Hey folks! Just to let ye know that today is Poetry Day Ireland here in the Emerald Isle, an annual celebration of poetry in both the spoken & written form! This year’s theme is MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE and features many poetry events, both online and live, taking place around the country. So check out what’s going on in your area and support it if you can! 🙏🤞😁📖 In Tullamore, a couple of miles from where I live, we had a poetry workshop with Simon Costello in our brand spanking new Arts Centre: Esker Arts Centre on Saturday gone by. And tonight, in the same venue, there’ll be an open mic taking place for anyone brave enough to do a bit of spoken word. So be sure to check that out if you’re near the area & at a loose end for something creative to entertain you!
With our rich poetic heritage & traditions, we’ve a lot of bards & poets to celebrate & draw inspiration from such as William Butler Yeats; Patrick Kavanagh; Seamus Heaney; Oscar Wilde; James Joyce; Brendan Behan & Katherine Tynan to name but a few. And that’s not forgetting our current; contemporary crop of wordsmiths & spoken word artists who have ventured or are venturing to make poetry relevant & fresh by forging their own poetic path: Eavan Boland; Paul Muldoon; Paul Durcan; Stephen James Smith; MissElayneous; David Hynes; Eileen Casey; David Mallaghan & Cormac Lally etc. And I’m only just scratching the surface on the level of talent here!
And later on today, I hope to have a new poem with today’s: “Message In A Bottle” theme ready to share with you on here. So, please tune in for that. Until then, take care of yourself & have a very rhythmical; creative & poetic day! 🙏🤞😁📖