In a small street just outside the old city center of Utrecht, The Netherlands, this short inspiring poem recreates the feeling of wondering the streets on a warm spring day.

Utrecht CityPoem Zijschrift

Poem by Virginie Driesen:

een straat
in de zon
en vanuit een open raam
je lievelingsmuziek


a street

in the sunshine

and from an open window

your favourite music

In 2001 a collective of female literature admirers (Zijschrift) got the idea of painting poems on Utrechts walls. Their wish was granted on two projects by the local government. Problems occured when the neighbours, who were not informed, saw their new living environment.  This resulted in several formal complaints, but the poetry survived.

This CityPoem can be found here (GoogleMaps)

Utrecht CityPoem Zijschrift