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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 is World Poetry Day.

aaduna recognizes this significant day by celebrating with a March 2017 penned poem by Isis Arias Clermont, who resides in Brooklyn, New York, USA.


She enamors me 
Wraps me up in her bales of laughter
Rolling over me in curls of light 
Climbing over my anxieties to be great and stomping out sadness 
when it comes to call 

"Smile? Are you happy? Smile!"

Squeezes held tight 
Long whispers of hold me 
Don't go 
Stay with me 
Her not knowing I will never leave her side
Will always be there to hold her
Always a solid support

Love is an understatement 
Hearts exploded when she appeared 
Bright eyes 
Soft smiles 
Her smell simply enchanting 
Creating an insatiable need to protect and care for 

She has no idea the effect she has on others 
The world lays down at her feet  
Simply because she chooses to walk upon it 
And her greatness has yet to show itself 
Time will allow her to blossom 
For now, I hold her close
Not letting go for a second
Not ever letting go.

Copyright © 2017 by Isis Arias Clermont

Isis Arias Clermont with Lily (photo provided)

Poetry reaffirms our common humanity by revealing to us that individuals, everywhere in the world, share the same questions and feelings. Poetry is the mainstay of oral tradition and, over centuries, can communicate the innermost values of diverse cultures.

In celebrating World Poetry Day, March 21, UNESCO recognizes the unique ability of poetry to capture the creative spirit of the human mind.

A decision to proclaim 21 March as World Poetry Day was adopted during UNESCO’s 30th session held in Paris in 1999.

One of the main objectives of the Day is to support linguistic diversity through poetic expression and to offer endangered languages the opportunity to be heard within their communities.

The observance of World Poetry Day is also meant to encourage a return to the oral tradition of poetry recitals, to promote the teaching of poetry, to restore a dialogue between poetry and the other arts such as theatre, dance, music and painting, and to support small publishers and create an attractive image of poetry in the media, so that the art of poetry will no longer be considered an outdated form of art, but one which enables society as a whole to regain and assert its identity.

National Poetry Month is coming...every fourth calendar month... April. 

aaduna will celebrate by posting four poems each day during the fourth month at this site.  This initiative and recognition is globally inspired, diverse in the poetic styles presented, and multicultural in the voices that we will provide a platform for to inspire, challenge, and enlighten our public.    

Arias Clermont will present another poem on April 29th and 119 other poets will join her each day during that month.  Celebrate with us.  Poems will be posted by 9 AM each day.  

Come to www.aadunanotes.blogspot.com each day in April and share what you read with your social media contacts.  Support Poetry!  And also embrace all writers.

'Nough said.

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