Thursday, July 11, 2013
Poetry on Display for Public Literary Awareness(?) @ Subway Station
One of the characteristics visible in almost every stations of Seoul Subway or SMRT (Seoul Mass Rapid Transportation) is poetry.
Yes..poetry displayed on the sliding door, fixed door, walls, corridors of the stations.
"Over The Bridge of Madison County" Well, yes...it's a Korean poetry but the title itself ..has an American-touch in it. Sorry..for not translating it. Just wanna give a highlight of what it is.
From long ones to short ones like the one shown above "봄눈"...or...
One of the greatest poems, i.e. 아이들 'Children' written by the famous Kalil Gibran is also on display. Of course, it is in Korean. After all, the purpose of setting up all of these poems is to let any passengers at least read the title...or read some parts of them..or even read them fully ..while waiting for the train.
What a way to 'educate' people.....
well..who says that literary acquisition can only be achievable through classes?
In fact...the whole wide spaces available on subway stations are nonetheless ...the perfect space to spark ideas and let knowledge (poetry included)...to be spread out....