Happy National Poetry Month!
Whether you’re reading a Poem-a-Day on Poets.org, writing a poem a day as part of NaPoWriMo, carrying one in your pocket or just generally being more open to poetry this month, April is a great time to connect with poetry personally, and to share it with friends. As the flowers bloom, so will you!
Here at the Dodge offices, Poetry Staff will be placing poems in unexpected places for our colleagues to discover, helping them to have a poetry experience during their day. It’s a simple way to stop and take a moment for art and mindfulness, whether during your morning cup of coffee, a quick trip to the kitchen to grab a snack, or even a bathroom break! (Yes, so now you know — we read poems even in the bathroom! We’ve got nothing to hide!) Sounds pretty nice, right?
Throughout the month we’ll let you know some of the poems that are making the rounds in our office. By the end of the month, we’ll have a nice list of poems to share with you. So far, here are a couple we’ve got hidden around the office, with links:
Ballad of the Washed Hair by Yehuda Amichai
Untitled by Anna Everett Beek
Wild Geese by Mary Oliver
Cow Worship by Gerald Stern
…and many more to come!
Are you taking on the role of Poetry Ambassador in your life? Do you hide poems for your colleagues, students, friends? We’d love to hear from you. What poems are you sharing, and where are you placing them? Feel free to share below!