"Poetry is a song of freedom, enabling us to affirm our identity through creation. Poetry is also the song of our deepest feelings; in the words of the Brazilian poet and diplomat João Cabral de Melo Neto, “even unintentionally, every word that comes from emotion is poetry”. Through its words and its rhythm, poetry gives shape to our dreams of peace, justice and dignity, and gives us the strength and desire to mobilize to make them real."
I originally intended on sharing one of my own favourite poems but thought that it would be much more fun for everyone else to share theirs (you can find a selection of some of mine here though, if you're stuck for ideas). There are also 50 of Poetry's most poignant lines over here. So - let us all know - what's your favourite poem?