Poetry is music in language. Poetry is play. Poetry is exploration. Poetry is emotion.
For the past 21 years, World Poetry Day has been celebrated on March 21, emphasizing the power of poetry to reaffirm “our common humanity by revealing to us that individuals, everywhere in the world, share the same questions and feelings.”
In these times of physical distancing, it is important to continue to share our creativity and our thoughts with one another. So, in the spirit of World Poetry Day, we’re sharing poetry submitted by some talented, local Wisconsinites in the hopes that you might find some comfort in their words.