To those who go

Denver International Airport

Photo by Br. Phap Hai
Poetry lives in the everyday. Not in the book. Not on the page. Not even on the stage.

But in the everyday experience. In parks and playgrounds. On wine bottles and city sidewalks.  And now, in the airport.

To those who go is a public art project by Ximena Labra now on display at Denver International Airport. Throughout the nation's largest airport, travelers will find poems and quotes about travel on walls, windows, restrooms and halls.

"As far as I know, there are four ways to travel," explains Labra. "In Space, in Time, in the Mind, and in one's own Self."

Labra explores the travel theme with a collection of quotes and poems culled from classic literature to contemporary experience. Thinkers, poets and writers featured include Emily Dickinson, Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, Douglas Adams, Thich Nhat Hanh, and many more.

We're all travelers. And in this airport concourse, poetry is my carry-on.