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Poem in Your Pocket Day

I thought it would be appropriate to publish a short post on National “Poem in Your Pocket Day,” sponsored by the Academy of American Poets.  This is another opportunity for people to find, read, share, and appreciate poetry during national Poetry Month.

Today, I’m sharing something I wrote a couple years ago. This poem was written after reading a Poetry Advocates for Children & Young Adults blog post by Father Goose himself, Charles Ghigna.  He had asked readers to comment on the topic, “What is poetry?”  This is what I came up with…

“A Poem”

A poem has a heartbeat,
A poem has a touch;
One minute it may let you go
Or hold you in its clutch.

A poem’s breath is subtle,
Each tooth a tapered knife.
It laughs and cries
with open eyes;
In short, a poem’s…life!

- © 2011 Matt Forrest Esenwine

Speaking of Charles Ghigna – I hope you’ll plan to visit here this Monday (April 22), for an exclusive interview with Father Goose! We’ll learn how one person manages to write early readers, non-rhyming picture books, adult poetry, and YA novels in verse; why an old 1923 Underwood typewriter means so much to him; and how his wife ‘secretly’ helped him create a book of love poems.

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6 thoughts on “Poem in Your Pocket Day

  1. Ooh I’d love to read his YA novel in verse. Fun poem for a pocket. Thanks, Matt.

  2. That’s lovely, Matt. Poem in Your Pocket Day passed me by this year – just too much going on! So if you don’t mind, I’ll just use yours. :) Looking forward to seeing what Charles has to say.

  3. Thank you both for stopping by!

  4. Your poem perfectly captures the miracle of poetry. Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. Kathy Brodsky on said:

    i love it! One of the best you’re done. Thanks!!!! Kathy

    Kathy Brodsky (603) 668-1975 kathy@kathybrodsky.com http://www.kathybrodsky.com http://www.helpingwords.com

    Quoted in the Wall St. Journal: http://tinyurl.com/wsj2010; My Bent Tree &The Inside Story honorable mention Green Book Festival 2010; The Winner Is & Stover Creative Child Preferred Choice Award 2011; A Horse Named Special – Creative Child Magazine 2012 Picture Book of the Year Award.

  6. Thanks, Catherine and Kathy! I appreciate it.

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