It’s National Poetry Day In the UK! Let’s Make It Michael Rosen Day!

Michael Rosen is a fearless friend to all the children in the UK and around world. He is like Roald Dahl’s Big Friendly Giant – a huge force for good in the world and the best wordsmith on the planet.

“Words are Ours” Michael Rosen says in the best poem for kids ever written. But it’s not just the poem that we like. It’s the way Michael recites it. His eyes go wide, his wrinkles deepen, his mouth maneuvers as the words spill out. Sometimes the words are like projectiles accompanied with an enthusiastic shout.

Then before you know it you’re watching again, eyes wide with delight, thinking about words and searching for of them – especially the ones Michael has left out — wishing you could write a poem about them on the National Poetry Day in the UK!

Michael Rosen’s Poems & Stories Video Playlist

About National Poetry Day

National Poetry Day will take place on Thursday 28 September 2017 and this year’s theme is “Freedom”. National Poetry Day is an annual celebration that inspires people throughout the UK to enjoy, discover and share poems. Everyone is invited to join in, whether by organizing events, displays, competitions or by simply posting favorite lines of poetry on social media using #nationalpoetryday. (From

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