We did it for Christmas and we are doing it again! This time, it is in honour of the birth and death of The Bard, William Shakespeare (23 April) and sharing the magic of poetry with the globe!

Your challenge this week is to write your own original poetry inspired by a quote, poem or piece of writing by Shakespeare. You can also copy your favourite quote from Shakespeare, if the Muse eludes you.

Once you have your poem, you need to handwrite it, or print it out, and leave it somewhere that someone else will find it. This might be a library, bus stop, on the train, in a coffee shop, on a colleague’s desk at work or similar.

Then you will take a photo of the poem, in it’s location, and post it to your account, with the hashtag #popupglobalpoetry.

The purpose of the challenge is to share the magic of poetry with others and to bring a little joy to someone else’s day.

Don’t forget to add the hashtag #popupglobalpoetry to the poem, and your own Instagram account name if you would like the person who finds it to be able to find you.

Please note, if you are leaving your poem outside then please consider using a material that is biodegradable (like a leaf) and won’t cause any harm to the environment.

If you would like to see examples of poems written about this prompt than simply search the hashtag #heartwrds or #blurredheart on Instagram, or visit our @heartwrds gallery.

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