How to gift a poem…

December 2, 2014

cootie catcher

  • Tweet it a line at a time.
  • Post it on Facebook.
  • Hand-write or print it and put it in a frame.
  • Stamp it into a paver.
  • Stitch it like an old-fashioned sampler.
  • Transfer it onto a t-shirt, mug, bowl, etc.
  • Make a collage out of it.
  • Make a chapbook out of it.
  • Put it in an envelope and mail it.
  • Tuck each line behind a little window, like an Advent calendar.
  • Seal it in a bottle and toss it in the sea with a forwarding address.
  • Laminate it and hang it as a holiday ornament.
  • Write it in lipstick on the mirror
    or chalk on the sidewalk.
  • Blog it.
  • YouTube it.
  • Record it and MP3 it.
  • Geo-cache it.
  • Origami it.
  • Roll it like a scroll and put it in a Christmas stocking, basket, candy box, saucepan, pillowcase, jacket pocket.
  • Inscribe it in something weatherproof and stake it in the garden.
  • Write it in sand and take a picture from above.
  • Memorize it and say it aloud.
  • Etc.

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3 Responses to “How to gift a poem…”

  1. Colleen Schwartz Says:

    Judy – I love this list!
    Thanks for your ongoing support of poetry and community!

  2. Sandra F. Lucke Says:

    It’s snowing inside this web site but may change in March.
    Enjoyed that you’re generously sharing list of ideas so readers /writers can act on one or more of the suggestions.
    Happy belated Thanksgiving.

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