Is That a Poem in Your Pocket or Are You Just Happy to See Me?
In school, I always thought poetry sucked (at least the kind of poetry that was crammed down our throats and used as a means of torturing children into submission). And then I grew up and lived the words that I’d read as a kid and, suddenly, those same words that tortured me in school now liberated me as an adult. I explored various types of poetry, sat in countless coffee-houses from New York to LA and ultimately fell under the spell of poetry… willingly. Wasn’t long before I started writing poetry (sure, my poetry sucked but it was music to my ears).
For those poetry-loving people out there, here’s a treat for you: In honor of National Poetry Month, the City of New York is hosting its annual Poem in Your Pocket Day today! The idea behind this event is to walk around today with a poem in your pocket (literally) to share with someone. Any poem. Doesn’t matter if you wrote it or not. Just put a poem in your pocket and whip it out when necessary (and make sure that’s all you whip out). This is one of the many events the city is hosting in honor of poetry month.
- “National Poetry Month: Poetry Pictures” and related posts (smallworldathome.blogspot.com)
- April is Poetry Month! (practicalpages.wordpress.com)
- National Poetry Month @Dumbarton (hcplteenscene.wordpress.com)