From the Academy of American Poets Website:
"The idea is simple: select a poem you love during National Poetry Month then carry it with you to share with co-workers, family, and friends (on April 29th)."
There are links on the site to local events celebrating the day.
Like all of us I have friends who will get funny little smiles on their faces and devilish glints in their eyes at the phrase "poem in your pocket"... but I don't care.
Since I'm such an exuberant poem sharer, maybe I'll fish out my old cargo pants today.
I just received this poem in a birthday card from a dear friend. (Thanks Gayla!) So this is one of the poems in my pocket. Its by none other than the always gorgeous Hafiz.
Come, let's scatter roses and pour wine in the glass;
we'll shatter heaven's roof and lay a new foundation.
If sorrow raises armies to shed the blood of lovers,
I'll join with the wine bearer so we can overthrow them.
With a sweet string at hand, play a sweet song, my friend,
so we can clap and sing a song and lose our heads in dancing.
What's the poem in your pocket today? It'll make my day if you share it here in the comments.