To see the Summer Sky
though never in
a Book it lie-
True Poems flee.
Sometimes poems hang, not flee. Take advantage of the long days of summer and take a ride over to Old North St. Louis for Word Up. Eleven large banners are literally hanging around the neighborhood. Each banner contains a snippet of the Langston Hughes poem "Fulfilment." (And no, that is not misspelled, poets do things like that you know, poetic license and all...)
Designed by students at Webster University, this project of The Commonspace was truly a collaborative effort: banners were designed by students at Webster University, and with help from ONSL Restoration Group, Stepping Into the Light Ministries, (and a whole lot of time), Amanda Doyle, Ann Haubrich and I installed the banners just in time for the neighborhood's house tour.
The photos here are just a tease you have to get over to ONSL to see for yourself. Click here for more information.