Last week we celebrated Poetry at Work Day and shared some of the fun. Little did we know that folks would be celebrating all throughout the week, and we didn’t want you to miss out on these tweets and Instagram posts of the ongoing Poetry at Work Day fun.
Think about it: you would have been sad to learn that this video from Festivity 365 was out there and we didn’t show it to you. These three fellows took a break and each wrote a poem prompted from Radio Times magazine.
— Festivity365 (@festive365) January 17, 2017
Not to be outdone by three guys with a magazine, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation got practically all of Canada to write a haiku for the day:
— CBC (@CBC) January 12, 2017
Vocals golden, deep and pure.
— Tamara Pyke (@TamaraPyke) January 12, 2017
— Union Station (@Torontounion) January 12, 2017
— Downie Wenjack Fund (@downiewenjack) January 12, 2017
— Christina Neigel (@LibraryUFV) January 12, 2017
Ontario’s transportation ministry got in on the Roses are Red fun.
— MTO (@ONtransport) January 12, 2017
The gauntlet was thrown for an ode to your stapler (followed by the creasing of Emily’s shawl).
— Backspace Bar (@BackspaceNola) January 12, 2017
Sussex radio delivered the weather report in rhyme.
— More Radio (@moresussex) January 12, 2017
And Subway thinks lunch should rhyme.
Even Penn State’s Nittany Lion got in on the act.
— The Nittany Lion (@NittanyLion) January 12, 2017
We found a poetree in the loo.
— Frugi (@Frugi) January 12, 2017
Hofstra University jumps from haiku to MFA.
— Hofstra University (@HofstraU) January 12, 2017
Book publishers got in on the day (as they should).
— Dutton Books (@DuttonBooks) January 12, 2017
— Summersdale (@Summersdale) January 12, 2017
British Forces weren’t about to be left behind.
— BFBS (@bfbs) January 12, 2017
But maybe the Diggerland theme park is more your style.
— Diggerland UK (@Diggerland_UK) January 12, 2017
We’ve always said code is poetry.
— AlterGyan- Languages (@altergyan) January 12, 2017
Space continues to be a poetic exploration.
— ArtScience Museum (@ArtSciMuseum) January 12, 2017
France showed up.
— La Villette (@LaVillette) January 11, 2017
Some Instagram favorites—right on over to Finland.
A wrap-up to #PoetryAtWorkDay from our CEO, with a quote from Francisco de Quevedo. #Repost @fpaulusaa with @repostapp ・・・ Quotes on my chalkboard. Serán ceniza mas tendrá sentido. Polvo serán mas polvo enamorado. Written by @Rosacullell, quoting Francisco de Quevedo: "Amor constante más allá de la muerte." #franciscodequevedo #fpaulusaachalkboard #roscullell #poemas #poemasdelalma #amor #Love #muerte #death #ceniza #polvo #Quevedo #fpaulusaadiary
Day 12 of #PirateDustAdventure is also #PoetryAtWorkDay. I'm not much of a poetry reader, but I did like Shel Silverstein as a kid. Do you read poetry? ??? Red & purple #bookishrainbow17 | enough #ampersandjan17 | white books #lilmissbookqweens | happy endings #janbookstagram | book + beverage #janbookary | book you can read in a day #swoonyfictionjanuary | Hufflepuff colors (black & yellow) #hootlootpairing | new year, new book! #bookishgalsjan | protagonist you most relate to #newbookginnings17 | comfort #circleofbookishfriends | time travel #livelaughbooksjanuary | rebellious character #totally80sbookish | 2017 release you can't wait for #pjmonthofmagic | favorite fantasy world #fpbfantasychallenge2017 | book + tea #booksfaithlovejan17 | first section you go to in a bookstore #grimdragon | books winter essentials #jrfcjanuary17 | best opening line #watermelanerdsjanuary | cover buy #historicalteatime | #currentlyreading #sammyreadsjanuary17 | purple books #bookishfriendsjanuary17 ??? #adarkershadeofmagic #wayfarer #fallingup #bibliofarers
Tänään vietetään Runoutta Töissä-päivää ? Viinijuhlan Väellä ei ihan runosuoni Kuki tähän hetkeen ??joten jaamme päivän kunniaksi ajatelman työstä, ja muistutamme Teitä etsimään siitä sen hauskan ❤ Leikkisää työpäivää kaikille ? #peeässä #kuopiowinefestival #viinijuhlat #rakkaudestaviiniin #kuopio #finland #tasteofamerica #spinthebottle #anothertwist #poetryatworkday
And just remember. You’re never too young to start.
Photo by Davide D’Amico, Creative Commons via Flickr.
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