Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Creativity Tips: Celebrate Poetry

It's National Poetry Month and I've done nothing about it. NOTHING. It's just wrong. So, I'm fixing that right now.

Thursday is Poem in Your Pocket Day. It's a simple idea: Select a poem you love, write it down or print it out, and carry it with you on Thursday. Share it with people throughout the day. Or, just feel better, knowing it's there.

I asked the hubby which poem he'd choose, and I love his selection: Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost.* Our daughter Kate did this painting, inspired by Frost's poem, in 6th grade. She had a wonderful teacher, Mrs. Hannah, who had the kids memorize and recite poetry. Sigh ... makes me happy just to think of it.

But, I digress. I'm telling you about Thursday's event now, so you have time to participate. What poem will you carry?

*Oh, sure. There's a classic poem with "harness" right in it. Try to find one with "Sokoloff."

1 comment:

Amber said...

I love Robert Frost! My 6th grade teacher had us memorize a large amount of his poems. My favorite has always been The Road Not Taken...http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/the-road-not-taken/

However, I really like Maya Angelou's Still I Rise as well. http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/still-i-rise/