OK, so this is kind of a special day - this YEAR, 2016, celebrates TWENTY years of "National Poetry month" ~ #NationalPoetryMonth ~ pretty cool, right?
And since 2002 there has been a day designated as “Poem in Your Pocket Day” ~ weird thing is, it never seems to fall on the same day in April, no idea why.
But this year, it is TODAY, April 21, 2016 ~ so let’s celebrate by choosing a poem and carrying it with you today and sharing it with others any way you wish. One of the easiest ways is via social media using this hash-tag: #pocketpoem.
So, I think you should pick one of your own original poems, but either way – find a poem you like and carry it around.
As far as CREATING a new poem today ~ let’s just make it YOUR choice: use a past poetry form or here’s a chance to try your hand at some “free verse” poetry – just write what you feel, in whatever format seems right to you. Kind of nice, right?
So, that’s pretty much it for today – Enjoy!!!!
Here’s a link from the “National Poetry Month” website all about “Poem in Your Pocket Day”
It even has a downloadable Poem in Your Pocket Day PDF where you can get ideas for celebrating or suggested poems to carry in your pocket today (I kind of hope you will carry one of your own original ones).
Got these cute little Pocket Poem Logos from the following blog - you may enjoy checking it out, especially if you are a teacher: