Thursday, 21 August 2008

Poetry with Pigeons

Check out this story in Australia. 8 poems were commissioned by The Red Room Company, attached to 8 racing pigeons and the fastest poem won. They even had a pigeon with an on board camera but it hasyet to return home. Its two minders, who apparently act as decoys from predators, did return home the next day. There's an alert out for him but it's not looking good.

You can read about the pigeons, the poets and the poems on the site. There's also photos and details on the pigeons forms.

This reminds me of a story about a pigeon fancier who breed pigeons when he was young and sold them through pet shops. Something like 80% flew back to him withina month or two and he sold them on again. Put himself through college, so the story goes.


Women Rule Writer said...

Pigeons and poems. How weirdly wonderful.

BarbaraS said...

Poems and pigeons - both have a way of coming home to roost!

Emerging Writer said...

Barbara, you are so wise!