Last November’s reopening of the NYBG Forest brought with it an exploration of verse as it relates to the experience of nature—“a call to become more attentive and active” in the world around us, wrote Jon Cotner.
In order to create a sense of immersion within the surroundings, Jon’s literary architecture provided visitors with a set of fifteen carefully-selected lines of poetry pulled from the archives of a 2,500-year tradition. Each one encouraged guests to read them at pivotal points along the Forest’s trails:
"The overwhelming message was that the poetic lines encouraged everyone to slow down, to see and sense more clearly, to inhabit the present more deeply, and to fill with enchantment."
See Jon’s write-up on the blog of the BMW Guggenheim Lab for photographs of the locations in question, along with the timeless verse that helped the NYBG’s visitors experience the tranquility of our 50-acre wood. Then come and wander the space for yourself. —MN
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