Nat’l Poem in Your Pocket Day – April 30, 2015

I was checking the “National Day Calendar” website this morning and I learned that tomorrow is National Poem in Your Pocket Day.

This annual event, celebrated on the last Thursday of April, invites everyone – young and old – to pick a favorite poem and (as the name states) carry around with you all day.  The website provides a handy PDF of well-known poems, a clever poster (pictured above) and a Twitter hash tag to use to share your poem – #pocketpoem .  It also offers these suggestions about how to celebrate the day:

In this age of mechanical and digital reproduction, it’s easy to carry a poem, share a poem, or start your own Poem in Your Pocket Day event. Here are some ideas of how you might get involved:

  • Start a “poems for pockets” give-a-way in your school or workplace
  • Urge local businesses to offer discounts for those carrying poems
  • Post pocket-sized verses in public places
  • Hand write some lines on the back of your business cards
  • Start a street team to pass out poems in your community
  • Distribute bookmarks with your favorite immortal lines
  • Add a poem to your email footer
  • Post a poem on your blog or social networking page
  • Text a poem to friends

So what poem will you be carrying in your pocket tomorrow?

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