National Poetry day is on the 4th October, a day that many people will be celebrating either through reading poems or listening to the spoken word. I have seen many spoken word poets and the passion they convey whilst performing is fantastic. Many finish their poems crying, such is the feeling and emotion they put into their performances. Many people have their favourite poems and poets and love the sound of the literature beats being recited. Whatever your choice of poem or poet I hope that poetry gives you comfort in your hours of happiness and sadness. I wrote my first poem at the age of 13 and have found it a great comfort to write my feelings when I haven’t been able to express them vocally and also to write the words that others want to read. Even if I haven’t written anything for a while, I am still able to put pen to paper and write something. Generally, I like peace and quiet when writing, but at times, music in the background is also good.
"A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language". W.H. Auden
I am a poet and I want everyone to know it!!!