Thursday, April 26, 2012

Is That a Poem in Your Pocket?


Sandra's seen a leprechaun,

Eddie touched a troll,

Laurie danced with witches once,

Charlie found some goblins' gold.

Donald heard a mermaid sing,

Susy spied an elf,

But all the magic I have known

I've had to make myself.

--Shel Silverstein

April is National Poetry Month. Today is Poem in Your Pocket Day.

To observe the day, I whipped up a pocket and filled it with a few fun poems to share with my staff at a team meeting today.

I cut the breast pocket off a thrift store men's shirt and attached a ribbon so I can hang it from a hook or doorknob. I printed several poems onto banana paper and cut them to fit inside the pocket. 

A story about Poem in Your Pocket Day on National Public Radio yesterday inspired the idea, so by the time I got home from work, I didn't have a lot of time to invest. Were I to do this over with more time, I'd probably embellish the pocket a bit and create more visually appealing cards.

The cute pocket could be used for party favors, recipe cards, reminder cards, to tote a sweet vintage hanky and hung on a knob for interest.

All in all, a poetic project.

Make it a great day!


  1. This is a super-cute idea! Thanks for sharing!(and i love that little poem you opened with!)

  2. Very cute! and thank you for your sweet comments on my projects.

    Have a wonderful weekend!!

  3. I love the sweet simplicity of your poem pockets with the measuring tape ribbon. What a really nice way to share a pocket poem! I spent many bedtimes reading Shel Silverstein to my daughters : ).

  4. Very creative idea to share this cute poem. The measuring tape ribbon with the shirt pocket is so original. Love it! Thanks for sharing on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Have a fun week!


  5. Cute idea! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!


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