National Poetry Day 2015


This year’s theme is LIGHT, marking the UN International Year of Light 2015. The following poem by Margaret Tait considers what light is:

Did you say it’s made of waves?

Yes, that’s it.

I wonder what the waves are made of.

Oh, waves are made of waves.

Waves are what they are,



Rhythmical movement which is the inherent essence of all things.

Ultimately, there’s only movement,

Nothing else.

The movement that light is

Comes out of the sun

And it’s so gorgeous a thing

That nothing else is ever anything unless lit by it.

Why not share your favourite #LightLyrics on Twitter?

“Lights will guuuuuuide you home” from Coldplay is a definite favourite!