Today is Poem In Your Pocket Day. The idea is simple: pick a poem you like and put it in your pocket. Then, throughout the day, as you run into friends and family, share it. The Academy of American Poets has some more ideas about how you can celebrate on their website.
Here’s a section of the poem I will be carrying in my pocket today:
Last Night As I Was Sleeping by Antonio Machado
Last night as I was sleeping,
I dreamt—marvelous error!—
that I had a beehive
here inside my heart.
And the golden bees
were making white combs
and sweet honey
from my old failures.
How about you? Are you celebrating Poem in Your Pocket Day? What’s your favorite poem?