Wednesday, April 25, 2012

NATIONAL POETRY MONTH & Poem in Your Pocket Day

The idea is simple: select a poem you love during National Poetry Month then carry it with you on Poem In Your Pocket Day, sharing it with co-workers, family, and friends.

Celebrate on April 26, 2012.

Here are a few from me. 
But first one from Dorothy Parker:

Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song,

A medley of extemporanea; 

And love is a thing that can never go wrong; 
And I am Marie of Romania.


Now mine:


Sylvia Stephanie
Dressed all in organdy
Ribbons of taffeta
Color of burgundy.
Scrubbed ‘til her freckles
Shown bright in the sun.

Sent to a party
In shoes stiff and shiny
With hankie all lacey
In velvet purse tiny
“Don’t muss your clothes, Dear,
And have lots of fun.”

The party was, “Stupid.”
The same tailless donkey
Same cake and ice cream.
Boys acting like monkeys
Pulled on her ribbons.
But still she was good.

Then on the way home
She stopped by a willow tree
Hung up her ribbons
Took off the organdy
Shed patent leathers
And stomped in the mud.



I must admit that you are popular.
They say you’ve got a lot of class.
But if all you want is to wrestle in the dark.
Honey, you can kiss my foot.



Not a hair of your head shall be lost
When you’re lifted up at the last day.
That is not what worries me most.
Will these pounds of butter all stay?



I lost my coat.
I borrowed one,
But it was red.
I hate wearing red.
I wore it to the store,
And on my way
I tripped on the sidewalk.
While I sat on the curb
A dog mistook me
For a fire hydrant.
I hate wearing red.


So look up and print out your favorite poem
here are some good ones
and carry it in your pocket tomorrow.


This is the Cheshire Cat.
I met him on my morning walk


CarrieBoo said...

You have a way with words! Those are great (and purdy colours, too).

Pearl said...

Sometimes, poetry just says what you want to say.



Anonymous said...

i am trying the 30 poems in 30 days challenge this month too.

that cat looks cute and eerie at the same time.

Far Side of Fifty said...

I really enjoyed your poems..especially the Objection Sustained! Well don e! :)

susan m hinckley said...

Love them all! You've made my day already. Thanks for the poetry with my breakfast, Leenie! I can always count on you.

Small City Scenes said...

I do love poetry. And pocket poems--oh what fun. MB