Today was National Poem in your Pocket day... and I gave my students an extra credit opportunity: pick a poem (I got half-page copies from poets.org/pocket) and read it to friends, family, and anyone else who would listen.
I had poems in my pockets, too. Boy, was I glad I wore jeans today! Five pockets (including the little coin pocket) and each one with a poem. One of John Donne's Holy Sonnets filled my front right pocket. In my left-hand pocket rested a famous poem by Shakespeare. My back right pocket kept one of my favorites by Emily Dickinson. My tiny coin pocket held a funny one by Shel Silverstein. Last, but not least, my back left pocket kept this classic Walt Whitman poem safe.
Tomorrow isn't poem in your pocket day... but it still is part of National Poetry month (April), so why don't you find a poem that speaks to your sensibilities and carry it with you?