Poetica brings third poetry project to the city!
Following on from the reveal of the winning Instant Poetry Wall poem by Kristy Dunn on the side of the Beggs Music Building at 614 Colombo street, Poetica presents its third poetry project in the city with support from Gap Filler.
The Poet Tree is a Japanese inspired poetry project. A poem by the classical Japanese poet, Matsuo Basho (1644 – 1694) will be presented in beautiful hand-painted Japanese characters by local Japanese calligrapher, Toyoko Takane. The poem will be accompanied by trees upon which people can hang their written wishes as is the Japanese tradition. Wishes may be for the people or the future of Christchurch, a Christmas wish, or a personal wish for young and old. A poet-bench, which will feature the English translation of the Japanese poem, will be located on site for people to sit upon and gaze across Cashel Street towards High Street, taking In the much-altered landscape.
The project will run from Sunday, October 28 until Wednesday, December 5 on the corner of Cashel and Liverpool Streets, next to the Les Mills car park, city. A market will run on October 28th (and every Sunday) in the Les Mills car park, too.