Thursday, April 26, 2012

It's Poem in your Pocket Day!

Ignore the date on those jeans, this year
poem in your pocket day is TODAY!
Celebrate the fifth annual national Poem In Your Pocket Day today!!
 
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 friend.


Need a poem to carry?


Check out this neat selection from Poets.org 

or


Here are MANY free and available books of poetry from Project Gutenberg 

or

Here's one that belongs to Lewis Carrol, that you can't help but smile at:

How doth the little crocodile
Improve his shining tail,
And pour the waters of the Nile
On every golden scale!
How cheerfully he seems to grin,
How neatly spreads his claws,
And welcomes little fishes in
With gently smiling jaws!
-Carroll, Lewis (9 Sep 2003). How Doth The Little Crocodile. Poetry X, Edited by Jough Dempsey. Retrieved 26 Apr. 2012 from http://poetry.poetryx.com/poems/1130/

Here's to sharing more poems in our day to day lives!


2 comments:

Stephanie said...

Crocodile! My all time favorite poem that I knew by heart!

nico said...

You never know when you're going to need to pull that out and recite it :)