Ever since Pablo Neruda and T. S. Eliot climbed on the roof with me last year, I’ve been looking forward to another fun celebration of Take Your Poet to Work Day. Now, the day is finally here, and my poets have already been having loads of fun—smart fun.
They got into my tool bag, for starters. Everybody wanted to go.
And W. B. Yeats wouldn’t stop playing with the tools.
When you work from home, sometimes you take your breaks out in the garden. The poets were climbing around, messing with the tomatoes, nibbling the strawberries, and then Neruda, well, Neruda found the hot peppers.
I turned my back for one second. Just one second, I’m telling you. I don’t know how it happened, but the poets threw themselves a big dance party between the celery and the sweet yellow peppers.
So, today’s the day. Poets are out and about in workplaces around the world. Get on the stick (I mean, put your poet on one), and join us for all the fun. Here’s how:
1. Pick up our free Take Your Poet to Work Day coloring book, choose a poet (or choose them all), and take him or her to work.
2. Share our Take Your Poet to Work Day infographic on your favorite social media channel
3. Tweet us your poet at work. Snap a photo, mention @tspoetry and use the hashtag #poettowork.