Thursday, April 14, 2011

A Poem in your Pocket

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:

The Telephone

"When I was just as far as I could walk
From here today,
There was an hour
All still
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."

4 comments:

  1. Will he carry it in his pocket? And do you have that one in your pocket, or a different one? I'll have to go choose one of my own now! I haven't been paying attention to the phrase "Poem in Your Pocket" as I've been seeing it here and there -- until your post....thank you!

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  2. One of my very favorite Frost poem. I find the playful romance refreshing.

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  3. Hi MK!
    We had a good Poem in Your Pocket Day. After lunch we read poems aloud. The kids stood up in front and read in their most poetic voices! The prize? Four gummy worms.

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  4. Well, I must admit, I didn't write it down on paper and carry it with me. Can we say I shared it from my virtual pocket? I knew my husband (he's Thymaridas, up there) would appreciate this one. He's a romantic :) Pom, your poems at school sound fun - I hope the students enjoyed it!

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Hello! I hope you leave a word ~ I will get back to it as soon as I can!