Youtube Thursdays 4-26-2012 - Poem in a Pocket Day

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YouTube Thursdays - Poem in a Pocket Day

Did you know today is Poem in a Pocket day? Well it is...and as a fan of poetry, I YouTube Thursdayssuggest we encourage the young people in our lives to search out a favorite poem and share it with others. You can stuff a poem or two in your pocket too, or stuff it in someone else’s pocket. 

Poem in a Pocket day is part of the larger celebration, April is National Poetry month. The idea of Poem in a Pocket is to create tiny books of poetry that can be scattered like seeds.   You never know when one might sprout creativity.

Today, YouTube Thursday pays homage to the idea of Poem in a Pocket day. After all, creativity is something to be nurtured and encouraged in all media. Reading words written in rhymes and rhythms become a splendid cadence for our spirits.

Videos can become a wonderful creative outlet to showcase our personalties and uniqueness. They are powerful marketing tool that can help you make connections with like-minded clients. Remember, there is nobody like you.

            In honor of Poem in a Pocket day, and Video Marketing, this is my poem to
share with you today. YouTube Thursdays ode to to poetry - and ode to wonderful, and unique you, in video marketing, be yourself and shine.

"Me" by Walter De la Mare

As long as I live

I shall always be
My Self - and no other,
Just me.

Like a tree.

Like a willow or elder,
An aspen, a thorn,
Or a cypress forlorn.

Like a flower,
For its hour
A primrose, a pink,
Or a violet -
Sunned the sun,
And with dewdrops wet.

Always just me.

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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Hi Debb-

I wasn't aware of Poem in a Pocket day but it sounds like a great.  Craig Rutman just informed me it's National Pretzel Day :)  Man the things I'm learning in the Rain!  Seriously I really liked the poem by Walter De la Mare and I agree... I will always just be me.

Have a great day my friend.


Apr 26, 2012 01:37 AM #1
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Debb -

Great idea for a day! Here's my contribution:


We've been caught by a Quick-Digesting Sneet,

And now we are dodging his molars,

And now we are restin'

In his lower intestine,

And now we're back out on the street.

 - Shel Silverstein

Apr 26, 2012 01:58 AM #2
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Hi Debb-I too like poetry but didn't know there was a day for it. Cool! Love that poem. I can't be anyone but me. I remember this song I sang in either Girl Scouts or in front of the class in school

I am proud to be me but I also see you just as proud to be you

So why should I hate ya for being as human as I


If there was more than that I forgot the rest

Apr 26, 2012 03:20 AM #3
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert


Happy Poem in the Pocket Day to you. Nice poem to share with all of us and thanks for writing another very good blog. I never had any talents for writing poetry while in school.

Apr 26, 2012 03:25 AM #4
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Dear Debb,

Lovely poem, here is one of my favorite poems by Carl Sandburg

Fog comes; on little cat feet.

It sits looking; over harbor and city;

on silent haunches; and then moves on.

Thans for sharing that with us...I love poetry and haiku too. A

Apr 26, 2012 06:50 AM #5
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Debb: Like John, I was not aware today was Poem in a Pocket Day.  I learn something everyday here in the Rain!

Apr 26, 2012 08:05 AM #6
Cathy Criado
Criado Realty - San Antonio, TX
Making Real Estate Profitable

Hi Debb - That is so perfect for you!  I love your love for the arts. 

Apr 26, 2012 09:15 AM #7
Janis Borgueta
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley - Newburgh, NY
LIC RE Salesperson

Hi Debb.. I did not know about a month for poems.. I wrote a few when i was really small that my kids found recently.. Now they recite my poems when given the chance.. NOT for publication.. i was all of five and a poet .. NOT.. 

thanks for sharing the poem and the holiday info..

Apr 26, 2012 09:33 AM #8
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Great post Debb... As a lover of poetry this is one of my favorite days of the year. Nice poem, "Me" by Walter De la Mare. I loved his book, The Listeners. I really liked the fact he had a life long curiosity about children and their imaginations. 

Apr 26, 2012 09:45 AM #9
Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

Debb, I thought this was a peom in a pocket.... this one looks like it came right out of your sole.

I've written a few myself....perhaps one day I'll share. And BTW I have a pocket sized poem book and it's so small and compact and one of my favorites!

Apr 26, 2012 11:17 AM #10
Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC
Royal Pro Real Estate Network - Langley, BC

Debb, this is the coolest thing!  I hadn't heard about Poem in a Pocket Day, but what a beautiful way to encourage creativity and remind everyone of the importance of our arts.

Apr 26, 2012 02:23 PM #11
Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Debb - I guess today's a big day. I just read a blog that reminded me it's "administrative Assistant Day" too. Your talents never cease to amaze me - love your beautiful poem. I've only written one poem in my life and it was about my trek up Kilimanjaro. I was back in collage at the time and it made it into the Promethean, our collages' literary and Arts yearly publication. Since then, I haven't been able to write anything worth reading, lol.

Apr 26, 2012 11:44 PM #12
Karen Kruschka
RE/MAX Executives - Woodbridge, VA
- "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"

Debb  I was unaware it was Poem in a Pocket Day or that there was such a day.  We learn so much on AR

Apr 29, 2012 05:19 AM #13
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

May I just say how lovely it is to see all of your posts and comments...I just returned from a trip and haven't had a chance to keep up with AR. How absolutely delightful that you too are all touched by poetry.

Q-man, What? I missed Pretzel Day??? Argh.

Dick, you never cease to amaze me. Thanks for the Shel, one of my fav kid book authors...

Sharon, thanks for sharing...notice how you name is a natural with the verb? ;)

Bob, Bob, always does a fine job. There's your poem Bob. lol.

Alexandra, one of my favorites too. I love that you shared....:)

Anita Clark, the Realtor that hits it out of the park. Now, I'm just turning silly and mundane. ;)

Why thank you to see your smiling face popping up..

A five year old who writes poetry? Pretty impressive Janis, shows your creative side.

Apr 29, 2012 08:50 AM #14
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Rene - Me too! You get it. Great to see you.

Ellen, my dear creative pal. It does not surprise me that you write poetry...and I would love to read your poems...( How fun to have a tiny book of poetry - you are such a multifaceted person - many layers)

Karen, thanks. I hope you took a moment to share or read a poem this month.

Kristine, you are also such an amazing and talented woman. I so appreciate all the many dimensions that make up very special and wonderful YOU.

Karen - AR is a great place to learn so very much...

Apr 29, 2012 08:55 AM #15
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Debb, gotta love all of the facets of YOU. Speaking of homage, I paid tribute to you both in my video attempt (I was thinking how proud you would be that I even tried to do it) and also a "link" to my Vblogging buddy....and linked to this particular post--a lovely one and that poem really speaks to me.

Apr 30, 2012 02:04 AM #16
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Gayle, what a lovely compliment. I loved the video and found it so relaxing...I may go back for more soon. I'm in that "catch up" mode - taking a few days off always costs once the fun ends. Ha. Thanks for thinking of me - and I am PROUD of you...quietly proud, as your Granny would say. ;)

Apr 30, 2012 04:23 AM #17
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