Water theme for National Poetry Day 2013

  • 3 October 2013
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Today is National Poetry Day and kids and adults across the UK are encouraged to come up with their own poems.

Each year has a different theme. In 2013 it's water, inspired by the line from Coleridge's Rime of the Ancient Mariner: "Water, water, everywhere".

Lots of events are taking place across the country, with celebs like Rizzle Kicks and George the Poet involved.

Even Prince Charles is taking part, having recorded a reading of his favourite Dylan Thomas poem Fern Hill.

Since 1994 National Poetry Day has tried to inspire people to get into poetry and try and write their own stuff.