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Poem in Your Pocket Day

Posted: Apr 30 2015

"The word 'monster' automatically makes a poem more interesting." - Lemony Snicket

Happy Poem in Your Pocket Day! The poem you see above was brought to our attention by author Lemony Snicket in his children's poetry portfolio titled All Good Slides Are Slippery. He opens by saying that "Poetry is like a curvy slide in a playground — an odd object, available to the public - and, as I keep explaining to my local police force, everyone should be able to use it, not just those of a certain age." The portfolio contains poetry that was not written for children but as he says, "If you are a child, you might like these poems. Of course, you might not. Poems, like children, are individuals, and will not be liked by every single person who happens to come across them."

You can read the full article on the Poetry Foundation website here

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