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Tomorrow is Poetry Break Day.  A day to celebrate poetry! 

Poetry has a long history.  Did you know that many consider the first poem to be created 4,000 years ago?  The “Epic of Gilgamesh” is the name and was the retelling of the story of Noah’s Ark.  The poetry genres of epic, tragic and comic were determined by Aristotle way back in 350 B.C.

Poets and poetry have flourished all over the world.  Poets like William Shakespeare and Walt Whitman.  In the 19th century we know the names of Emily Dickinsin, Henry David Thoreau, Walt Whitman, WB Yeats and Robert Browning.  Let’s not forget Robert Frost!  Poetry continues to be very popular to this day!

Private Home Health Care hopes that you will have a chance to enjoy the day by taking a moment to write poetry, read a favorite poem or learn more about the life of your favorite poet.

To get you started here is a poem by William Wordsworth:

“My Heart Leaps Up”

My heart leaps up when I behold

 A rainbow in the sky;

So was it when my life began;

So be it when I shall grow old,

 Or let me die?

The Child is the father of the Man;

And I could wish my days to be 

Bound each to each by natural

  piety.

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