The poem is a companion to this concept; silent, discreet words, respectful of the environment in which it is set.

Poem-Totems are inspired as much by cairns as they are by Native American totem poles. They are engraved on stones or painted on rocks. Sometimes they are a single verse, sometimes an entire stanza. Throughout the stroll, the walker is invited to read, gather, rewrite, letting the words soak in.


This device is part of COSMOLANDS, an installation at the service of an appropriation and a dynamization of urban, natural and heritage spaces. COSMOLANDS aims to help live one’s space, live one’s memory, live the social body to which one belongs. To quote Pina Bausch: our action would seek to invent moments of pure love.