Poetry Challenge #72

World Read Aloud Day

Let’s celebrate in style. For today’s prompt, instead of taking 7 minutes to write a poem, let’s read poems aloud. Grab a collection of poems, click over to one of the poetry links below, or if you’re feeling truly brave, flip back through your notebook and reread some of the poems you’ve written. Then, take a deep breath and read—aloud! To someone or something else. After all, poetry is best shared!

World Read Aloud Day Links:

  1. LitWorld.org
  2. Famous Poems & Poets
  3. Poem Hunters
  4. International Poetry Digest
  5. The Writer’s Almanac NPR
  6. Where The Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

Set the timer for 7 minutes.

Start Reading!

(Be warned: You just might get carried away!)

*Kelly Bennett and I began this 7-Minute Poetry Challenge over 1000 days ago. We now take turns creating our own prompts to share with you. If you join us in the 7-Minute Poetry Challenge, let us know by posting the title, a note, or if you want, the whole poem in the comments.