There's a lot going on around here at the moment and my mind has been spinning with ideas as well... I've had this post on file for a while now, but lately, I've found I keep having a peek at the photos. They are so calming. This is like a fairytale garden to me :)
1000 Poems by Mail is an installation by Luzinterruptus, guerilla lighting artists extraordinaire. They filled one thousand envelopes with poems written by 17 poets and hung them from the leaves of the garden at the Madrid Poetry Festival venue last year.
On the last night of the festival, one hundred visitors were offered the chance to have a poem sent to their loved one with the light inside.
One of the things I really love about this installation is its aim to highlight days past when special words were sent by post.
I have a computer-phobic friend in London with whom I correspond. We put together tomes of clippings and photos and pages and pages of news in our letters. We also take care to comment of every single inclusion in our replies... it's quite a task and takes forever.
I only manage to send 3 or 4 letters a year but I love doing it :) Do you get many letters these days? Do you write letters?
In case you don't already know, the
Queensland Poetry Festival is on 26 - 28 August.