Spotlight Poetry – Take a Poem – A poem by James Carter

Art, Music, Photography, Poetry and Quotations

The image depicts a painting titled Poetry of Movement by the artist Andrada Anghel. The work is a vibrant abstract painting red, yellow and black freely layered upon a white background. The canvas appears to be alive with the flames and fire of poetry. The image supports the poem Take a Poem written by the poet James Carter.
© Andrada Anghel, Poetry of Movement, 2018

Take a Poem by James Carter

Why not take a poem
wherever you go?

Pop it in your pocket
nobody will know


Take it to your classroom
stick it on the wall

tell them about it
read it in the hall


Take it to the bathroom
tuck it up in bed

take the time to learn it
keep it in your head


Take it for a day trip
take it on a train

fold it as a hat
when it starts to rain


Take it to a river
fold it as a boat

pop it on the water
hope that it will float


Take it to a hilltop
fold it as a plane

throw it up skywards
time and time again


Take it to a mailbox
send it anywhere

out into the world
with
tender
loving
care.

Poem Attribution © James Carter, Take…

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