Poem in Your Pocket Day!

Cindy: Since 2002 one of the National Poetry Month celebrations includes “Poem in Your Pocket Day.” You can read the details and history at that link, and get print-ready poems and other ideas, but don’t overthink this. Find a poem, write it down or print it out and put it in your pocket. Pull it out throughout the day and share it with others. DO IT.

Here’s the poem that is going in my pocket on what will be a very busy day. I’d love to have you post the poem that you will be carrying in the comments for us. Any day filled with poetry is a good day.

Come With Me

To the quiet minute between two noisy minutes
It’s always waiting ready to welcome us
Tucked under the wing of the day
I’ll be there
Where will you be?

–Naomi Shihab Nye



About the Author:

Cindy Dobrez and Lynn Rutan are Booklist reviewers and middle-school librarians who have chaired both ALA’s Best Books for Young Adults and the Michael L. Printz Award for YA Literature committees. Follow Bookends on Twitter at @BookendsBlog. You can also find Cindy at @cdobrez and Lynn at @482april.

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  1. squinn@pentwater.k12.mi.us' Stephanie says:

    The poem in my pocket for today is Calling All Readers from BookSpeak! by Salas. Have a terrific, word-filled day.

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