Poetry alive and well:

In Melbourne this week poets have been getting up early to take their poetry to the people. At the end of each railway line, they’ve taken helium balloons and released them in the carriages for people to find. Within each balloon is a poem about that particular line. Ours is the Frankston line, so I guess they would have written about Frankston. No, I didn’t get up early to scramble to get one.

Instead I went to the Internet, but couldn’t find anything about this exciting idea.

Chris heard that it is something that happens in London UK. What a splendid idea, I do hope it spreads to other places! Have any of you first hand experience of this happening? I’d love to hear if you have, and to read the poem.

14 thoughts on “Poetry alive and well:

  1. Susan B Raven

    I saw a poetry box once, on a post in someone’s yard, right by the sidewalk. It had a glass front so you could read the poem inside. Passers-by were encouraged to put a poem they like in the box for others to read. Pretty cool, I thought.

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    1. bkpyett Post author

      I’m so pleased you have been influenced by the poetry that was posted in the underground trains Hilary. It is good to know they’ve been published too.



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