United Nations and Wikipedia. I cele-brated by getting my teeth cleaned. Really.
But tonight I will celebrate by attending a reading by poet Denise Duhamel and participating in a Homerathon--that is, a marathon reading of Homer's epic, The Odyssey.
As I understand it, some people will be reading it aloud in Greek. I will be reading an English translation. At 4:14-4:30 a.m. Yes. A.M. I frequently wake up at 3:ish a.m., so this will give me something classy to do at that hour.
Both of these fine poetry events take place on the campus of Illinois Wesleyan University. Once again, it's wonderful to live in a two-university town (twin cities).
Now I am going out to celebrate World Poetry Day by 1) writing a poem (I hope) 2) raking up sweetgumballs 3) continuing to be pelted by fragrant white blossoms 4) communing with the rabbits, as a jillion of them are out there hopping and eating.
I hope they are not eating off the tiny blossoms of bleeding heart just about to open....