This photo gives you an idea of the relative size of a pocket poem.
Welcome to Pocket Poem!
A website to introduce Pocket Poem
What is a Pocket Poem?
A Pocket Poem is a pocket-sized book with a poem inside. A Pocket Poem is my way to bring poems into the open. Because each Pocket Poem has only one poem or a few very short poems in it, you can read a pocket poem quickly. You won’t feel intimidated by the poem because it is short and, besides, it’s in such a small book. And you’re bigger than it is.
When I tell people I am a poet, I am usually met with that glassed over look. Most people either say they don’t like poems, or they don’t understand poems, or they simply just do not read poems.
I got this idea to make Pocket Poems as a way to get poems out into the public. I like the look of them. They’re small. They’re handy. Even small children can have fun flipping through them because a pocket poem is probably the tiniest book they have ever read.
And because of its size and length, you cannot be afraid of a Pocket Poem. You can laugh at it if you want to, but fear? Never!
So here are my first Pocket Poems. I think they’re kind of cute.
I could be accused of not taking my poems seriously enough by presenting them in this way, but what the heck. People aren’t reading many poems these days anyway. Who knows? Maybe you will take a chance on a cute little book with a fancy cover.
A Pocket Poem can even be thought of as useful as you can stick one into an envelope. They are very easy to share. A Pocket Poem can be a way to connect you to someone who lives far away or even just down the street. They could even connect you to strangers if you want to leave one or two behind somewhere.
If you find a Pocket Poem at a bus stop or in a rest room in your travels, please leave a comment in the guestbook below to let me know. This may be a fun way to see if my Pocket Poems are actually alive and kicking out there in the world!
I hope to hear from you!