National Poetry Day 2015

National Poetry Day is celebrated on first or second Thursday of October every year across the globe. It is being celebrated after the name of the famous literary figure Mr. William Sieghart. He propounded this special day in the year 1994 and said that we all must focus to create quality poetry on this day. Millions of people engage in the celebrations of the events and contribute their work. At many places different award ceremonies are organized to encourage the poets in their specific domain. Governments are promoting the day by extending the support in all respects. They have advised in all the schools and colleges to come up with innovative ways to celebrate the big event. William Sieghart said that there are several creative and talented people who are not getting proper support and they are roaming in the streets to earn their livelihood. They must get right guidance and recognition for their work.

How to celebrate the day

The national Poetry Day is celebrated with all happiness and prosperity around the world. Men and women across the globe arrange several events in concerts, hotels, backyards, lounges, beaches, parks, schools, universities and other public places to showcase their poetic skills. Government is also promoting the national Poetry Day by providing the materials like stationeries, books, pens etc. Schools, colleges and other departments also come up with innovative and creative ideas on celebrating this day. Hence people are celebrating this special day at a very large scale. Various people take some time at their home and try to write poems to present them in big public gatherings. National Poetry Day has got excellent response in the different countries and continents.


National Poetry Day has got the popularity at national and international levels with numerous activities that are been designed to celebrate the day. At many places government departments and educational houses also promote the events by inviting different participants. The National Poetry Day is also getting popularity on internet with face book and other websites. Many websites have been created to celebrate the day and different online promotional campaigns are been held. People participate by giving the advice and posting their valuable comments. They try to put and showcase this special day at international, national, regional and local level so that everybody can become part of it. Hence this special day has got so much popularity in different cultures and vicinities.

Importance of the Day

National Poetry Day has a very important role in the development of the domain because on this day people give their contribution in creating good poems and poetries. It gives a chance to come at a common platform and share different ideas with open hearts. It helps in strengthening the society in many ways. Poets and literary figures from various locations meet each other and come up with quality works in the fields of poetry. Many new books have been composed in the name of this special day.

Poetry Day Quotes

"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."
- Robert Frost

"If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches; for the Creator, there is no poverty."
- Rainer Maria Rilke

"Poetry is the one place where people can speak their original human mind. It is the outlet for people to say in public what is known in private."
- Allen Ginsberg

"The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

"When it comes to atoms, language can be used only as in poetry. The poet, too, is not nearly so concerned with describing facts as with creating images."
- Niels Bohr

"I consider myself a poet first and a musician second. I live like a poet and I'll die like a poet."
- Bob Dylan

"Reality only reveals itself when it is illuminated by a ray of poetry."
- Georges Braque

"I was reading the dictionary. I thought it was a poem about everything."
- Steven Wright

"There is poetry as soon as we realize that we possess nothing."
John Cage

"No poems can please for long or live that are written by water drinkers."
- Horace

"Poetry should... should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance."
- John Keats

"The poet may be used as a barometer, but let us not forget that he is also part of the weather."
- Lionel Trilling

"Each word bears its weight, so you have to read my poems quite slowly."
- Anne Stevenson

"It may be said that poems are in one way like icebergs: only about a third of their bulk appears above the surface of the page."
- Howard Nemerov

"Each memorable verse of a true poet has two or three times the written content."
- Alfred de Musset

"We especially need imagination in science. It is not all mathematics, nor all logic, but it is somewhat beauty and poetry."
- Maria Montessori

"You don't help people in your poems. I've been trying to help people all my life - that's my trouble."
- Charles Olson

"Sometimes poetry is inspired by the conversation entered into by reading other poems."
- John Barton

"I grew up in this town, my poetry was born between the hill and the river, it took its voice from the rain, and like the timber, it steeped itself in the forests."
- Pablo Neruda

"There are certain things in which mediocrity is not to be endured, such as poetry, music, painting, public speaking."
- Jean de la Bruyere

"Istanbul is inspiring because it has its own code of architecture, literature, poetry, music."
- Christian Louboutin