A Pocket Filled
Clasp the crag
above the wrinkled sea
oh, my friends
singing by the
giving a lovely light
like a dozen dreams
swirling words that spread
from the poem in your pocket
to a picture in your head.
Today is “Poem in Your Pocket Day,” a day I’ve celebrated since 2009 when I learned about it, and on which I carry in my pocket these poems:
I love the images, emotions, and memory that these poems give to me, and love to share them with you. My poem for today is a “lifted line” poem, in which I choose lines in a text that resonate with me and arrange them into my own poem. My texts are these four poems– can you see the lines?
I arranged them from a point of holding on, to a gathering around the fire where images are sprinkled in my mind, all from the words that spread from these poems I hold in my pocket.
Today’s prompt is to create your own lifted line poem from texts or poems that you are reading today.
What lines impress an image or feeling onto you? How could you arrange them to show your feeling and meaning from those lines? What will you add?
More information on lifted line poetry from Facing History:
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Be safe out there. Find ways to help yourself, your family, and others keep going! We can do this together!
April is time for NaPoWriMo — National Poetry Writing Month, try a bit of poetry and art to encourage others to be safe with each other. Something short. Something inclusive. Something of spring and hope. #NaPoWriMo/#GloPoWriMo
“Poem in Your Pocket Day,” which is April 30th this year.
National Council of Teachers of English also offers suggestions here.
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