drawing attention to World Ocean Day on June 8

Poetry on Windows in Camden highlights student, professional compositions

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 10:00am

CAMDEN — Stewardship Education Alliance is sponsoring an event in Downtown Camden it calls "Poetry on Windows" with assistance from local poets and students of Camden Hills Regional High School and Camden Rockport Middle School.

The exhibits will be on display June 1 through June 8. 

In the display of nature poems, many about the ocean, SEA hopes to draw attention to World Ocean Day on June 8, according to the alliance, in a news release.

The Stewardship Education Alliance is working to educate local citizens about ways to improve and maintain the health of the local watershed.

“We hope Poetry on Windows brings our community some beauty and light in these strange times and helps highlight the wonderful poets in our midst,” said SEA.

Most poems featured are by students in the district, both the middle school and the high school. Other poems are ones chosen by community members as favorites, and two of the poems are by local published and poets Dave Morrison and Kristen Lindquist.

“Moreover, a bevy of talented ‘scribes’ volunteered to write the poems on the windows in their most beautiful handwriting and, in some cases, calligraphic hand,” said SEA. 

Poems are by Winona Lincoln, Lola Kydd, Korsen Landfair, Caroline Kern, Cassie Middleton, Amelia Mills, Amelia Lincoln, Charlotte Thackeray, Emmett Edge, Aaron Dowd all from Camden Rockport Middle School and Aili Charland from CHRHS.

Mary Oliver and Anne Bronte are represented, as well.