When It Rains, It Poems: Boston's Poetry Project
Just in case Piña Coladas, Shirley Manson, and yellow boots weren't enough reasons to love precipitation, Raining Poetry, Mass Poetry's newest project, brings poems to Bostonians whenever it rains.
The setup is simple. A template is cut, taped down to the sidewalk, and then a biodegradable, water-repellent spray is used over the template. The result is a poem that lives on the sidewalk, invisible until the concrete is wet. When it rains, or, being Boston, someone vomits beer on a public sidewalk, the surrounding concrete darkens, but the water-repellent lettering stays dry and lighter in color, revealing a poem.
Currently there are four poems lying in wait, and plans are in the works to continue expanding the project.
If you're in the Boston area and looking for a rainy day poem, you can see a map here.
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