Thursday, April 14, 2011

National Poetry Month: Poem in Your Pocket Day


Thanks to the Academy of American Poets for making today Poem in Your Pocket Day!

Poems are usually quite petite, so this day should carry inspiration without any trouble. Choose your favorite poem and print/copy it down so that you can read it throughout the day.

I will be carrying Jane Hirshfield’s poem A Blessing for Wedding. I met my husband five years ago (strangely enough, on April Fool’s Day.) We married each other in the center of a circle of our family and friends in 2010. The last lines of this poem remind me of that beautiful day and our love-life:

Let the vow of this day keep itself wildly and wholly
Spoken and silent, surprise you inside your ears
Sleeping and waking, unfold itself inside your eyes
Let its fierceness and tenderness hold you
Let its vastness be undisguised in all your days

What poem will you carry with you today? Here are some places to search for poems:



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