Poet[ry] on a Cupcake Day
Updated: Aug 27
It is technically Poet on a Cupcake Day, which has a really fun history detailed below. I decided to do Poetry on a Cupcake Day and this is the shortest poem in history, though that is up to some debate. :)
This is the poem, Lines on the Antiquity of Microbes by Strickland Gillilan:
Which is funny because the name of the poem is much longer than the actual poem. :)
Here are some links on Poets and Poetry:
** Do you agree with the lists?
The 34 greatest poets of all time
The 32 Most Iconic Poems in the English Language
Plus Some Bonus Poems, Because We Love You
Cool infographic on Poets and how they influenced one another!
-- Check out the website for a larger version.
Poet in a Cupcake Day
"Poet in a Cupcake Day is a fun capstone day for Take Your Poet to School Week, a week-long event that began through the efforts of Tweetspeak. Tweetspeak is a poetry party collective that regularly hosts poetry parties where people can come, write poetry and submit them on Twitter or to their blog website.
Tweetspeak originally started as a small group of friends on Twitter who loved writing poetry online and in 2009 officially launched Tweetspeak to keep up with their poetry archives and help others express themselves in the world of poetics.
Since then, in 2015 Tweetspeak was acquired by T. S. Poetry Press, a publishing company that publishes poetry and other forms of literature.
Tweetspeak offers various ideas for literature fans to run with, but their most famous idea is the Take Your Poet to School Week, where each day is themed with a certain activity to help you express your love for your favorite poets.
One of those holidays is the Poet in a Cupcake day, where people can make their favorite cupcake flavors in line with their favorite poets. It’s a day of cupcakes and poetry, so why not have a little fun and celebrate Poet in a Cupcake Day!"
I just dipped the cupcake like I would a cake pop in melted white chocolate. After it set & hardened, then I wrote (or tried to write) the short little poem in dark chocolate. The poem was almost too long for me to write it on the cupcake, haha!
Give it a try! We are good at this!