Thursday, April 29, is National Poem in Your Pocket Day. Take a moment and find a poem you love, write it down, and put that poem in your pocket to share with those around you on that day. It’s all part of celebrating April as National Poetry Month. (Don’t feel bad – I just found out about it, too.)
Need some help finding that perfect poem? Try these resources:
- Poetry 180 – includes a list of all 180 poems they recommend for high school students (a poem for each of the 180 days in a school year)
- Poets.org – website for all things poetic, including poem-a-day, seasonal poetry lists, teen poetry resources, and a lot more
- Poetry Tool from the Poetry Foundation – narrow down the poem you are looking for by category, occasion, title, first line, and author.
- The Writer’s Almanac – get your poem for the day, as well as “this day in history” snippets. Includes a searchable database of poems Garrison Keillor has read on the Writer’s Almanac.
What poem is in your pocket? Mine is inspired by this morning’s rainy drive to the library:
leaking through the roof
dripping from the wasps’ nest