Poem in Your Pocket Day 2017

Today is Poem in Your Pocket Day — part of the National Poetry Month celebration. Here are two favorite poems, tucked into the pockets of Horn Bookers Shoshana and Katie:

invitation Shoshana's pocket poem: "Invitation" by Shel Silverstein


Katie's pocket poem: "The Journey" by Mary Oliver Katie's pocket poem: "The Journey" by Mary Oliver


Editor in chief Roger Sutton says he "doesn't do Days" — but that may be because he posts a bit of verse and an accompanying photograph on his Facebook almost every day. Today's pairing:

april 27th Flow gently, sweet Afton, among thy green braes,
Flow gently, I'll sing thee a song in thy praise
—Robert Burns


For lots more, browse the tag poetry. Some highlights:

And, in honor of National Poetry Month, we're officially adding poetry to our Review of the Week lineup! Look for highlighted poetry collections and verse novels every Friday. We kicked things off last week with Anywhere Farm, written by Phyllis Root and illustrated by G. Brian Karas (doing double-duty for Earth Month ;) ). What will tomorrow bring? Check back and see!

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