Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Is That a Poem In Your Pocket?

Today is National Poem In Your Pocket Day! The idea is simple: select a poem you love during National Poetry Month (April) then carry it with you to share with co-workers, family, and friends. You can also share your poem selection on Twitter by using the hashtag #pocketpoem.

I found this little ditty last year and thought it was just-so-perfect!

Here’s to the Mice!

Here’s to the mice that scare the lions,
Creeping into their cages.
Here’s to the fairy mice that bite
The elephants fat and wise:
Hidden in the hay-pile while the elephant thunder rages.
Here’s to the scurrying, timid mice
Through whom the proud cause dies.

Here’s to the seeming accident
When all is planned and working,
All the flywheels turning,
Not a vassal shirking.
Here’s to the hidden tunneling thing
That brings the mountain’s groans.
Here’s to the midnight scamps that gnaw,
Gnawing away the thrones.

Vachel Lindsay


Maude Lynn said...

I really like that!

JustRex said...

Ya know, I'd wondered what "Poem In Your Pocket Day" was all about. It figures you'd be all over that! (grin)