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Poem in Your Pocket plus 30 ways + 3 to Celebrate Poetry Month with Pop

Put a Poem in Your Pocket and share it. What a great idea...on this day, or any day.

Poets. Org lists 30 things to do to celebrate poetry month (April, right?).

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31) But, here’s one they haven’t thought of. My father, Erwin A. Thompson, encloses a poem along with his bill to the Great Central Lumber Company. The women down there enjoy this so much that when once he arrived to pay his bill in person–without a poem–they were mightily disappointed.

32) Pop also takes his poems along to share in person when he goes in to see his chiropractor. Dr. Chris says he looks up at just the right moment to see his response. Pop calls these the “punch lines,” just as comics do. Sometimes the punch in the lines is comic and sometimes it is more to the heart of the matter.

33) Pop also writes poems dedicated specifically to people and occasions and then gives these poems to the people involved. Reading them outloud to them first, of course.

So, you see, you can keep on adding to Poets.org’s wonderful list. And, if we do that, maybe we can have poetry month all year long. What an idea, hey?

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