Morning Is

Step into Poetry #3

The 3rd poem in the Step into Poetry project was painted on an eastside residence last week.  The owner of the home at 904 East 23rd chose a short poem by Eve Merriam:

Morning is

a new sheet of paper

for you to write on.

Initiated by The Writing Studio during National Poetry Month in April, the plan calls for 20 short poems to be painted on the front steps of homes and businesses of Erie’s eastside by the end of summer 2016.   

“We have commitments for 10 poetry paintings,” said Sister Mary Lou, coordinator of The Writing Studio, “so we are half way to our goal of spreading beauty in blighted areas.” Local artist Joe Gallagher, who proposed the poem idea, is painting and illustrating all the sites.

See the first and second Step into Poetry steps here.

Step Into Poetry was made possible by a grant from Erie Arts & Culture.


The Writing Studio is part of The Studio at Saint Mary’s: Space to Create, where studio space is available for artists and innovative programs that can positively impact center-city Erie. For more information, contact Holly Nowak.