Keep A Poem In Your Pocket

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April is national poetry month and Thursday, April 29, is National Poem In Your Pocket Day.  The idea is simple: some time this month pick a poem you love and then on the 29th, carry it with you to share with co-workers, family and friends.  You can make multiple copies to give out or simply share by reading it out loud. Even better, memorize your poem and share it. Text a poem to friends or send an e-mail.

Poem In Your Pocket Day has been celebrated each April in New York City since 2002.  Even the Mayor get in on the festivities, reading a poem on the radio.

A bit of history: Poems have been stowed in pockets in a variety of ways from the commonplace books of the Renaissance to the pocket-sized publications for the army soldiers in World War II.

www.poets.org is a great source for poems.

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Keep A Poem In Your Pocket
by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers

Keep a poem in your pocket
And a picture in your head
And you’ll never feel lonely
At night when you’re in bed.

The little poem will sing to you
The little poem bring to you
A dozen dreams to dance to you
At night when you’re in bed.

So…
Keep a picture in your pocket
And a poem in your head
And you’ll never feel lonely
At night when you’re in bed.

K

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