April 21, 2009
Here begins a series of ways to sneak poetry into the everyday grind. Like eating greens, poetry is often thought ‘not to be for everyone’. With some subterfuge, they don’t even need to know…
#1: Bathroom poetry
If you care to know, this is the view from our loo. Taking our cue from the fine people up in Shetland, we’ve put some Bards in our Bog. Poems and bathrooms have gone together before: anyone recall ‘Please remember, don’t forget/ Never leave the bathroom wet..’ as seen on bathroom doors the country over? Now that a Japanese study has alleged that poetry in loos can help cut down on toilet paper used by up to 20%, toilet poetry can hold its head high. Green Planet have even come up with a handy help sheet on how to write your own.