‘Is there anybody there?’ said the Traveller,
Knocking on the moonlit door;
And his horse in the silence champed the grasses
Of the forest’s ferny floor:
National Memory Day is an annual celebration of poetry and creative writing for people affected by memory loss. National Memory Day raises awareness of the challenges for families, carers and those living with memory loss face and raises funds to support Poetry workshops which explore memory through a year-round poetry programme.
We have created this collection of our favourite poems about memory and about individual memories together with poems that are fun to remember. We hope you listen and enjoy with loved ones and we hope they trigger some lovely memories for you.
National Memory Day is a joint initiative led by Literature Works in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society, Plymouth University and The Poetry Archive. If you would like to learn more about National Memory Day or how you can get involved please visit the website.