is not in a bun,
This is one of my favourite places,
It’s like walking in the sun!
Over to you…
Has all this talk of rhyming put you in a poetical mood? Know any budding John Donne’s? Head over to Winchester Poetry Festival, 7th-9th October, 2016.