Thursday, April 18, 2013

Happy Poem in Your Pocket Day!

As part of National Poetry Month, poetry enthusiasts everywhere are celebrating Poem in Your Pocket Day today, April 18th!

Is your pocket still empty? Don't worry, here are some great links to get you started:

Click a pocket to download a poem!
Resources for teachers on PIYP Day
Classroom Activities for PIYP Day
100 Poems to rip out and read!

We'd like to share this beautiful pocket-sized poem with you! It is a fragment from Sappho, a Greek poet who was born around 615 B.C.

    from Fragment 16
    By Sappho, translated by Anne Carson

    Some men say an army of horse and some men say an army on foot
    and some men say an army of ships is the most beautiful thing
    on this black earth. But I say it is
    what you love.

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