Lovely Sandy Fussell (@SandyFussell) shared a link online last week, showing a Poetry Path at Worthington Libraries, in Ohio. Someone may have shared on #PoetryFriday before I joined the conversation (?) but if not, I’m sure you’d love to wander through. I know I appreciated Sandy tweeting it. (And shared it with my local library and regional council. :P)
Image taken from the Library as Incubator Project, where you can read more about the project – and admire the gardens.
The poetry path came about because the Worthington Libraries Green Team ‘wanted to transform the space… to serve as an outdoor learning space and as a home to birds, bees, butterflies and other wildlife.’ The poetry path features the work of six American poets, including three from Ohio. There are also ‘a variety of native Ohio plants, gravel pathways, a dry creekbed with local pebbles and boulders, a bird habitat area and safe “pondless” water features.’
Links on the website take you to copies of the poems featured. I particularly like this little visual, from David Baker’s poem, Neighbors in October.
And how like a field is the whole sky now
that the maples have shed their leaves, too.
The gardens look restive, and I imagine it would be inspiring, yet contemplative, to meander through, absorbing the poetry whilst surrounded by lush gardens. A wonderful initiative.
This week, Poetry Friday is being collated at Wee Words for Wee Ones. With a focus on the littlies, I thought I’d also include this little pony poem – just for fun.
I suffered from the timezones difference last week – my post was up but the host was not, then the host was up, but I was not, and I was up, but the host was not… (you get the picture) – and was a late inclusion in the round-up. So feel free to read last week’s Postcard from Mars while you’re here.