Poem in Your Pocket Day

Wordle: Susie's Galoshes

Happy Poem in Your Pocket Day! Celebrate by selecting a poem, carrying it with you, and sharing it with others throughout the day at schools, bookstores, libraries, parks, and workplaces.

Poem in Your Pocket Day was originally initiated in 2002 by the Office of the Mayor, in partnership with the New York City Departments of Cultural Affairs and Education, as part of the city’s National Poetry Month celebration. In 2008, the Academy of American Poets took the initiative to all fifty United States, encouraging individuals around the country to join in and channel their inner bard. In 2016, the League of Canadian Poets extended Poem in Your Pocket Day to Canada.

The photo above is a Wordle of my favorite poem from childhood: Susie’s Galoshes.

Susie’s Galoshes
Make splishes and sploshes
And slooshes and sloshes,
As Susie steps slowly
Along in the slush.
They stamp and they tramp
On the ice and concrete,
They get stuck in the muck and the mud;
But Susie likes much best to hear
The slippery slush
As it slooshes and sloshes,
And splishes and sploshes,
All round her galoshes!

by Rhoda W. Bacmeister

What’s your favorite?

The Library Staff

1 comment for “Poem in Your Pocket Day

  1. Lucia
    April 27, 2017 at 10:10 am

    I like “The Mending Wall” by Robert Frost, I think our president should give it a read sometime.

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