Poem in your Pocket: A video share

Happy Poem in your Pocket Day! 
Thanks for watching. Now go share a poem! 

In Praise of Poetry

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! 

Spring Afternoon

A poem written for this beautiful April day.

Spring Afternoon

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
awaiting children
their sounds of laughter, squeals of delight
filling the April air
when the yellow school bus
arrives home.

Copyright April 18 2016 Stacie Eirich