Wright State University’s international students shared their culture by reading poems in their native languages to mark International Poetry Day.
Students from Portugal, Syria, Niger, Iraq, China, Brazil, Libya and Mauritania read poems from their native lands.
A student from the African nation of Mauritania read a poem which reminded that everyone are brothers and sisters no matter where they come from. A child who uses a pencil to try to draw everything – including the morning, freedom and the future – was the subject of a poem read by a Chinese student.
A student from Syria made an impassioned plea to end the fighting in his native country with an original poem. And songs sung by a student from his native India were a crowd favorite.
The poetry, which was read April 3 in the atrium of Millett Hall, drew a crowd of about 75.