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“For poems are not, as people think, simply emotions (one has emotions early enough)—they are experiences,” … Rilke, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

It's National Poem in Your Pocket Day!

April 14th is National Poem in Your Pocket Day!

The idea is simple: select a poem you love during National Poetry Month then carry it with you to share with co-workers, family, and friends.

Poems from pockets will be unfolded throughout the day with events in parks, libraries, schools, workplaces, and bookstores.

Do you read poetry? Even if poetry isn't something we read on a regular basis, we must all have read a poem, written a love poem, been inspired by the beautiful lines written by a poet. Today is the day to celebrate poetry! In fact, April is National Poetry Month so grab yourself a book of poetry and leisurely enjoy Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson and such contemporaries as Billy Collins and Nikki Giovanni.

So tell me, do you read poetry? What's your favorite poem?

1 comment:

carla said...

I have a problem understanding poetry some times. But I do like what they call cowboy poetry. Maybe because I'm from a small town rural area it makes it easier to understand.
In fact next week April 17-23 is Cowboy Poetry Week.
I like reading poems on www.cowboypoetry.com
What's your favorite poem or author Suzanne?

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