Poem In Your Pocket Day April 18th


The premise behind this day was to give people the opportunity to share a bit of themselves with others using poetry as the vehicle.  Of course for the writers, it would be kinda cool to share something that they, themselves wrote but you can always just carry your favorite by anyone in your pocket. How cool, to have a poem at the ready to recite or hand to someone you meet along the way.  Perhaps someone needs cheering or you are having coffee with a friend and you want them to hear your latest creation; then whip that poem out and take the floor! (of course if you take the floor, you had better be ready to replace it)

So, I have decided to keep a particular poem in my pocket today. This is from the very first book I ever self-published, Perspective, it’s all about replacing one thought with another. It doesn’t have a title but that’s okay, neither do I.


the smiling wind courted the laughing tree

oh, the magic that came to be

dancing leaves flirted from branches so lithe

pure joy’s celebration coming alive

bashful breeze played hide and seek

shifting in a flash from bold to meek

curious clouds floated gently down

as the clear blue sky pulled itself around

wind’s song grew stronger

and tree’s dance lasted longer

then slowly, softly, the wind came to rest

in tree’s glorious crown it decided to rest

sun beamed blessings heartily

upon the courtship of the smiling wind

and the laughing tree

(c) 2009, 2015 Annette Rochelle Aben 

What poem do you have in your pocket today?




36 responses to “Poem In Your Pocket Day April 18th

  1. This is lovely i particularly like ‘sun beamed blessings heartily upon the courtship of the smiling wind
    and the laughing tree’ Thank you.

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    • Annette Rochelle Aben

      Awesome! Then I am even more glad that I chose that particular poem to carry in my pocket today. Thank you so much! ❤


    BY; Patricia Salamone

    The blistering summer sun
    gives way to the night.
    I can smell the honey suckle
    and gardenia wafting in the night air.
    The heavens open up and the stars
    make their appearance.
    The nightingale croons its’ song to me.
    The crickets join the chorus.
    The grass is cool beneath my feet
    the hustle and bustle of the hot summer …
    day gives way to the heavens above.
    I look up and the moon smiles at me.

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  3. Reblogged this on Books, Writing, and Coffee for All and commented:
    Here’s an excellent post (and beautiful poem!) by Annette Rochelle Aben.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Annette Rochelle Aben

      Thank you Tricia! I am smiling, because I really love this poem and am so happy that I could share it with everyone. ❤


  4. Thank you for sharing this poem. I love the idea of changing your perspective by replacing one thought with another, so I bought your book! I’m looking forward to reading your other poems.

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    • Annette Rochelle Aben

      Wow! I am honored. Thank you for telling me how much you liked this poem and that you bought the book. You made my day, truly. AND thank you for the reblog as well. ❤


  5. Beautiful poem, Annette. I love how you present nature as animated and dancing together. I think that’s the way the natural world truly is. Thanks for the smile. 🙂

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  6. This is so lively, with the leaves flirting and the breeze dancing. It really evokes such a feeling of joie de vivre. Love it! 🙂

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  7. Lovely poem. I read this post earlier today and have been wracking my brains to come up with one to share on my blog.
    Poetry is so different to books, a book you like you will always like, but poems speak to you differently depending on where you’re at in life. What’s my favourite today may not be next week.
    Delighted I stopped by today, I came via Chris The story reading Ape’s blog.

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    • Annette Rochelle Aben

      I am touched, thank you. I agree about poetry. Thank you for connecting through Chris. This is a good day and I look forward to reading what you would share on your blog! ❤


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  9. Thanks for sharing your lovely poem, Annette. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Wonderful imagery Annette and great without a title

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Really, it’s best option to share poetry with others

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Annette, this is a well done poem. The metaphors are lovely and the meter just right. So much imagery it gives off! I’d just call it Laughing Tree

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    • Thank you so much. I appreciate your comments and that you took the time to share them. I believe that one day, I will be blessed with an illustrator and this will become a picture book! AND thank you for the reblog of this post. ❤


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