Today is a special Sunday, a Sunday where all Slovenia had their eyes on Planica where our Slovenian eagles made history. Now, that is something to be proud on, to be proud I'm a Slovenian. ;) 
I don't remember when was the last time I've heard Slovenian National song for so many times in a row and that reminded me I have to write about tomorrow, because tomorrow is March 21st, World Poetry Day.

Have you heard about "Pay with a Poem" initiative? An Austrian coffee roasting company, Julius Meinl is making it happen every year, wider and wider with every edition. An initiative getting famous poets and everyday poets together.

The company said:"On March 21st, World Poetry Day, we let our imagination wander. We dream of a place where money is replaced by emotions. A better world.
For one day, we're changing the currency in coffeehouses around the globe. And Julius Meinl coffees or teas will be paid with your poems."

This year Global Ambassador is a poet and conceptual artist Robert Montgomery and will help celebrate by collecting public contributions and turning them into an art installation at a secret London location.

Montgomery said" I love how Pay with a Poem provides a little pocket of freedom where money is replaced by poetry. Instead of using a banknote or a credit card people can transfer value to poetry, and use it as an alternative form of payment".

You can find the locations on this link. Just type in the city you want and press Enter, then check on the map on the right side to see which coffeehouses are participating the initative. 

In Ljubljana you can write a poem for a coffee or tea in this locations: 

△ Soba 102, Cankarjeva cesta 4, 1000 Ljubljana 

△ The Coffe, Podmilščakova ulica 55, 1000 Ljubljana
△ Hotel Nox, Celovška cesta 269, 1000 Ljubljana
△ Mlinček Ljubljana, Cankarjeva cesta 8, 1000 Ljubljana
△ Robba, Mestni trg 4, 1000 Ljubljana
△ Neo Caffe, Jamova cesta 105, 1000 Ljubljana
△ Vinski bar Istenič, Šmartinska cesta 152, 1000 Ljubljana
△ Flancat, Petkovškovo nabrežje 25, 1000 Ljubljana

and in Celje you can participate in:

Hotel Evropa Celje, Krekov trg 4, 3000 Celje
△ Cappuccino Planet Tuš Celje, Mariborska 128, 3000 Celje

Don't forget to spread the news on Social Media, using #PayWithAPoem in #PoetryForChange.

I'm loving this idea and I'm happy to support it. If you feel the same, share the news! ;)

1 comment

  1. Zanimiva je ta ideja, ja....
    Naj bo pomlad tvoja, cvetoča in polna poezije :)


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