World Poetry Day is celebrated on 21 March, it was declared by UNESCO in 1999. Its purpose is to promote the reading, writing and also publishing poetry. UNESCO also recognises the cultural tranformation that poetry can do.
In honor to all those people who has wrote such great poems we better appreciate all those words.
Charles Bukowski - The Unblinking Grief
you are much more than simply dead
I am a dish for your ashes
I am a fist for your vanished air
the most terrible thing about life
is finding it gone
William Shakespeare - Sonnet 116
Love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no; it is an ever-fixed mark,
That looks on tempests, and is never shake
Oscar Wilde - To My Wife
And when wind and winter harden
All the loveless land,
It will whisper of the garden,
You will understand
Pablo Neruda - I Do Not Love You
I love you as certain dark things are to be loved
between the shadow and the soul.
Walt Whitman - Leaves of Grass
I bequeath myself to the dirt to grow from the grass I love
If you want me again look for me under your boot-soles
Sylvia Plath - Daddy
At twenty I tried to die
And get back, back, back to you.
I thought even the bones would do.
But they pulled me out of the sack,
And they stuck me together with glue