Poem in Your Pocket Day

Tomorrow, April 26, is National Poem in Your Pocket Day.
The idea is simple, pick a favorite poem and take it with you tomorrow to share with everyone: your co-workers, friends, family, strangers, and more.
A deli in New York is sticking poems in with all of their orders.  Schools are participating, so if you have children, check with them to see if they need a poem for tomorrow.  And keep your ears open for others sharing poetry.
Several years ago, here in Chattanooga, when our mayor decided that the only way citizens were supposed to give money to street people was to put their donations in meters, a young woman approached my husband and me on the street and asked if we would give her a donation for reciting poetry, as a way to get around that edict.  We were the ones who got the best of the deal as she recited three poems – one she had written herself.  What a joy!
So share your poetry with whomever will listen and watch their eyes light up.
To hear an NPR piece on the day, click here.
If you need help finding a poem, click here.
You can also share your poem selection on Twitter by using the hashtag #pocketpoem.

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