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National Poetry Day: readers dedicate poems to babies, partners, friends and goats – video


We asked you help us celebrate National Poetry Day by sending us readings of your favourite poems. Here are some of our favourite videos

We’re breaking with “the tyranny of prose” this week, and turning to you, our readers, to make the most of National Poetry Day by making poems come alive. The focus of this year’s UK-wide celebration of poetry, for which you can find the full programme here, is to get you thinking, dreaming and acting like a poet. Here are some of the video dedications you shared on GuardianWitness– a mix of your own creations and your favourite poems by others.

If you’d like to join in with your own dedication, you can follow the lead of readers who’ve already shared their videos here, or by clicking on the blue “Contribute” buttons on this page. You can also follow the action on social media via the hashtag #NationalPoetryDay.

To a 6-year-old sister and the beautiful way she sees the world

An (attempted) poem for a baby daughter

WB Yeats for a husband

A Smile To Remember by Charles Bukowski for victims of domestic abuse

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