National Poetry Day Thursday 4 October 2013

Rain by Don Patterson 2011
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Today is National Poetry Day 2013.

The theme of this year's day is "water". On a day when a downpour was anticipated in the weather forecast, it's appropriate to pick out, Dundee born, Don Patterson's poem, "Rain".

This is one a series of a eight poems available printed on postcards. Copies of the poem postcards were available for schools and also distributed through libraries. On Tuesday, when I checked, there were still some free Poetry Postcards available in our Broughty Ferry Community Library on Queen Street. 

Link to "Rain" by Don Patterson, read by Patrick Wallace. 


Poem © Don Paterson 2011 by permission of the author c/o Rogers, Coleridge & White Ltd