Here’s how you celebrate:
1 Select a poem
2 Carry it
3 Share it
Today’s blog will be devoted to the poems being shared:
My husband has chosen, The Cap and Bells by Yeats (see (http://www.msread.net/blogging-reviews/its-good-to-be-the-queen-muscles-and-poetry ) Because he says “It’s an ode to you [that’s me] and I will give copies to others so they can understand how I got this fair maiden [that’ s me again] to love me back. (Ms. Read, that’s me, swoons.)
Prof of Profs by Geoffrey Brock is the poem I sent to school with my son to help inspire his teacher to teach his poetry unit with passion. (see http://www.msread.net/blogging-reviews/food-for-thoughts)
One niece chose A Word to Husbands by Ogden Nash (Ms. Read agrees)
Another niece chose [i carry your heart with me(i carry it in]
by E.E. Cummings (see http://www.msread.net/blogging-reviews/i-carry-this-giftin-my-heart) (Ms. Read understands)
My father (see http://www.msread.net/blogging-reviews/april-08th-2016 ) chose The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe because "it’s provocative and he’s been there." He has heard the Raven, himself, on more than one occassion. (Ms. Read wonders.)
Ms. Read: Does Mom know?
My father: I think so.
Poetry is an experience. It’s an experience to be shared. It’s the best gift to give because it costs nothing and its value is grand. So spread the words and let me know what you chose and why via comment, tweet, or email.
Happy #pocketpoem Day.