World Poetry Day 2013...
Written by SHS Reporters: Megan, Isobel & Megan
Every year on the 21st of March, it is World Poetry Day. Schools may look at different poetry during the day to celebrate this day. This day was declared was by the UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and cultural organisation.) It started in 2000 and people honour this day.
As part of Sir Harry Smith Community College’s World Poetry Day, we have asked teachers and students around the school to find out what people’s favourite poem is.
We found out that the most popular poets were Wilfred Owen, Roald Dahl, William Wordsworth and Rudyard Kipling. William Blake is also quite popular. We also found that there were popular poems from World War One; ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’ and ‘In Flounders Fields.’ Another popular poem is ‘Daffodils’.
There is quite a wide variety of different poems. Some people are into dark or serious poems, whereas others are into funny and child-friendly poems. For example ‘My House is a Squash and a Squeeze’, ‘The Camel’s Hump’, ‘Dear Friends We Surely Would Agree’, ‘Dog in the Playground’. There are poems that people read to their children and some people can even recite a poem they read years ago!