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Rhythm 'n' Rhyme

National Poetry Day 2008

National Poetry Day

National Poetry Day was held on Thursday the 9th of October.

In honour of this special occasion, BBC Radio Ulster held a special Rhythm 'n' Rhyme week from Saturday the 4th to Friday the 10th of October.

Selected Poems were broadcast on Radio Ulster during the week and many of the submitted poems are displayed below in the special Rhythm 'n' Rhyme Showcase.

A BIG Thank You!! from Get Writing and BBC Radio Ulster, to all that submitted their poems for Rhytm 'n' Rhyme week and a big congratulations to all that had them read out on the Air.

Rhythm 'n' Rhyme Showcase

Al Smyth - Reflections
Alice McGuiness - Each and Every One of Us
Anonymous - Trish and Jo on the Hugo Show
Anonymous - The Cat's Prayer
Anonymous - Radio Ulster Prayer
Anonymous - The Hairdresser's Prayer
Carolann North - Drinking by Woods on a Snowy Evening
Colin T Mercer - How I Start Each Day
Dan Eggs - Work
Daniel Egede - Work
Edward Robinson - Knackered
Emma Jones - The Storm
Emma Jones - Working
Geraldine McMullan - The Plumber's Daughter
Jean Vance - A Silent Cry
Jennifer M Frew - Serenity
Louise Mercer - Birds
Paul Jeffcutt - In Employment
Peter King - Rathlin
Neil Joseph Burns - On A Girl Trying to Maintain Her Dignity
Neil Joseph Burns - The Night Weaver
Sean Mullin - 3722
Steve Ormsby - To War, To Death
Vincent Marmion - At the Bar
Vincent Marmion - Overpowering
Vincent Marmion - The Party After the Funeral

The BBC will showcase as many of your submissions as possible but we cannot guarantee that all submissions will be published.

Whats On

Radio Ulster Promo

BBC Radio Ulster celebrates National Poetry Day in style with a week of Rhythm and Rhyme dedicated to the occasion.

Visit the BBC Radio Ulster Rhytm 'n' Rhyme site to see what programmes they have in store for the week of celebrations.

View the BBC Radio Ulster Schedule.

Alternatively Listen now to Radio Ulster.

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