National Poetry Day 2021

National Poetry Day is the annual mass celebration on the first Thursday of October that encourages all to enjoy, discover and share poetry. This year, National Poetry Day takes place on 7th October, and this years theme is Choice.

Poetry is a great way for you to express yourself and able to deliver a powerful message without writing a novel.  So why not have a go, or why not check out a couple of poems!

For inspiration check out this extract from a well-known poem from Paul Cookson called ‘Let No One Steal Your Dreams’:

Let no one steal your dreams 

Follow your heart 

Follow your soul 

For only when you follow them 

Will you feel truly whole 


Set your sights and keep them fixed 

Set your sights on high 

Let no one steal your dreams 

Your only limit is the sky