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Poetry Rain in Berlin

Posted in about us by Heiko Strunk on 2. September 2010

Saturday evening held some impressive moments for the people in Berlin and an event that is seldom to experience. On August 28 at 8pm a helicopter circulated above Lustgarten square in the middle of Berlin and dropped tens of thousands of poems by poets from Chile and Germany. This event took place during the long night of museums in Berlin with a focus on Bicentenario this year.
The falling poetry pieces in the evening sky and all the people trying to catch them created a great and very special atmosphere with the helicopter circulating for about half an hour. We heard people discussing the best ways to catch the poems, others starting a competition on who collected more… we experienced people who were absolutely eager for poetry. All photos: © Cara

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  1. Carlo Backhausen said, on 2. September 2010 at 14:03

    Nothing to complain about, but the second photo of this site does not open.

  2. […] Poems“). Cassagrande arbeitete hierbei unter anderem mit der Berliner Literaturwerkstatt und zusammen. Der “Regen der Gedichte” über Berlin war die fünfte Etappe eines größeren […]

  3. One is a CROWD - Odile Kennel - CROWD said, on 18. February 2016 at 11:37

    […] “poetry rain” over Berlin in August 2010. Thousands of poems where dropped just before the beginning of dawn over Berliner Lustgarten and thousands of people were waiting (it was the “night of open museums”) for the poems to fall down from heaven. It was one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen, the poems like murmurations of starlings in the sky, then slowly fluttering towards the earth. And there: people eager to catch the little papers, as if they were something very precious … and I believe (hope) that people read poems who might never have done so before … […]

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