Poem in Your Pocket Day is an international movement that encourages people to centre poetry within their daily interactions.

On PIYP Day, select a poem, carry it with you, and share it with others at schools, bookstores, libraries, parks, workplaces, coffee shops, street corners, and on social media using the hashtag #PocketPoem.

This is my donation:

The morning light draws the crow
from labored flight to cedar bough
it speaks a song, it caws a note
I do belong it’s message spoke
from dreams I wake, a silent sleep
the veil a gate my soul to reap
how do I know my missions call
I speak to crow between the lull
You’ll know when love from hearts do tell
from up above a feather fell
when you alone answer a call
with loving tone when humans fall
the morning light draws the crow
away in flight caws the echo
the blackest feather in my hand
love the tether God’s command
my missions call reminds the crow
when feathers fall, this now I know

Jacqueline Denis

This year’s Poem In Your Pocket Collection features poetry by: George Amabile, Manahil Bandukwala, Rae Crossman, Jannie Edwards, Y S Lee, Kyo Lee, D.A. Lockhart, Briana Lu, Anthony Purdy, Sneha Madhavan-Reese, Richard-Yves Sitoski, Michael V. Smith, Eleonore Schönmaier and Pujita Verma.

Read their poems below and share with others! 

These poems are also available as audio recordings, in plain text and a printable booklet. To print and share from your home, check out the 2023 Poem In Your Pocket Day Booklet from LCP. 

Poem in Your Pocket Day – League of Canadian Poets