You decided, we announce: the winner of the Poetry Without Borders video competition is……ALL THE THREE PARTICIPANTS!!! Yes, we have a tie. And that is not a surprise because all the videos we got are equally great, with their own peculiar cultural features. Now, in order to be able to award all the winner, we … More VIDEO COMPETITION IS OFFICIALLY OVER! Guess who won…
Competition is about to end, so now is time to put your fingers in action and click to vote in your predilect video. The poem with most likes will give its author the chance to win a poetry book of his choice, with a value up to £25! You have until this upcoming Friday, the … More WHICH VIDEO POEM IS YOUR FAVOURITE ONE?
Life is fine I went down to the river, I set down on the bank. I tried to think but couldn’t, So I jumped in and sank. I came up once and hollered! I came up twice and cried! If that water hadn’t a-been so cold I might’ve sunk and died. But it … More LIFE…
There is nothing better to start the day with good vibes than a little bit of Poetry. Today, we got a video submission straight out of Lisbon, the sunny capital of Portugal. The author is Beatriz Canas Mendes, a 20-year-old Chinese-Filipino-Portuguese descendant, who decided to share an incredibly sarcastic poem from the Portuguese poet Alexandre … More Poetry is unstoppable! New video submission!
After the eloquent poem from our Brazilian competitor, today we got an equally delightful submission directly from the Swiss Alps. The author of the video is Ana Lopes, a 27-year-old Swiss-Portuguese national, who choose the poem “Quatrains Valaisans” , written by the Swiss poet Rainer Maria Rilke in 1924, to present us her culture. We hope that … More Brand new video submission just for you, guys!
To celebrate the National Poetry Month, we’ve collected the most happiest and uplifting quotes. Enjoy! Happiness isn’t about getting what you want all the time It’s about loving what you have and Being grateful for it. Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your actions – Dalai Lama This quote sounds cheesy … More National Poetry Month
When we think about poetry the most common reaction is to think about it as a product of adults, for adults. But if we reflect a little bit deeper about this question, we will reach the conclusion that poetry is primarily related to children. Usually, our first contact with poetry happens when we are still … More Children and Poetry: a crucial relationship
That Music Always Round Me (1891) That music always round me, unceasing, unbeginning, yet long untaught I did not hear, But now the chorus I hear and am elated, A tenor, strong, ascending with power and health, with glad notes of daybreak I hear, A soprano at intervals sailing buoyantly over the tops of … More Music Poetry
The etymology of word ‘poetry’ (verb) comes from the Greek and it means ‘I create’. The first written poetry, in the ancient world, had a religious subtext, used for prayers. Initially, poetry was developed through storytelling; it helped to create an essential factor: correct rhythm, complex and reflective emotions as well as emphasizing the main … More BRIEF HISTORY OF POETRY
Greetings, Poetry lovers! We are delighted to present you our first video submission! The author is Camila Moura, a 24 years old Brazilian girl, from the wonderful city of Rio de Janeiro. To share with us, Camila chose the poem “Canção do Exílio” (“The Song of Exile”), written in 1843 by António Gonçalves Dias. Bellow … More WE GOT OUR FIRST VIDEO SUBMISSION!