Poem in Your Pocket Day

Today is “Poem in Your Pocket Day,” part of the celebration of National Poetry Month.

As the Academy of American Poets notes on its website, “The idea is simple: select a poem you love…then carry it with you to share with co-workers, family, and friends.”

Squeeze a verse or two onto Twitter with #pocketpoem and use the hashtag to search for and read others’ favorite poems.

The AAP site offers suggestions for those who are looking for a poem, as well as ideas for celebrating Poem in Your Pocket Day at your favorite bookstore, library, school or café.

Which poem will you share? And who will you share it with?

5 thoughts on “Poem in Your Pocket Day

  1. A childhood with snowy winter evenings in New Hampshire—perfect!

    Tim spent a few years in New Hampshire when he was a kid and he says it was the ideal place for winter fun. Coincidently, Robert Frost’s poem also reminds him of those long-ago New England winters.


  2. Another vote for Robert Frost…although my choice is The Road Not Taken. I’m sharing it with anyone who will stay still long enough to listen.

  3. How about “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost? It’s a classic—short, and with a lovely sentiment.
    I’ll be sharing it with my sister (it’s one of her favorites) and my husband.


    • Lovely! That one always reminds me of my childhood and snowy winter evenings in New Hampshire.

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