The 8th Poetry Day of Vietnam (15th day of the first lunar month) will be highlighted this year with the countryââ‚¬â„¢s most renowned works printed on ceramic vases.
Event organizers say the poems, spanning the last 1,000 years, were selected by the Vietnamese Writersââ‚¬â„¢ Association. They will be displayed on 565 vases made by artisans from the famous Bat Trang Ceramic Village in Hanoi.
The exhibition will include 15 large sized vases printed with 15 works of the most famous poets including Nguyen Trai, Tran Nhan Tong, Ho Xuan Huong, Nguyen Du and Ho Chi Minh; and 550 smaller ones with 55 lines of verse from Vietnamââ‚¬â„¢s contemporary poets. Each line of verse will be appeared on every 10 vases.
After the exhibition at the Temple of Literature in Hanoi, poetry lovers can buy the 550 small-size ones whereas the 15 large ones will be transferred to Vietnamese Writersââ‚¬â„¢ Museum.
The national Poetry Day will display Vietnamââ‚¬â„¢s biggest works in ceramic, including two lamps, two vases, and one censer (incense burner).
The event this year aims to attract thousands of young and old Vietnamese citizens with its International Poetry Event that will take place at the Russian Center for Science and Culture in Hanoi on February 26.
According to the Vietnamese Writersââ‚¬â„¢ Association, international poets will take part in the poetry readings and performances, with topics mostly focusing on Hanoi in particular or Vietnam in general.
The program will also have readings of Vietnamese, English, Russian, Polish, Chinese, German, Korean and Rumanian poems, and their translations in Vietnamese.
The event will take place from the 13th to the 15th day of the first lunar month (February 26- 28) in Hanoi.
Reported by Viet Chien - Phuong Anh