April 27th is Poem in Your Pocket Day

April 27th is Poem in Your Pocket Day. Find a poem you like and keep it in your pocket to share throughout the day. Keep it short or go with something longer with a few stanzas; anything is fair game to share. Here are a few to get started:

Fog
The fog comes
on little cat feet.
It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.

by Carl Sandburg

Laundry love
is tangled shirts
the hem of a skirt
caught
in the brass button
of your jeans

by L. L. Barkat

August Ice Cream Cone Poem
Lick
Quick

by Paul B. Janeczko

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