Happy Poem in Your Pocket Day!

I love obscure holidays.  It makes me sound smart when I say things like, “Happy Hug a Mushroom Day!”  “Oh, you didn’t know… well, I suppose not everyone knows these things…”  Meaningful pause while the other person scrambles around wondering if everyone knew but him/ her.

Tomorrow, April 26, is National Poem in Your Pocket Day.  I’m telling you today so that you still have time to prepare, if you so choose.  Poets.org has a list of printable poems that will fit in your pocket.  Since I can’t share the one with you that’s in my pocket, I’ll share it here:

Spellbound

The night is darkening round me,

The wild winds coldly blow;

But a tyrant spell has bound me

And I cannot, cannot go.

The giant trees are bending

Their bare boughs weighed with snow.

And the storm is fast descending,

And yet I cannot go.

Clouds beyond clouds above me,

Wastes beyond wastes below;

But nothing dear can move me;

I will not, cannot go.

– Emily Bronte

Get your own pocket poem here.

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