April 24 is the day to celebrate poetry by carrying a poem in your pocket.

There are many ways to acknowledge this special day. BOOKMAKING SUPPLIES

For me, it is a chance to combine two of my favourite past-times — poetry and upcycling. To frame your poem, you can upcycle a few commonplace items: a piece of paper such as a flyer with print on one side; a brown paper bag; a small section of a cereal or matzo box; part of a greeting card.

Once you select a home for this poem, you can select a favourite poem to copy onto this surface. Then, you are set to place a poem in your pocket tomorrow as you start the day.

Not sure where to find a poem? Check out this link:


You, also, could write a poem of your own to carry in your pocket or to gift to someone else.

For this special day, I was inspired by a recent visit to the shores of Lake Huron where I took a photo of the horizon, now posted at MyNews. I have written a haiku inspired by the amazing Great Lake Huron that I would like to share with readers.


Have a great week!


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Today is a beautiful sunny Sunday in this part of the world!

These birthday blooms are a bright spot in the dining room, true harbingers of spring.

Poetry Month  is proceeding with many poems and prompts emerging.

One prompt at IGWRT, is calling for new poems that focus on a “Sunday” theme. That took me back to 50 years ago when a particular Sunday

— February 9, 1964–

brought a whole new musical sound into our lives with the arrival in North America of John, Paul, George and Ringo! Whether you lived in Canada or the United States, The Beatles and the subsequent British Invasion changed everything!

Here is a wee limerick that I wrote for that Sunday prompt.


There once was a group named The Beatles

Who appeared on Ed Sullivan’s Show

While they were mopheads to Dad

To us, much more than a fad

That special Sunday was ever so fab! 

© 2014 Patricia A. McGoldrick




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