This is the first Thursday in the month of October. In the United Kingdom it is called National Poetry Day and was founded in 1994 by William Sieghart. Today is a time for celebrating poetry and all things poetical. Maybe these poems will stimulate you to write a poem today.

Bishop Thomas Ken, 1637-1711, wrote this poem on the theme of Forgiveness:


Forgive me, Lord, for thy dear Son
The ill that I have this day done.
That with the world, my self and thee,

I, ere I sleep, at peace may be.


John Kempthorne, 1775-1838, wrote this poem on the theme Praising God:


Praise the Lord! Ye heavens adore him,
Praise him, angels in the height!
Sun and moon, rejoice before him,

Praise him, all ye stars and light.

The theme of National Poetry Day this year is Choice.
Bishop Thomas Ken wrote this poem on the theme of Choosing to serve God:

Direct, control, suggest, this day,
All I design, or do, or say,
That all my powers, with all their might,
In thy sole glory may unite.