Poetry bombs

This guerilla artist in Miami has been sneaking into thrift stores and sewing tiny lines of poetry into the clothes. She says she’s doing it “so that poems can be in everyday life.” How lovely! [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vneTvZ-d-44]

I think it would be kind of magical to pull on a new jacket and there, stitched into the inside pocket, is a jewel of wisdom, or humour, or beauty, from one of the world’s great poets. I would treasure that jacket.

It’d be like a fortune cookie that you can wear. Or a tiny message in a bottle.