Observed annually on May 12, National Limerick Day celebrates the birthday of English artist, illustrator, author and poet Edward Lear (May 12, 1812 – Jan. 29, 1888). Lear is known mostly for his literary nonsense in poetry, prose and limericks.
There once was a girl from Nantucket Who carried her lunch in a bucket Her biscuit’s so hard, it bounced more than a yard And so she decided to chuck it.
Example of Edward Lear’s Limericks. He is probably best known for the Owl and the Pussycat
Poem in Your Pocket Day 2019 is on April 18 and is part of National Poetry Month. On this day, select a poem, carry it with you, and share it with others at schools, bookstores, libraries, parks, workplaces, street corners, and on social media using the hashtag #pocketpoem.
What kind of poem will you carry? Will it be something you wrote or a long time favorite?
Last year the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library left small rolled cylinders containing poems for people to in Charlottesville, Albemarle, Nelson, Greene, and Louisa Counties on April 26. They even left rolls for discovering around the Downtown Mall. This year they are doing it on April 25
Stop by your local library branch and pick out a gift-wrapped poem to carry in your pocket. Unwrap it and read it to yourself, share with someone close, or just tuck it in your pocket for a rainy day.
National Volunteer Week was established in 1974 and has grown exponentially each year, with thousands of volunteer projects and special events scheduled throughout the week. Today, as people strive to lead lives that reflect their values, the expression of civic life has evolved. Whether online, at the office, or the local food bank; whether with a vote, a voice, or a wallet – doing good comes in many forms, and we recognize and celebrate them all.
Meals on Wheels
Thrift Store deals
None of these things appears
If there are no volunteers.
Poem 15, 15 April–Half way to the goal of one poem per day for Poetry Month.
Thomas Jefferson’s Tombstone: Here was buried Thomas Jefferson, Author of the Declaration of American Independence Of the Statute of Virginia for religious freedom & Father of the University of Virginia.” He selected what he wanted it to say.