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…


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…

Poetry is unstoppable! New video submission!

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!

Brand new video submission just for you, guys!

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!

National Poetry Month

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

Music Poetry

  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