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Archive for April 1st, 2008

Enjoy the First Poem of the Day from Poets.Org for National Poetry Month!

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on April 1, 2008

PoemADay

 Secret History
by Charles Simic

Of the light in my room:
Its mood swings,
Dark-morning glooms,
Summer ecstasies.Spider on the wall,
Lamp burning late,
Shoes left by the bed,
I’m your humble scribe.

Dust balls, simple souls
Conferring in the corner.
The pearl earring she lost,
Still to be found.

Silence of falling snow,
Night vanishing without trace,
Only to return.
I’m your humble scribe.

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April is National Poetry Month

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on April 1, 2008

National Poetry Month

Don’t forget April is National Poetry Month. We’ll be celebrating all month long at the Creekview Grizzly Unquiet Library. You can also go to Poets.org to sign up to receive a poem a day by email! . April 17 will be Poem in your Pocket Day. For more information about Poem in your Pocket Day, visit this page of Poets.org. All you do is select a poem you love during National Poetry Month and then carry it with you to share with family, and friends on April 17. Poems from pockets will be unfolded throughout the day with events in parks, libraries, schools, workplaces, and bookstores. According to the Poets.org website, Poem In Your Pocket Day has been celebrated each April in New York City since 2002. Each year, city parks, bookstores, workplaces, and other venues burst with open readings of poems from pockets. Even the Mayor gets in on the festivities, reading a poem on the radio. For more information on New York City’s celebration, visit nyc.gov/poem. Poems have been stowed in pockets in a variety of ways, from the commonplace books of the Renaissance to the pocket-sized publications for Army soldiers in World War II. Have a story about the marriage of the poem and the pocket? Send them to npm@poets.org. How cool is that?

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