Thursday, April 28, 2022

April - Poetry Month - Day 29 - Poem In Your Pocket Day! & Poetry Friday

 Jone Rush McCulloch hosts us today at her blog here with an inspirational poem for starting the day. Be sure to visit to read it. Thanks, Jone!

        The bookmark, on top of the picture above, came into the bookstore at the end of March. Often people do donate books and leave 'treasures' in them. This time, it became my own treasure and I knew what I would do for April's poetry, write about found treasures, perhaps find new places to look? Only one more day!

Plus! Check each day for the added line to the Progressive Poem, created by Irene Latham, now hosted by Margaret Simon! The link is to the right!  

       It's Poem in Your Pocket day. Do you have a poem ready to carry and share? You can find many here at Poet.Org, The Academy of American Poets, or here at The Poetry Foundation. 
         I am re-sharing the poem that I wrote last year, this time for this special day. 

What A Pocket Knows


a keycard for a getaway

a lacy hanky’s good to pack

the ID card tucks in to go

a chunky bar’s a welcome snack

I hold a dollar bill, or two

and quarters for the fare

a poem stays in readiness

the one thing meant to share

                            Linda Baie © 


  1. You've tucked a lot of goodness in your pocket poem, Linda. I haven't thought about a Chunky Bar in years! Happy PIYP Day! :)

  2. Happy Poem in Your Pocket Day!
    Here's my pocket poem for today:
    In the Company of Women by January Gill O'Neil

  3. I love that your Poem in a Pocket is a poem from the poem in your pocket. Very clever.

  4. Hooray! A great poem for Poem in Your Pocket Day. Chunky bar....yum! A chunky bar is better when you have a poem to read while you eat it. You've done a great job with your poems this month. As usual, I'm inspired by you.

  5. What a beautiful PIYP day poem. I love it!

  6. So perfect for poem in your pocket! Love this!

  7. Oh, the pocket knows a lot! Wonderful.

  8. Your pockets are always FULL of wonderful poems to share - Thank you, Linda!

  9. Thanks to everyone for visiting and commenting. What a grand month April is. However, I'm ready for new things, hope you are, too!

  10. Linda, I did see this and left a quick comment. My eye is healing but leaves me exhausted (doctor says that's normal) so I am late to adding my comment here. I still have not uncovered the denim pocket you sent me years ago. It has been a treasured companion. Today's poem would fit in it just nicely. Line 1 is a great start and line 2 made me laugh because I always need a kleenex that takes the place of long ago hankies. I have even stuffed change or a dollar in my pocket but the best is tucking a poem deep inside. Love your poem.

  11. Wonderful pocket poem! The "lacy hanky" reminded me of my mother - she always had one and encouraged me to have one, too.

  12. Lovely poem, I like that lacy hanky it goes so well with the white petaled flower, thanks Linda!

  13. Lovely poem, I like that lacy hanky it goes so well with the white petaled flower, thanks Linda!

  14. I too love the lacy hanky in your poem it goes so well with the dainty white-petal flower, and makes us think about what's in that pocket too, thanks Linda!

  15. Love the way this dovetails with Jama and Jackie Kay's observations on what a house knows. Delightful, Linda!


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