The 10 th annual Vietnamese Poetry Day took place at the Temple
of Literature in Hanoi on Feb. 5, drawing the participation of nearly 70 poets
from 27 countries and territories.
Speaking at the event, Poet Huu Thinh, President of the Vietnam Writers’
Association, said that over the past 10 years, the Vietnamese Poetry Day has
attracted a large number of participants with higher quality works.
The presence of foreign poets at this event shows that poetry links people,
communities and countries throughout the world, he said.
The event opened with President Ho Chi Minh’s poem “Nguyen Tieu” (the fifth day
of the first lunar month) recited by meritorious artist Ha Vi and accompanied by
16-chord zither artist Ho Thi Thanh Huong.
Vietnamese poetry lovers had a chance to enjoy interesting poems written by
In addition, troupes from the northern and central regions brought to the Poetry
Day special items reflecting their cultural beauties and customs.
During the event, tens of poetry clubs in Hanoi and neighbouring provinces set
up camps to introduce their poems and exchange with visitors.