Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Is That a Poem in Your Pocket, or...

As you know, I have a penchant for poetry, and I am prepping you for something portentous, pals:  tomorrow is Poem in Your Pocket Day, part of National Poetry Month (Hey!  How are you celebrating April??  You best be getting your O'Hara, Gioia, Oliver, and Collins on, to name a contemporary few). 

The premise of Poem in Your Pocket Day is to pack your pocket with lyrical lines and pass on a little literary love.  Don't be afraid of poetry, people!  If you need a primer, peek at Poetry 180 (Say, when is Alliteration Day?  I am prepared to participate). 

Little Sis is on board--she wrote her own haiku to give out to friends and teachers at school.

Big Sis is pondering her poetic participation.

As for me, I have 700 copies of this rhyming refrain to ration tomorrow:

Literary Lint

When you want to give a gift,
And make somebody’s day
Show you care, provide a lift,
You have to find a way.

But you don’t need a wallet
And you don’t need a purse
Here’s how I would call it:
Write a poem, give a verse.

Your pocket’s full of thoughts, you see
Just waiting to be shared
And words are always free
To distribute everywhere

Words don’t need to rhyme
To be deep or true or funny
You only need a little time
For lines worth more than money

It’s “Poem in Your Pocket” Day,
And here is mine for you
In hopes that other people may
Find inspiration too

Let's bomb the world with ballads, buddies!

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