Poetry in Sidewalks
In 2012, the St. Cloud Arts Commission, along with the Community Development Division, implemented a program to coincide with annual City sidewalk repair. The St. Cloud Community Poetry in Sidewalks is modeled after 'Everyday Poems for City Sidewalks' created by artist Marcus Young for the City of St. Paul.
Each year, St. Cloud community members are asked to submit poems to be stamped into City sidewalks. From those submissions, 5-6 poems are selected to be made into sidewalk stamps. The poems are stamped into new sidewalks in various neighborhoods. The stamp lasts through the lifetime of the sidewalk and is ADA (Americans with Disabilities) compliant. Poetry in Sidewalks is funded wholly by the Arts Commission.
- I'm not just pavement.
I am the runway for children's bikes,
The canvas for chalk drawings,
I am your pathway.
by Mariah Gordon
- Be courageous as you follow your path
Be kind to others and be sure to laugh
For life passes faster as we get old
So protect that child inside of your soul
by Leah Stice
by Lisa Henning
- A poem in your pocket
art in your heart
a secret in your locket
a step makes a start
by Jacqueline Brooks-Yer
- As your stroll upon this path
Share your smile and
Share your laugh!
by Leah Stice
These poems are stamped in the Seberger Park, Wilson Park and Raymond Park Neighborhoods.
These poems are stamped in the Seberger-Roosevelt Neighborhood.
These poems are stamped along the neighborhoods of 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th St N.