Let's pretend the child shares Bobbi Katz's poem "Put the World in Your Pocket."
Pockets are nifty
for holding a quarter,
for holding a key,
or for holding a shell.
But the world is full of many more things
that don't fit in pockets so well:
You can't put spring in a pocket--
How could you pocket a giggle?
An elephant won't fit at all!
Yet you can carry a sunset,
people, the sea, or a home
neatly tucked inside a pocket,
when they're tucked inside a poem.
What poem will be in your pocket on April 18?
I am giving away a copy of Pocket Poems.
Rules for the Giveaway
1. It will run from 4/2 to 11:59 P.M. on 4/4
2. You must be at least 13.
3. Please pay it forward.