A well-crafted poem, with its message and rhythm, has the power to inspire, provoke or comfort. As April is National Poetry Month, it seems only fitting to suggest some means by which you may add some poetry to your days (this month and in the future), including a Poem in Your Pocket.
Poem in Your Pocket Day is April 29 and it is easy to participate. Select a favorite poem, make a copy, and carry it with you. With a poem in your pocket, you are never far away from an opportunity to read, recite or share. Look for some pocket-able poetry throughout the library today, or download some from the website.
Other sources for poetry follow below; enjoy some today.
- Poem-a-Day (sign-up for email delivery)
- Gaus Collection (Visit this special collection at College Library)
Do you have some favorite poems or poets to suggest? Let us know with a reply to this post!
(As a child, I adored A.A. Milne and Shel Silverstein—still do, in fact. Among my contemporary favorites are Sherman Alexie, Sandra Cisneros, and the late Pablo Neruda).