Have you taken part in LitWorld’s second annual Global Poem for Change yet? This year poet Sharon Creech set the poem off with this thought-provoking (indeed, poetry-inducing) couplet:
It has certainly inspired literally hundreds of people to respond. If you haven’t done so already, you can add your lines here, but hurry – you only have until the end of the month to join in. Teachers, this could be a wonderful way to blow away the Monday-morning blues!
If you’ve already contributred, then do go and take another look at the poem itself. It is growing by the hour, and it’s wonderful and fascinating to read all the different ways people have responded to Sharon’s initial call.
So whether you are a published poet, a closet poet or someone like me, who can only read and marvel over the original poems that are often a part of the Poetry Friday get-togethers, here’s your chance to join in with this unique chance to link your words for literacy across the globe. Why do that? Well, I leave the last word to Lit World:
Literacy rights are human rights. Each time we come together in acts of literary community, we stand in solidarity with all children worldwide who want to belong to the world of words.