Good morning folks! So today, April 26th, is Poem In Your Pocket Day. Find a poem to write down and carry with you all day in the hopes of sharing it with family, friends, or strangers.
I guess this has been going on annually for about 10 years, but this is the first year I haven’t been late to the party. Luckily I put a reminder in my phone, and so I grabbed some poetry books from home and brought them to work with me to look for the poem to carry in my jeans pocket all day.
I wanted a poem that just makes me happy. After browsing through the poetry books above, I finally decided on “Phenomenal Woman” by Maya Angelou, because if there is a happy, sexy, confidence-inspiring poem for women, this is it! I also wrote down this on the same piece of paper:
“Love is a nectar which the brides of dawn
pour for the strong
So that they rise glorified before the
stars of night, and joyous before the
sun of day.”
That’s from Prose Poems, a book of Kahlil Gibran poetry and that was in my Gibran book of love pictured above. I also wanted something love-themed, so I’m cheating and carrying two poems with me today.
So, what poems are you carrying in your pockets today? Leave comments and share! It’s what Poem In Your Pocket Day is all about!