Today is Poem In Your Pocket Day. The Academy of American Poets suggests that you “handwrite some lines on the back of your business cards,” “add a poem to your email footer,” or “post a poem on your blog or social networking page.” Hey, this is a blog or social networking page! Here, timely verse from Sharon Olds:

The Pope’s Penis by Sharon Olds

It hangs deep in his robes, a delicate clapper at the center of a bell. It moves when he moves, a ghostly fish in a halo of silver sweaweed, the hair swaying in the dark and the heat — and at night while his eyes sleep, it stands up in praise of God.

If you prefer not to pocket your excitement, it’s also National High Five Day.