Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Poetry on Home in St Andrew's Square

This lunchtime I wandered through the garden in St Andrew's Square (which is a nice place to sit and have a coffee or eat lunch, though I generally go to the bigger, more bird friendly Princes Street Gardens). There was a small exhibition of poetry on the theme of Home for Refugee Week, with poems, in a number of languages, hanging from a tree. There will be a poetry reading in the Garden tomorrow at 1pm, which unfortunately i won't be able to go to. if anyone is in Edinburgh it may be worth popping along, to listen to some poetry and perhaps read some yourself?

I have posted more poetry for Refugee Week on Over Forty Shades, you can read the poems by followign the links below:

Risks
Shells


Home for Refugee Week

5 comments:

Michelle Johnson said...

I would love to have seen all those poems in different languages hanging from the tree. Did you happen to get pictures? Nonetheless, sounds like the event will be really nice tomorrow. Hope all is well. Have a great day.

Cait O'Connor said...

I like the idea of poems hanging from trees, wish I could have been there.

lakeviewer said...

Oh I'm so glad you visited me and left your calling card so I could follow you. Now, I'm in Scotland, home of gorse, and landing among poets and environmentalists. What karma! I loved the poem from a couple of posts ago about Home.

this is my patch said...

The poems hanging from the trees is a wonderful idea, and so simple to set up. I either sit in a gardens or on the seafront during my lunchbreak. x

Margaret Gosden said...

Thank you for your comment. I love the daisies and the butterfly photo! By the way, I posted a woodcut print called REFUGEEES not too long ago. I didn't know there was a Refugee week anywhere in the world! I will stop by again.