Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Ramping Up for Poem in Your Pocket Day

A pocket poem can be short, small, compact — or can be as long as you want it to be.  (I've seen some big pockets in my time.)  It can be a poem you carry in your head, others you slip into your checkbook (because when you're writing a check, one needs the salve of a poem).  

I hang a couple on my walls at work.  

I also recite this one to David whenever I'm feeling clever:

'Twas in a restaurant they met,
Romeo and Juliet.
He had no cash to pay the debt
so Romeo'd what Juliet.

Here are a couple from my friend Beth Field.

I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. 
Some come from ahead and some come from behind.
But I've brought a big bat and I'm ready you see.
Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me.
- Dr. Seuss

Shake and shake
The catsup bottle.
None will come,
And then a lot'll.

Richard Armour

What's your favorite pocket poem? E-mail me and receive a book of poetry for your effort!

Check back on April 29, Poem in Your Pocket Day, for a few more pocket poems!

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