Even if you can’t meet in person this year, you can still celebrate Poem In Your Pocket Day on April 29. Instead of handing out pocket-sized poems, you can celebrate your favorites on social media, email a few to friends and family—even stand on your front porch and read them aloud! Since the poems for this day were originally meant to fit in your pocket, we recommend choosing one-page poems to share with others. The poets at Writer’s Relief have put together a list of one-page poems to share on Poem In Your Pocket Day.
Our Favorite One-Page Poems For Poem In Your Pocket Day
“Love Poem: Centaur” by Donika Kelly
“What the Living Do” by Marie Howe
“Toward Accuracy” by Bob Hicok
“Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou
“Eurydice” by Ocean Vuong
“No Man Is an Island” by John Donne
“Who Said It Was Simple” by Audre Lorde
“The Last Thing” by Ada Limón
“Fire and Ice” by Robert Frost
“I taste a liquor never brewed (214)” by Emily Dickinson
“The Hill We Climb” by Amanda Gorman. This poem may not fit on one page, but the inspiring message is still worth sharing.
Almost anything by Shel Silverstein! Many of Shel Silverstein’s poems are short and fun to read and share. (“Snowball” is this editor’s favorite!) Here’s a list of some of his most popular poems, complete with the artwork!
Question: What poem will you share on Poem In Your Pocket Day?