Tuesday, May 08, 2007

New Poetry in Motion Poster on Subway

I first espied this on Saturday night, and have seen a few since. It's not
terribly modern, but still deserves the BillyBlog mention. It's an excerpt
from William Butler Yeats' reknowned "Sailing to Byzantium":

That is no country for old men. The young

In one another's arms, birds in the trees,

--Those dying generations--at their song,

The salmon-falls, the mackerel-crowded seas,

Fish, flesh, or fowl, commend all summer long

Whatever is begotten, born, and dies.

Caught in that sensual music all neglect

Monuments of unageing intellect.

Also to note, the New York City MTA has some pdf files of a sampling of Poetry in Motion posters that rode the subways and buses from 2003-2006 here.

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