Poem in Your Pocket Day 2023

You may know that April is National Poetry Month, but did you know that Thursday April 27 is “Poem in Your Pocket” Day? The Academy of American Poets encourages poetry lovers to celebrate by selecting a poem and sharing it with others throughout the day at schools, bookstores, libraries, parks, workplaces, and on social media using the hashtag #PocketPoem.

I am choosing to share here the poem “Sometimes” by Rae Crossman, which illustrates why I love poetry.


Sometimes by Rae Crossman

Rushing into our early morning bedroom

with her

under-the-pillow discovery.


My daughter’s

toothless grin.


Sometimes poetry is like that:

all tooth fairy

no incisors.



it’s wolf canines

and snap of bone.


Please consider sharing a poem you love or that inspires you with a friend on April 27, either directly or via social media.