Poetry awakens the senses and shows us the world in a new light. Here you will find a wide variety of poems to share and enjoy.
May marks the start of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere and Autumn in the Southern Hemisphere! Both Spring and Autumn are celebrated in the verses and poems below. Share the ones that coincide with the season May brings to you!
A fun and interesting activity you can do for World Poetry Day.
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Read poetic lines from popular songs and ask your audience to guess the songs they belong to. Then listen to the songs on You Tube!
Here's a fun quiz about famous poems and poets with multiple choice answers.
Do you know what John F. Kennedy's favourite poems was? Here is some fascinating trivia about famous poets and poems!
"Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated."
A poignant poem for Black History month by Langston Huges
Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who played a key role in the American Civil Rights Movement. From his philosophy of non-violent resistance emerged some profound thoughts that continue to inspire generations
Some lovely Christmas themed poems to share!
Blessed are they who understand
My faltering step and shaking hand...
Discussing the words of great philosophers can enhance our experience of the world. Here are what some well-known philosophers had to say about happiness.
A bio poem is a poem that is written to describe a person. Here is a template you could use to write one.
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Here are two grandparents themed poems to share.
Famous quotes about forgiveness for pondering
I would to share a poem I wrote for International Nurses Day.
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Here are 2 poems to share on Mother's Day.
Here are 3 more lovely poems to share!
Robert Burns, the famous poet and lyricist from Scotland is known and celebrated worldwide.
Here are some more unusual proverbs from around the world.
Here are 3 inspiring poems for staff to read on International Day of Peace.
Some more lovely poems to share on World Poetry Day!
20 quotes from famous philosophers
Omar Khayyám is one of the most known poets in the western world and this is attributed to his ‘Rubaiyat’.
Roald Dahl poems to ready and enjoy.
Organize residents and their relatives or residents and staff to read a poem for volunteers together.
You have to be a certain age to appreciate this one.
I can hear my mother now...
For those born before 1940!
You were born before television, before penicillin, antibiotics, polio shots, frozen foods...
4 beautiful poems to share on International Friendship Day.
Someone said that defining poetry is like grasping at the wind. It evokes intense emotion on the reader, it warms the heart, and it transposes you to the land of dreams and possibilities.
Please share your favourite poems with the Golden Carers community!
Here is a beautiful poem by Maya Angelou.
Here are 8 verses and poems about hourses.
A wonderful and funny poem written by one of members!
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Poems especially for Dad's!
Here is a poem to share on International Nurses Day.
At our Day Centre we recently celebrated a milestone birthday of 90 years young. I came across this version of 'MY FAVOURITE THINGS' that Julie Andrews sang when she turned 70 years old.
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Today I started a poetry club with my residents. We read a collection of poems with a common theme and discussed them and reminisced. This is an inspiring social activity for seniors.
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Here is a beautiful poem about childhood.
Thank you Christine!
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I would love you to display this poem that I wrote many years ago, I wrote it on behalf of a wife whose husband had dementia in the Nursing Home.
Thank you for sharing this beautiful poem Kerry.
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Lovely and inspirational poems about kindness.
A teacher that had a positive influence on us is remembered for a lifetime.
Here is a poem to celebrate all teachers of the world!
Many of your residents will remember reading this poem to their grandchildren. Humour them by reading it to them!
When planning your program for a 'Volunteers Luncheon' you may encourage some residents to participate actively by reading a poem. Here are a few poems suitable to the occasion.
Here are some funny limericks to share on St.Patrick's Day
Limerick poetry is very stimulating for the mind and lots of fun.
Poetry awakens our senses and brings immense pleasure through the stirring of our emotions.
This is a traditional rhyme for Guy Fawkes Night's festivities.
Here's a poem to help you celebrate Halloween.