Random Acts Of Poetry Day

Observed on the first Wednesday in October, Random Acts of Poetry Day is a day that encourages people to not only read poetry but to put their quill to paper and create their own poetry. This is an important holiday because reading and writing poetry has several benefits.

It helps with developmental learning, helps improve ideas, and can be emotionally cathartic. It also helps people not only understand the significance of words but also a person’s concept of the world.

It can also help improve a person’s understanding of their fellow man and instill them with empathy. All great reasons for everyone to show this day the respect it deserves.

The History Of Random Acts Of Poetry Day

At this time, we’re unable to uncover who invented this holiday, or even where in the world it first began. It just appeared on the Internet one day and people started to observe it. What we do know is that it was created sometime in 2014 or 2015. That much we know for sure.

Some Important Facts About Poetry

Below are a few humble facts about poetry that we want to leave for all of our readers.

  • Anyone looking for World Poetry Day can find it is observed on the 21st of March.
  • German philosopher Johan Georg Hamann described poetry as the mother tongue of the entire human race.
  • Pablo Neruda, Seamus Heany, W.B. Yeats, and T.S Eliot all won the Nobel Prize for Literature.
  • It’s believed that poetry is the oldest form of literature in the world.
  • The card game cribbage was invented by the 17th-century poet Sir John Suckling.
  • The fear of poetry is “Metrophobia.”
  • In the 17th century, John Dryden invented the rule prohibiting ending a sentence with a preposition. Most writers ignore this rule.

Observing Random Acts Of Poetry Day

Aside from reading poetry, how is this day observed? Well, one way to observe it is by writing poems and leaving them in places randomly. This can be in a library book, at a table in the cafeteria, or someplace else where it will be found by another human being.

Just be sure to not leave it in places where it will get blown away. You can also leave short poems for people in the comments of blogs. No matter how you celebrate this day, just be sure to use the hashtag #RandomActsOfPoetryDay to spread the word about this holiday.

When is it?
This year (2023)
October 4 Wednesday
Next year (2024)
October 2 Wednesday
Last year (2022)
October 5 Wednesday
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