Thursday, April 18, 2019

365: Poem in Your Pocket Day

April 18 is Poem in Your Pocket Day. This holiday began in 2002 in New York City. The entire purpose of the day is to carry around poetry and share it with as many people as you can.

I chose a poem that reminded me of Jude, "Give Me the Wild Children" by Nicolette Sowder. I read it to as many people as I could today. I also invited people to read their favorite poems to Jude.

Give Me the Wild Children

give me the wild children 
with their bare feet
and sparkling eyes.

the restless, 
churning climbers.

the wild ones using their outside voices,
singing all the way home.

give me the wonder-filled, glorious mess-makers
dreaming of mountains and mud,
aching to run through a field of stars.

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