Reub's journey

18 October 2013

Marquee poetry



One of the things I like about the small town where I live is this sign, rescued from a demolished drive-in theater, and sporting poetry in the parking lot of a bakery downtown. New poems go up sporadically. Would you like to submit a poem? There are only a few rules. Why not try it? I think you have to live near me though. Might be worth the move.


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    1. There's actually quite a bit of public poetry here. Most of the downtown alleys have covered placards with poems on them. And there's a big poetry slam next week too.

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    1. It is. I wish there were still a drive-in theater to go with it.

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  3. Now that's creativity at work!

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    1. :-) It would be fun to be the person choosing what goes up there.

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  4. What a great idea. Stimulate the artist and the reader!

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    1. Every time I walk through that parking lot I'm cheered by a poem.

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  5. just one more reason to come live near you...

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    1. We would love to have you guys back in the Northwest, but I your parents would never approve!

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  6. What a wonderful way to use the sign! Love the poem, too.

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    1. I've wondered what movies that sign has seen.

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  7. Oh, that's so whimsical, and...small town, I love it!
    That is a beautiful, nicely restored sign. And the poem is awesome!

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    1. Thanks RG! It is small-townish isn't it? The sign was restored by an engineer and taken on as a project by the local arts council.

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  8. Kerry, submit a poem and post it--please! I'd love to see your name in 'lights.'

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    1. It's funny that I never thought about submitting a poem! Last one I wrote was a haiku for you, dear Suze.

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    1. Yeah, I wish I had thought of this one.

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  10. Wonderful idea. Maybe I can get that to catch on in our little town.

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    1. Seems like you could use other kinds of signs to do this. It wouldn't have to be an old marquee, would it?

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  11. That's very cool. Reminds me of the poetry magnet kit we used to have on the refrigerator. I would write a line, then my son, then me. It was fun.

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