A sample of one of the poems on the Poet-tree at the Sooke Library.

A sample of one of the poems on the Poet-tree at the Sooke Library.

Library grows poetry tree

Sooke library users urged to create or put up favourite poems

From the base up, the poetry tree is a work of art. Visually, and literally.

April is National Poetry Month. To celebrate, the Sooke Library Branch has created a community poet-tree. They invited members of the community to share a poem of their own creation or to share a favourite verse; as you can see by the attached photo. it’s been a great success. Leaves of poems are being added every day and many people enjoy browsing the poems written by their friends and fellow Sooke residents.

This tree will be up all month, which means that there’s one week remaining to add your leaf of poetry. David Findley, a supervisor at the library, said people can “make up their own poems or submit their favourite. Prizes are to be won,” he adds.