What poem will you choose?

April 24 is “Poem in Your Pocket Day”

Share a favorite poem
Share a favorite poem

As you know, April is National Poetry Month. One of my favorite programs is “Poem in Your Pocket Day.” The idea is to put a favorite poem in your pocket, carry it with you through the day, and share it with others.  (If you’re social media-inclined, you can also share on Facebook or Twitter, of course, with the hashtag #pocketpoem.)

But I really like the idea of sharing the poem person-to-person. So, this Thursday, April 24, I’ll carry a copy of Stanley Kunitz’s “The Layers” with me, and read it to my co-workers and friends throughout the day.

What poem will you choose? Where and to whom will you read it?

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