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  • Poetry on the wing
    by Geoffrey | January 8th, 2009 |

    Courtesy of Joanne McNeil’s always-interesting Tomorrow Museum and Vvoi’s New Art comes this truly interstitial work: On the Wing is a series of six poems by Nedko Solakov printed on the wings of Air Luxor Boeing 737s.

    What I love the most about this project, and what I think really makes it fly (if you’ll pardon the pun) is how Solakov’s verses take special advantage of their unique medium. The first poem, which is to be found on a (presumably) trapezoidal panel on the right wing of one of the jets, is as follows:

    Dear passenger,
    somewhere down over there,
    behind the second mountain,
    on the left bank of a tiny
    river, is a little hill.
    In that little hill there is
    a little hole and in that
    hole lives a little mole.
    Frankly, she would love
    to be in your place
    right now – almost
    10,000 meters
    above the
    ground.

    On a printed page, these lines would be decent. Discovered while peering out of the window of a plane (as the poet notes, “10,000 meters / above the / ground”), the verses simply – ahem – soar.

    finish line

    3 Responses to “Poetry on the wing”

    1. ellen kushner Says:

      Cool!

      Who posted this?

    2. Geoffrey Says:

      That would be me. Hi, Ellen! One of my New Year’s resolutions was to do a better job of passing along items of interest to the IAF community.

      You point out something interesting, though – there’s no byline on the individual entry archive page, although there is one on beneath the entry’s title on the homepage! Maybe I can look into fixing that…

    3. Geoffrey Says:

      Mission accomplished – the individual posts now have the author listed in the “this entry was posted on” block.

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