(Updated on 21 March 2023)
Celebrating the linguistic expression of our common humanity
‘...Held every year on 21 March, World Poetry Day celebrates one of humanity’s most treasured forms of cultural and linguistic expression and identity. Practiced throughout history – in every culture and on every continent – poetry speaks to our common humanity and our shared values, transforming the simplest of poems into a powerful catalyst for dialogue and peace.
UNESCO first adopted 21 March as World Poetry Day during its 30th General Conference in Paris in 1999, with the aim of supporting linguistic diversity through poetic expression and increasing the opportunity for endangered languages to be heard.
World Poetry Day is an occasion to honour poets, revive oral traditions of poetry recitals, promote the reading, writing and teaching of poetry, foster the convergence between poetry and other arts such as theatre, dance, music and painting, and raise the visibility of poetry in the media. As poetry continues to bring people together across continents, all are invited to join in.’- United Nations, World Poetry Day 21 March
GCGI Celebrates and Sings the Praises of Poetry
‘Poetry is the key which unlocks the gates of wisdom’
‘Poetry, The Landscapes of the Soul, The Path to Serenity’
‘Poetry has a power to inspire change like no other art form’
A Poetic Pilgrimage to Wisdom
Ode to Poetry, Spirituality and the Natural World
Mother Nature and Poetry Symbols of Light, Hope and Healing
A New Day Dawning...Let the Light in and Let the Healing Begin
Another Beautiful Day of Celebration on 21 March