poem in your pocket day

When i began this blog 5 Mays ago, i did not realize today is designated annual “Poem in Your Pocket Day” by The League of Canadian Poets and Academy of American Poets!  How cool is that?  Here’s a pocket-sized poem for the occasion.

a fresh poem

home-grown in

fertile loam of

heart’s dark tome

let thoughts roam

new ideas phloem

seeded, weeded, and

(hopefully) read(ed)

whether new haiku

or favorite sonnet

remember

to carry a

poem in

your pocket!

what DO cows do?

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what do cows do?

cows chew
cows moo
cows poo

cows munch
cows lunch
cows crunch

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photos by lynn

cows hay
cows lay
cows may

all day.

happy poem in pocket day

A little limerick in honor of Poem in My Pocket Day…when I titled my blog, almost three years ago, I did not know it was a “national” holiday!

I carry a poem in my pocket

Obsession eccentric – don’t knock it!

May I read it aloud?

Make dead poets proud

If you enjoy versing, let’s rock it!

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ethereal presence

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surrounding us is

a great cloud of witnesses

awaiting the Day

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when the King returns to earth,

riding on glorious clouds

summer solstice

 

light holds night at bay

warm earth blooms, time to make hay

farmer’s favorite day

 

dandelion lawn

cows in pasture, tractor’s song

work as day is long

 

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Written in response to Carpe Diem’s prompt as we all anticipate the longest day