Happy National Poem in Your Pocket Day!

The boys and I wish you all a Happy Poem in Your Pocket Day!  We are celebrating by carrying poems in our pockets to share.  We are also going to create Tellagamis (animated videos) with our poems so we can share them with family and friends near and far!

Here’s the poem I’m carrying today (I bet you are not surprised by the topic!):

Mr. Seward’s Folly

Alaska?  I ask ya, who wants such a place?

So cold it freezes the nose off your face.

Tons of ice and miles of snow,

A place where no one wants to go.

What’s that you say?  It might have gold?

Quick, Mr. Seward, mark it as “SOLD!”

from American History Fresh Squeezed by Carol Diggory Shields