Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Moving Melbourne poem

I spend a lot of time on the train each day. Most of the time I read my book, but every morning as I arrive at my destination, I have a quick look at the Moving Melbourne poster that is beside the train door. It is a bit strange really. I get out of a train door four times in a day, and I only regularly look at the Moving Melbourne poster one of those four times!

Moving Melbourne's "aim is to reach and engage an extensive and diverse community in the course of daily life by ‘moving Melbourne through art’"

Today I saw this poem, and I really liked it, so tonight I needed to come home and find it so I could share. The poem is called Everything We Ever Changed Our Minds About, and is written by Sean M Whelan.

you told me
you loved it when the trees changed their minds
and covered the ground
with a million veined post-it notes
carefully detailing every reason why

you called it
the transparent government of nature
I called it
one more reason to love you
the trees had no strong opinion
either way

You can see other poetry and/or art by clicking on the link above.

Sean M Whelan can be found at http://www.loveisthenewhate.blogspot.com/

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