Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Keep A Poem In Your Pocket

Tommorow is Poem In Your Pocket Day!
The idea is simple. On April 26, 2012, National Poem in Your Pocket Day, carry a poem in your pocket and share it with co-workers, family, and friends. On Poem in Your Pocket Day, celebrated each year during National Poetry Month, poems from pockets will be unfolded at events in parks, libraries, schools, workplaces, and bookstores in all 50 states throughout the country. Choose your own pocket poem from's selection of newprintable PDFs—including classic poems from the Academy's Poem in Your Pocket anthologies.

Here is a poem to give you a head start
April Rain Song
        by Langston Hughes

Let the rain kiss you.
Let the rain beat upon your head
with silver liquid drops.
Let the rain sing you a lullaby.
The rain makes still pools
 on the sidewalk.
The rain makes running pools
in the gutter.
The rain plays a little sleep-song
on our roof at night.
And I love the rain.

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