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A thought for the weekend on public planning…

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An interesting piece of information came my way recently:

The (deceased) American poet Joyce Kilmer is most famous for the following lines:

I think that I shall never see
A poem as lovely as a tree
Poems are made by fools like me
But only God can make a tree

A memorial to Joyce Kilmer was erected in a park in Allegheny County in Pennsylvania featuring these lines.

In the early 80s, the Allegheny County Commission ordered two thirds of the trees in the park cut down because “the tree-line obscured views to the memorial and prevented visitors from reading the famous lines”.

Brilliant.

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Written by Xab

Friday, August 21, 2009 at 4:16 pm

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