April is Poetry Month and today is National Poem in Your Pocket Day. The idea behind it is to have a poem you love on paper and then carry it around to share with others during the day. If you feel like sharing, I'd love to know: What poem or poet do you enjoy? In my pocket is a classic...
Where the Sidewalk Ends
There is a place where the sidewalk ends
And before the street begins,
And there the grass grows soft and white,
And there the sun burns crimson bright,
And there the moon-bird rests from his flight
To cool in the peppermint wind.
Let us leave this place where the smoke blows black
And the dark street winds and bends.
Past the pits where the asphalt flowers grow
We shall walk with a walk that is measured and slow,
And watch where the chalk-white arrows go
To the place where the sidewalk ends.
Yes we'll walk with a walk that is measured and slow,
And we'll go where the chalk-white arrows go,
For the children, they mark, and the children, they know
The place where the sidewalk ends.
In keeping with the theme of today, I also wanted to share a lovely book recently released titled She Walks in Beauty by Caroline Kennedy. Over the years, Caroline has taken the time to bring several books of poetry loved by family members and herself. A tradition and genuine gift to them is a poem given to another. This book is an anthology full of poems fitting for different ages, moments, and times in life. It is a beautiful collection.
Some wonderful poetry links:
~The Writer's Almanac
*A Quick Update: Handing out a poem to people today has been so fun. The surprised smiles on their faces is the best. Thank you for the poems you've shared here already!
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