You can celebrate National Poetry Month by participating in "Poem In Your Pocket Day" on Thursday, April 14, 2011. "Poem in Your Pocket Day" started in New York City in 2002. Each year, city parks, bookstores, workplaces, and other venues share poems from poet’s pockets.
Find yourself in need of something Poetry? Related possibly to words and maybe sent— enced to a far off—world of dreams that swim and swirl All through the air and to your ears, where maybe There those words will find that you weren’t Needing them, but they in dire need of you, To rescue them from the air, for once they’re stately said They do float ‘til caught by an ear.
April is Poetry Month, so what better time than now to try, once again, to unravel the mystery surrounding the beautiful poems. There are so many wonderful poets to choose from. Where do you start? How can you find something that makes sense?
Here’s another poem I wrote, but instead of using book titles, I used movie titles. You simply stack different movies together and read the title names from the spine. Rearrange the movies in the stack until a simple poem is formed.
This is the first line in a poem that I recite every year at this time as the days become shorter. I never can remember the whole poem, so I get on one of MCPL's Research Databases called Columbia Granger's World of Poetry. If you're looking for a poem, this database lets you search for a poem by author, title, first line, last line, subject, or keyword. Some poem listings contain the full text of the poem, a biography of the poet, and poem commentary discussing the poem's meaning.
Haiku is a form of Japanese poetry that contains only 17 syllables in three lines. Haiku often captures a feeling or thought and is often about nature. For National Haiku Day in late December, we set up a Haiku station at the Dearborn Branch and invited people to come and leave their haikus on the table:
Spinning with the wind, Crystal flakes descend to Earth – Painting our world white. -Amaranth Ebony, Novelist/Otaku