Thursday, September 15, 2011

Must-see Donations to Scottish Poetry Library



Please believe me when I say this is not an intentional lazy post. I just could not do it justice. An author friend tweeted this link yesterday and I just had to share these extraordinary gifts to the Scottish Poetry Library. 
"One day in March, staff at the Scottish Poetry Library came across a wonderful creation, left anonymously on a table in the library. Carved from paper, mounted on a book and with a tag addressed to @byleaveswelive - the library's Twitter account - reading:
It started with your name @byleaveswelive and became a tree.… 
... We know that a library is so much more than a building full of books… a book is so much more than pages full of words.… 
This is for you in support of libraries, books, words, ideas….. a gesture (poetic maybe?)"
Jump to this page to see these marvelous sculptures. My favorite is the Gramaphone.




Please go to the site and view the other superb sculptures. 

If we all did a 1000th of what this artist is doing for our libraries, they would not be in jeopardy.

4 comments:

Dale Mayer said...

Love the gramaphone picture. Isn't it wonderful. Love the Lost in the story one. Someone has a terrific imagination.

Marley Delarose, Author said...

Is the one with the figures emerging from the book. Absolutely amazing stuff. I'd love to see them in person. Just another reason to head over to my favorite destination.

Thanks for dropping in, Dale.

Thea said...

that's really neat!

Cadence Denton said...

You know,Marley, you always find the neatest stuff! Your blogs are always inspiring and thought provoking. Love it...