National Poetry Day is a campaign for poets, poetry fans and poetry organisations to enjoy and participate in, held every year on the first Thursday in October.
Poetry helps us to remember stories, from Jack and Jill all the way to the Odyssey. Children love rhymes and rhythms; but poetry also helps them to improve literacy, to articulating a story or argument, to deliver a punchline or a morisal.
The theme for National Poetry Day 2013 is 'water'. Lord Byron