Elvira Mistress of Felinity, here!
So what is this day all about?
"UNESCO first adopted 21 March as World Poetry Day during its 30th General Conference in Paris in 1999, with the aim of supporting linguistic diversity through poetic expression and increasing the opportunity for endangered languages to be heard.
#WorldPoetryDay is the occasion to honour poets, revive oral traditions of poetry recitals, promote the reading, writing, and teaching of poetry....
The United Nations also has a page devoted to the event, with messages, multimedia, and resources.
As they say on their page...
"Poetry reaffirms our common humanity by revealing to us that individuals, everywhere in the world, share the same questions and feelings. Poetry is the mainstay of oral tradition and, over centuries, can communicate the innermost values of diverse cultures."
We here at The Opinionated Pussycat have long shared our poetic talents and those of Daddy Kiril as well.
Our founder, Mr. Nikita, was the first; he encouraged me to develop my poetic skills and I encouraged Sneakers the Texian Tuxedo and Friday the Bearded Lady.
In honor of this day I have written something that some might consider long overdue....
Our theme song! Hee, hee!
I have dedicated it to the memory of our beloved Mr. Nikita and I hope you enjoy it.