David Cooke wrote:
Exactly! Join the curators of poetry boxes worldwide in sharing poems with their neighbors and peregrine pedestrians. If you want to upgrade your plastic realtor box to one of the beautifully crafted poetry boxes visit www. Poetryboxes. Com specializing in weather wear resistant engineered display boxes made with sustainable lumber by actual poets.
What a lovely thing to do for your neighbors!
i do so LOVE â¤ï¸ your poetry box idea :))). Can you tell us more how it works??
It is easy. You get an old realtor box and fill it with poems. I change it monthly. I have a note on the front that says "Poetry Box! Take one! Bringing Poetry to Your Neighborhood!" I found out about it from a a woman in a store who had a handful of poems. Asked her what they were for and she told me for her poetry box. I asked how could I do it -- she said get a realtor box, new or old or ask a realtor to donate one (I did -- my realtor was tickled to do so). Here in the Eugene/Springfield OR area, this was catching on to the point that the art council made a map and once a year people would go to all of the boxes and read poetry aloud. I don't know if that still happens, but the poems go . . .
Thank you for your explain!!!! We live on a quiet cul de sac, so not a great traffic area...but maybe in front of downtown arts council...:)))).
Very good idea to give away poetry. Your explanation is also very helpful. Thanks for thisinspiring post.
This is new to me---and such a fabulous idea! I am loving it totally and wondering how to do it in this area....I don;t even know what a realtor's box is!! Not sure we have here in Wales....Buts SussyLee, thank you for taking up on this idea and making it work in your neighborhood. I am sure you will inspire many, with both poems and a thought about creating a poetry box, too....
Good on you, SissyLee, from a neighbor in Portland.
What a great idea is that poetry box!
Great idea and Mindy has thought of the perfect place!!!