World Poetry Day is March 21

Tomorrow is World Poetry Day. Created in 1999 by UNESCO, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, the day was designed to promote poetry throughout the world, to “give fresh recognition and impetus to national, regional and international poetry movements”.

On World Poetry Day there will be festivals, celebrations, mic events, random readings. Check with your local schools, libraries, community centers, universities to see what is going on near you. Look for open mic nights and show up to support those brave souls who recite aloud.

And don’t forget to try your hand at poetry tomorrow. After all, poetry is the music of the soul.  I’m telling you now in order for you to seek out some poetic fun.

Years ago, I knew a lady online who wrote some fabulous poetry. She did a poem I’ve kept with me that had a line in it, “just for one day, because we’re all poets.”

Well that’s World Poetry Day!  Because deep down we’re all a bit of a poet, reach in and tap into that crazy, secret part of you and write something funny, odd, serious, sad, wild, unusual or normal! But just for one day let your inner poet have free reign. And leave me something to read later, please?  So here I offer this for you. (Thanks K.K.)

Spring Haiku

Blooming daffodil,
yellow ink of Springtime tales
written for the heart.

-Sherry Rentschler

Ok, how about a CLEAN Limerick?

There once was a girl they called “Sherry,”
Whose poetry was really quite scary.
But you count on good times,
Despite her bad rhymes,
‘Cause at least her poems weren’t hairy!

Now, leave me one of yours! Go on, play! Release your poetic cracken and be a titan, if just for one day.

Don’t forget April is coming and that is National Poetry Month! I plan to share lots of goodies with you, so stay tuned.


Now for some odds and ends:

  • The winner of the Name My Bar contest will be announced this week. I hope you entered! All the details will be revealed — I hope I got a name that I will like!
  • Breaking The Glass Slipper won The Book Designer’s Ebook Cover Contest for Jan 2017. I was very excited and psyched! Enter those contests! Here’s my award:
  • Finally, look for a LIVE FACEBOOK event coming at the end of the month. Don’t know where to find me. Follow me here and watch for an announcement. I’ll also put a note here in the blog.

Before I go, I want to wish you all a Happy Spring! Wherever you are, know that winter is being pushed aside and the world is turning to a new season. The winds of change are here; the rains, the flowers, and the twitterpation of birds follows. This is the season of love and color. Allow yourself to be enchanted.

Thank you for dropping by.
I remain, Yours Between the Lines,


  1. John Kent says:


    The composition of a poem

    cannot easily be defined,

    it is more than just some random words

    rhythmically entwined,

    it’s like a jigsaw puzzle

    of a thought inside your mind,

    that only when completed

    is the message there to find.

    John A. Kent. © 1990

    • SherryR says:

      Hi John, Thank you for including an offering by yourself. I like it very much. Happy World Poetry Day!
      And thank you for stopping by. Please come again.

    • SherryR says:

      Hi Allan, I don’t follow strange links from my guestbook, but I appreciate your stopping by. I hope you will enjoy World Poetry Day and maybe take a look at my poetry books.

  2. Dr. Minal says:

    I am Dr. Minal from Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh) – India. I write poems in my mother tongue that is hindi. If I send my poems in hindi so will you translate it in English. Reply me soon.

    • SherryR says:

      Hello Dr. Minal. I’m sorry I’m not hiring out as an editor. Enjoy World Poetry Day and I hope you get a chance to read a few of my poetry books.

      By the way, this is not the best method for hiring an editor and is rather tacky. Good luck.

  3. Nicola Penistone says:

    My First attempt at a Limerick

    A Frog Called Fred

    Fred was a frog with a bounce
    He would jump around and jounce
    He leapt in the pool
    Where it was cool
    For he was a frog with a bounce

    • SherryR says:

      Hello Nicole! Say that was a cute limerick. Remember that the same meter in the first line (7 beats) must also be applied to the second and fifth lines. Your counts are first line 7, second line is an off beat 7 (meaning it doesn’t follow the same beat pattern), and the last line is 8 beats. Also the third and fourth lines do not match. If the third line is 5 beats then so much be the fourth line. Yours is only four. Last item, jounce and bounce are pretty much the same and jounce is rather archaic. I’d choose one or the other. Maybe change jounce to pounce?

      As fun and easy as they seem, even Limericks are demanding, right? I hope you’ll keep writing and creating.

      And thank you for stopping by and sharing. Have a great poetry month and stay tuned for more!

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