Thursday, April 26, 2012

My #PocketPoem for Poem In Your Pocket Day

National Poetry Month Celebrations
National Poetry Month Celebrations (Photo credit: theunquietlibrarian)
As we wrap up National Poetry Month, today has been dubbed national Poem In Your Pocket Day.  Check out the info below
from Poets.org -
"Every year, in the month of April, National Poetry Month is celebrated throughout the United States and in various countries worldwide. In 2002, the City of New York created Poem in Your Pocket Day (PIYP) as part of the city's National Poetry Month celebration. In 2009, the Academy of American Poets took PIYP Day national, allowing individuals around the country to join in and channel their inner bard. Each year on PIYP Day, schools, bookstores, libraries, parks, workplaces, and other venues ring loud with open readings of poems from pockets."
In the spirit of sharing, I want to share a poem with you that someone shared with me about 25 years ago after I lost a close friend to a sudden death.  Death is Nothing at All by Henry Scott Holland.


Please share a poem that has meaning to you on in the comment section below or on Twitter at #bhschat and #pocketpoem. 
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