In just a few days,

In just a few days, New York City is celebrating Keep a Poem in Your Pocket Day, sponsored by the City and a number of businesses here. It’s an absolutely cool project: the idea is to celebrate National Poetry Month (April) by carrying around a favorite poem in your pocket and sharing it with someone on Friday, April 11. I somehow find it hard to imagine my sitting down on the subway and pulling out a crumpled piece of paper with a short poem on it by Czeslaw Milosz and then reading it to the guy next to me who is quietly sipping a Snapple, but hey, you never know. Perhaps the poetry of that moment would awaken greater worlds than the content on that small scrap of pocket parchment.
Thanks to my friend R.P. for sending the link.