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Well, National Poetry Day might be over, but the poetry keeps coming. Here are some of my favourite tweets (plus a lovely video) from #NationalPoetryDay:

“Poetry might be defined as the clear expression of mixed feelings.’” – W.H. Auden (@Waterstones)

 

The Queen will hold a reception to celebrate contemporary British poetry on 19 November (@BritishMonarchy)

 

Performed at an open mic night for the first time ever. Definitely one of the most exhilarating things I’ve ever done #SlamPoetry (@samhiozzer)

 

Carly shows up unexpected with flowers and peaches for me and now we listen to slam poetry on the porch over tea. It’s true love. (@KatieGKrauter)

 

“I thought that being a poet was what made people allow you to be irresponsible.” – Christopher Logue (@parisreview)

 

‘Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat.’ – Robert Frost (@PenguinUKBooks)

 

‘Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful what it distorts.’ – P. B. Shelley, from ‘A Defence of Poetry’ (@PenguinUKBooks)

 “The only problem
with Haiku is that you just
get started and then”

–       Roger McGough
(@IainMcNicol)

 To celebrate #poetrydayuk#, The Prince of Wales has recorded ‘Fern Hill’, one of his favourite Dylan Thomas poems – bit.ly/GAEhsq (@ClarenceHouse)

Of course, the most exciting part of National Poetry Day for me was starting this blog, and one of my intended goals is to include poetry from new, contemporary poets (myself included!), as well as more established writers. If you have any poetry you’d like to be considered for inclusion, please comment below or get in touch via Twitter @CallistoGreen.

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