The Summer Olympic Games have begun, and The Poetry Society are once again calling on you to “float like a butterfly / sting like O’Shaughnessy” with the #relaypoem Twitter hashtag.
We’d love to hear your rhyming couplets as the events take place – make sure to include #relaypoem in your post. We’ll be retweeting our favourites to The Poetry Society’s Twitter account, and compiling them on this page as the Games progress. Follow @PoetrySociety on Twitter so you don’t miss a single gold-worthy rhyme.
22/08/16: As the Olympic Games come to their end, some closing remarks courtesy of the Twitterati. Thank you everybody for participating – we’ll see you again shortly for the Paralympics!
— power (@emmapow05) August 21, 2016
Now immortalise them in our minds on stamps
What a marvellous day for the married same-sex champs
— Ryan (@untitledpen) August 21, 2016
— Art (@BunkingBertie) August 21, 2016
There should be no dissent nor any quibbling
— Jemima Laing (@jemimalaing) August 18, 2016
15/08/16: It’s been an electrifying week for Team GB, and we’ve got the poetry to prove it:
— Unrevised Fragments (@unreviser) August 15, 2016
— Alfred Lord Tension (@ALTension) August 14, 2016
Let us form a joyful conga,
Singing ‘Farah, higher, stronger’.#relaypoem
— David Birkett (@DBirkett7) August 14, 2016
— Melanie Branton (@sapiencedowne) August 14, 2016
8/08/16: Just a few days into the Olympics, and already we’ve seen the #relaypoem baton passed with such frenzy that the pundits have been left speechless. Alas, Poetry Nation is not eligible to win any medals (we asked), but you can still find some of the best couplets from the opening weekend below. Keep tweeting!
— Jemima Laing (@jemimalaing) August 8, 2016
— Melanie Branton (@sapiencedowne) August 6, 2016
Peaty first athlete since the games began
to be followed at dawn by a tweeting nan!
— Carole Bromley (@CaroleBromley1) August 8, 2016
The Russian athletes power round and set a fine example
Just don’t look too closely at their urine sample. #relaypoem
— Tedward (@TedwardHED) August 6, 2016
— AJM (@BenPhiladelphia) August 6, 2016