Random Acts of Poetry Day October 7

Calling ALL scribes!  This is a terrific opportunity for you to let your voice be heard, as Saturday, October 7th is


 Whoa!  Are they sure they know what they are doing here?  Unleashing bards and bardettes from all over the world to explode with poetic joy, any and every where they are?  Methinks, this could be one for the books…

or walls…

or coffee houses…

All of you who have a poem or two in your boodle bag, this is day to bring it out for some fresh air!  Write it on a wall (okay, write it on a sticky note and LEAVE IT on a wall),  sing it in your car or pretend you are part of an invisible flash mob and get it going while you are walking through the mall. Imagine that all the ghosts of poets past, are joining you, one at a time, until your voices are filling the air with verse and rhyme!  Dang, you know how to have a good time.

you saw what I just did there… right?

So, you say, you don’t write poetry?  What’s wrong with you, didn’t your parents raise you write…  Well then, be a presenter of OPP!  (Other People’s Poetry)  Find a book at the library (remember those places, where you can actually take a book home and not have to pay for it). Or find something online and recite it to your family, strangers at the store, the dog (don’t try it with the cat unless your health insurance is paid in full) or wander into the yard and share it with the flora and fauna!

However, wherever and whenever you can, SHARE POETRY on OCTOBER 7th.  Be stealth about it, be quirky, be enthusiastic but most of all BE PROUD to BE a SUPPORTER of POETRY!  After all, where would the music industry be if people suppressed their inner poet?  Can you think of how many cans of spray paint might never put to use, if urban wall artist didn’t require a place to park their platitudes.  I know my drive to work would be far less interesting if not for the gifts of graffiti that make me realize I am grateful I know how to self-publish… 

Know what else you can do to celebrate Random Acts of Poetry Day?  Gift someone a copy of a book of poetry. Of course, you know I am going to suggest one of mine but don’t let that be where it ends.  There are several wonderful poets out there, whose work would brighten the day of anyone. So visit your favorite online retailer and send an eBook  ( OF MINE ) AND someone else’s to your Boo!

 Be proud to be among those who will stand

And share ama zing poetry, throughout the land

Spread those words outrageous or sweet

Everywhere you can, from the country to the streets

Give from your heart knowing how much you’ll be cherished

Sharing of poetry, ensures this great form of expression

won’t perish!

(c) 2017 Annette Rochelle Aben 

44 responses to “Random Acts of Poetry Day October 7

  1. That’s a lovely way of celebrating poetry whether the own of a favorite one from someone else… I will see, if I get to write one tomorrow too.

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  3. Getting my cans of spray paint ready! 😀

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  4. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Lots of great posts flying around today and here is another from Annette Rochelle Aben – It is Random Acts of Poetry Day…so get your verse on and share…

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  5. Tess M Garfield

    Reblogged this on Stories from the Heart and commented:
    I’ll have to see what I can pull together today. I’d never heard of ‘Random acts of poetry day’, but now that I have…

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  8. There was a young poet named Paul
    Who wrote a poem upon a wall.
    A policeman took him away
    That self-same day.
    I believe his name was Saul.

    Thanks for bringing this day to my attention, Annette. Kevin

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  9. Reblogged this on newauthoronline and commented:
    Thanks to Annette for bringing this day to my attention.

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  10. Love your idea of ‘Random Acts…’ I had shared a haiku yesterday, on my twitter page, it went quite unnoticed. 🙂 Let me share it here again:
    “Fall evokes emotions
    It speaks myriad messages of
    Beauty, life and re-birth”

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  11. Lindsey Russell

    I’m not a poet but wrote this about thirty years ago and seems just as relevant now.

    Man what kind of fool are you
    When to lie and to cheat is to play by the rules
    What fickle friendships you endure
    Just to reach some infernal score
    Truth becomes a hollow sham
    Pale loser in the ascent of man
    Civilization has lost the race
    When humanity has no saving grace

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  13. I’ve posted my Random Act of Poetry and feel quite good about it. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  16. A limerick using prompt words: eagle, childlike, rip-tide,dynamics, trash can, endurance

    There was a young eagle named Eddy
    Who loved to soar by the jetty
    He made a dive a little too wide
    Nearly got swept by a rip-tide
    Yet his dynamics kept him steady

    His endurance filled Eddy with pride
    Childlike, he threw caution aside
    Happiness faded quickly away
    As a huge trash can got in his way
    Poor Eddy had a really rough ride

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  17. Brenden "NevaMore" Martel

    This sounds really cool, I am sorry that I missed it. Hopefully, next year though.

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