sidewalk poetry

Sidewalk Poetry Selections for July

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Wow! The response has been great so far and we have our first round of selections.

These 3 poems will be stenciled around town with the hashtag #STPPoetry later this week. We’ll post pictures of the stencils and the locations when that’s done so you can go out and find them on your own.

For now, take another read through these entries – we think they’ll look great on the sidewalks of Saint Paul:

Sidewalk Chalk

Look at the sidewalk
That goes around the block
No need for discretion
Just cover it with chalk

by Bryan Kruger

“Sidewalk Chalk” is located in Hortons Park – a wonderful mini arboretum and park located just off Hamline and Minnehaha.

Alleys and Wires

Crooked telephone pole
A knot of wires
Sunset over the Dentist’s office
Groceries all hauled in one trip
Alleys never get enough credit

by Tom Basgen

“Alleys and Wires” is located near the alley by the Cleveland Wok on Cleveland Ave S in Highland Park.

Come Walk With Me

Come walk with me.
Sometimes the pain of putting one foot in front of the other
is worth the delight of your neighbor’s flowers,
the sweet smell of cut grass
and the warmth of a soft summer breeze.

But do it soon
before winter returns and this poem disappears.

by Miriam Gerberg

“Come Walk With Me” is located just off John Ireland in downtown by the State Capital and the Vietnam War Veteran’s Memorial.

Note: All entries (except those selected here) are still eligible for next month.

Note: We had so many the first couple weeks that we’ve held off posting some for this upcoming month. If you have submitted a poem but haven’t seen it posted yet – stay tuned. We’ll be posting those on August 1.