poetry in the city
Brussels breathes poetry. It invites you to walk through its neighbourhoods, to discover the works and the poems of Vers Brussel.
DE APPEL — LA POMME
One of the lamp posts in Parc Huart Hamoir has been sabotaged.
By removing the lamp and replacing it with an apple, the artist has created a tree, the fruit of the poet’s text.
Pixel words are to be found along the Canal, under the windmills and beneath the feet of passers-by.
TIJDCAPSULE — TESSERE
A time capsule has been buried under Place du Béguinage.
It encloses a reflection:
how to conserve poetry through the ages?
JE BENT DE MEER VOUDIGE TAAL — TU ES LA LANGUE PLURIELLE
A snapshot of abandonment.
The lettering of the sign is peeling off the wall.
Traces of glue remain, and so does the message.
A lifeguard’s seat has been erected at Montgomery to enable us to admire the busting city from above.
MBOGO OÙ ES-TU, WAAR BEN JE?
In Jette, the stainless-steel sculpture makes light of perspectives.
Children play around the poles supporting words that can be read from above.
TREES OF CIRCULAR MOTION — THE STREETS OF LA ROUE
In the streets of La Roue, eight round trees arise, in whose tops we can read a poem that evokes the area we are visiting.
MUR XL — IXELLES (ESTAMPAS) + JUEGO DE PISTAS
An enamel frieze wraps its words around Ixelles cemetery, built on its dead.
LE MUTSAERT — DE MUTSAARD
Several plaques on Rue de Laeken have been struck by an epidemic of poetry.
The symptoms? Fragments of poems grafted onto the street names.
The antidote? To scour the neighbourhood to discover them.
Plan your walk and obtain information on the works thanks to our map!