Wednesday, March 12, 2008

A Poem, a Pocket, a Love of Words

Today I am using this blog as a public service message. I assume anyone reading is a lover of the written word. So here's my request. Consider this effort from the American Academy of Poets called "Poem in Your Pocket." On April 17, the organization is asking folks to "celebrate the power of a poem" by sharing a copy of your favorite with folks you meet through the day.

Write about it or participate in it, whichever you prefer.

In a world that seems to have forgotten the importance of words, I would ask that you consider a gentle reminder to others that words can make a difference in the world.

1 comment:

A cup of poetry said...

Thank you. I did not know of that. (Though sometimes in a small town to get people to love the written word you almost have to shove it into their pockets.)

Long time no see. Hope you are well. And thanks for some refreshing words on poetry and, looking at your other posts, some of a wake-up call for journalists.