You just gotta have fun!

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From time to time, someone asks why I do Pop-Up-Poetry. They often look slightly puzzled.

I pause, then explain I want to write, and I want to share my words. Then there’s the giddy, excited feeling when I install poems, almost feeling like I’m breaking a law of some kind, and I’m going to get caught. And that appeals to the rebel in me, and to the childlike mystery of taking action and anticipating ripples, like a comment on my blog, or meeting someone who says, hey, aren’t you the one who does Pop-Up-Poetry? And then there’s the taking steps of faith part of it, like doing it not knowing exactly why, but knowing it somehow feels right.

And it’s just FUN! Shouldn’t we all have fun in our lives?

Here are of the more whimsical installs I’ve done this year:

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Yes, I know that’s poor grammar in the title!

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2 thoughts on “You just gotta have fun!

    • I’d love to post more (see poetry at laevans.ca) but in Canada, we have ever tightening requirements around previously published work. Part of the reason why I choose to do Pop-Up-Poetry is that I can post them on a tree, and read them aloud, without it being an issue…but not on my blog or other online sites if I want to submit to a literary journal! I’m sorry, Drew… I appreciate your drop by and like. Thanks!

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