Today is national Poem In Your Pocket Day. Carry a poem in your pocket, and share your poem with friends, family, and coworkers.
I first read about this event yesterday at Pom Pom's blog. Good ole Pom!! She's always good for a cheerful word, and a happy event!
I'm going out of town today with Anna to visit a college, so Adam will be pining a bit. This Poem-in-a-Pocket is for him then. It's one of his favorites, by Robert Frost:
"When I was just as far as I could walk
From here today,
There was an hour
When leaning with my head against a flower
I heard you talk.
Don't say I didn't, for I heard you say --
You spoke from that flower on the window sill --
Do you remember what it was you said?"
"First tell me what it was you thought you heard."
"Having found the flower and driven a bee away,
I leaned my head,
And holding by the stalk,
I listened and I thought I caught the word --
What was it? Did you call me by my name?
Or did you say --
Someone said 'Come' -- I heard it as I bowed."
"I may have thought as much, but not aloud."
"Well, so I came."