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March 21 is World Poetry Day

❝ March 21 is #WorldPoetryDay .Let's celebrate the power of #poetry to shake.

Empowering poetesses Empoderando a Mujeres Poetisas ❞

"Mar de Alegría" is a poem by Magda Portal, one of the most prominent Peruvian poets of the 20th century. The poem is a celebration of life, joy, and the beauty of nature, and it is known for its vivid imagery and lyrical language.

Sea of Joy

Sea of joy, wild and free,

brimming with life and light,

you dance with the wind and the sun,

and your waves sing with delight.

Your voice is the music of nature,

the rhythm of life and the soul,

your breath is the scent of the ocean,

the essence that makes us whole.

You are the mirror of our dreams,

the reflection of our hopes and fears,

you show us the path to freedom,

the way to conquer our tears.

Sea of joy, you are the source of life,

the fountain of eternal youth,

you teach us to love and to live,

and to cherish the gifts of truth.

So let us dance with you, sea of joy,

and sing with your waves of light,

for in your embrace we find our bliss,

our reason to shine and to fight.

Magda Portal was a prominent Peruvian writer, feminist, and political activist. She was born on June 27, 1900, in Lima, Peru, and passed away on July 27, 1989.

Portal was a leading figure in the Peruvian feminist movement and was one of the founders of the Peruvian Feminist League. She was also a member of the Aprista movement, a left-wing political party in Peru, and was actively involved in political activities throughout her life.

As a writer, Portal is best known for her poetry, which explores themes such as love, social justice, and the struggle for women's rights. She also wrote essays and plays, and her work was widely published in literary magazines and newspapers in Peru and other Latin American countries.

In addition to her literary and political activities, Portal was also a prominent educator and served as a professor at the National University of San Marcos in Lima.

Portal's legacy continues to inspire feminists and activists in Peru and beyond, and her work remains an important part of the country's cultural and political history.

March 21 is celebrated as World Poetry Day around the world. This day was established by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 1999 to celebrate the unique ability of poetry to capture the creative spirit of the human mind.

World Poetry Day aims to promote the reading, writing, and teaching of poetry, and to recognize the important role that poets play in preserving and promoting cultural diversity and linguistic heritage.

(UNESCO, 2023)

Written by Munllonch

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