Thursday, April 30, 2015

Celebrating Poem in Your Pocket Day

Today is also "Poem in Your Pocket Day" and the perfect moment to encourage kids to find a new or favorite poem, copy it on an index card, and keep it in their pockets to enjoy and savor all day long (and beyond)!  And of course we have a pocket poem in our new CELEBRATIONS book! And who wrote it? My fantastic friend and collaborator, Janet Wong! Here it is in both English and Spanish.

You'll find heaps more poems in the form of Pocket Poem cards at our Pinterest page HERE.

And Melissa R. has videotaped a young reader performing the poem, too, complete with voiceover while she's eating and reading a card!

For more information about Poem in Your Pocket Day, click HERE. There are many clever and practical ideas presented!

For the full text of this poem and 150+ more (all in English AND Spanish), order your own copy of The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations HERE and for more Poetry Celebrations fun, click HERE. Plus for more on National Poetry Month, click HERE.


Janet Wong said...

I love how the young reader in the video is super-casual--just taking the card out like it's something she does every meal, and reading and eating, then putting the card back in her pocket for the next meal . . . great acting! (or . . . maybe NOT acting--and she DOES read a poem during every meal?)

Liz Steinglass said...

I love read, bite, read, chew. We do a lot of that around here.