World Poetry Day in Yorkshire

Celebrate World Poetry Day in Yorkshire by reading a Yorkshire author or visiting a historic library in Yorkshire such as the beautiful Leeds library or the sub-branch of the British library in Wetherby.

Simon Armitage

Poetry celebrations are taking place across libraries and schools throughout the region, and Yorkshire-born Poet Laureate, Simon Armitage, is celebrating in conjunction with the National Trust today, with a poem about blossom. Choose a National Trust site in Yorkshire.

Verse of the day

A heaven so clear, an earth so calm,
⁠So sweet, so soft, so hushed an air;
And, deepening still the dream-like charm,
⁠Wild moor-sheep feeding everywhere.

Emily Brontë

Your Favourite Yorkshire Verses

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