Poem in Your Pocket Day

April has been National Poetry Month and while I did not quite write or read a poem a day, I did hone my haikus and pen a few quirky quatrains.

Thursday, April 29th is Poem in Your Pocket Day, a fantastic way to celebrate and share your favourite verses!

PIYP is an international movement that encourages folks to invite poetry into their daily interactions. On PIYP Day, select a poem, carry it with you, and share it with others at schools, bookstores, libraries, parks, workplaces, coffee shops, street corners, and on social media using the hashtag #PocketPoem.

Of course I recommend playful poems written by my friends Tiffany Stone and Kari-Lynn Winters. Visit them at https://www.tiffanystone.ca and https://kariwinters.com. Or…put this poem in your pocket, written by me and found in “Hungry for Science Poems to Crunch on”

Cycles

Cycles, cycles ’round and ’round

like wheels upon a bike.

Winter, spring, summer, fall–

which season do you like?

The earth moves ’round the sun

bringing winter snow.

Some months later, moving still

spring flowers start to grow.

The earth moves ’round the sun

bringing summer heat.

Some months later, moving still

we have fall fruit to eat.

Here are a few suggestions about how to celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day from the League of Canadian Poets website: http://www.poets.ca. Why not try one this Thursday!

  • Start a “poems for pockets” giveaway in your school or workplace
  • Urge local businesses to offer discounts for those carrying poems
  • Post pocket-sized verses in public places
  • Memorize a poem
  • Start a street team to pass out poems in your community
  • Distribute bookmarks with your favorite lines of poetry
  • Add a poem to your email footer
  • Post lines from your favorite poem on your Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Tumblr
  • Send a poem to a friend
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