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Take a poem out to lunch or put a poem in your lunchbox

Year

2004
Take a poem out to lunch or put a poem in your lunchbox

Do you pick up a tray in the cafeteria, bring a brown bag, or pack a child's lunchbox? Then pack a poem too! Adding a poem to lunch puts some poetry in your day and gives you something great to read while you eat.

When you head to lunch, take along a favorite book of poetry, a literary journal or print out a poem from Poets.org.

If you're making lunch for a child, a fun poem to include is "Bleezer's Ice Cream" by Jack Prelutsky, a poet known for his humorous poetry for children. Older readers may be interested in Frank O'Hara's Lunch Poems, a collection of lyrics published in 1964 which were spontaneously composed by O'Hara on his lunch hour.