I’ve mostly finished constructing the poems for rout/e and am planning the next phase, which is to place them along various trails I frequent. Today, Bob Hogg’s poem, “Circles” and Hiromi Suzuki’s poem, “A Swimmer” were placed along the Scotch Line Trail – an old railway bed that has been converted to a multi-use trail that runs east to west, and is accessible from Merrickville, or from Kemptville.
Bob’s poem is about 1.5 km east from the Merrickville entrance, fronting an oak tree, some hawthorne, and a few small yellow birch. The track shows abundant evidence of dolomite limestone – common in this area. An old cedar fence backgrounds the oak, and behind that, an unused field.
Hiromi’s poem lies alongside a track that connects to the Scotch Line trail; I have never seen the track dry. It’s a lovely spot.
I’ll post all pictures soon – once all of the poems are planted. Participants are: Robert Hogg, Hiromi Suzuki, Jordan Abel, Bruno Neiva, Jamie Reid, jwcurry, Christine LeClerc, Eric Magrane, Jason Christie, and Steven Ward.