Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Creative Inspiration: Poem in Your Pocket


By Shel Silverstein
Remember me? Ha! Yep. I'm the woman who used to blog every day. Now's the time to tell me you miss me! (Oooh. There's a subtle cry for affirmation and attention. I may not be blogging daily, but I clearly haven't changed.)

Even with my current lack of focus on blogs, I couldn't let April go by without a post. After all, it's National Poetry Month!* And, the best day of the month is coming up: April 26 is Poem In Your Pocket Day.

I, of course, will have a poem in my pocket. The question is, how to choose? I could go with a classic from Robert Frost. I could fall back on this favorite from Dan Albergotti. There's Jane Kenyon. E.E. Cummings. Douglas Goetsch.

The possibilities are endless. David Ray. Tess Gallagher. Shel Silverstein -- I could just print the image from this post and pocket it!

Or, thanks to my friend Vered, I could tuck a Merle Feld poem into my pocket. (Click on the link, scroll down and read The walk. Beautiful.) I love it when friends introduce me to poets. And that brings us to YOU! Suggest a poem or a poet for my pocket. Better yet, write one for me. Post it here or send it to me. I promise to carry every poem you write in my pocket. And my heart.

*Give me one other reason why April rocks. Long-time readers should know this. It goes back to my endearing demand for attention. It is endearing. Right? Right? Sigh ...

4 comments:

Leslie said...

Hmm...might someone be celebrating a birthday in April?

Jan said...

Ding, ding, ding! And Leslie wins! :-)

Michael Johnson said...

You know I'm a fan, but as much as I've written, the poetic form has escaped me. Except for baudy limmericks. And you don't want me to to there.
- Michael Johnson

Hana Christy Steinberg said...

I love Shel.....