Did you know that tomorrow, April 21st, is National Poem in your Pocket day? It was first celebrated in April 2002, when New York City residents carried a poem with them and shared it people they met in bookstores, libraries — at parks and on the street. Anywhere and everywhere they went, people shared poetry. Out loud. The way poems were meant to be shared. Read more about how you can celebrate the day here: National Poem in your Pocket Day
Have a wonderful spring day — I’ll return tomorrow to share a poem from my pocket!
A poem written for this beautiful April day.
Quiet birds chitter-chattering
leaves rustling, trees swaying gently
fat white clouds moving, drifting across
the soft blue sky.
A wind catches my papers, blowing them across
freshly mown grass, the scent of it
heavy in the warm air.
Bright pink flowers blooming
a small green lizard climbing the chair
next to mine, creeping fast.
A breeze blows the empty swings
their sounds of laughter, squeals of delight
filling the April air
when the yellow school bus
Copyright April 18 2016 Stacie Eirich