Next Friday, the 27th of July, is reasonably momentous. Not only is it the first day of the New Zealand International Film Festival, and the opening of the London Olympics (Saturday morning New Zealand time), it is also National Poetry Day. Carry a poem in your pocket on National Poetry Day!

More details (and pocketable poems) are at the Booksellers website. Or you could just use ‘The Red Wheelbarrow’ by William Carlos Williams.