Twelve Poets

Chris McCabe We’re always fascinated to hear of how our engraved pebbles are used by our customers: paperweights, ornaments in their own right, plant markers in the garden, placed in streams to remember loved ones.

Recently the poet, playwright and blogger Chris McCabe asked us to engrave a set of pebbles with words taken from 12 poets’ work. Each pebble had a two word phrase engraved on it which Chris chose from one of their poems or books. Chris has created a work for the Curious Trail at historic West Norwood Cemetery in London, celebrating the poets who were all born between 1795 and 1915 and each buried at this Victorian cemetary.
Chris McCabeChris placed pebbles close to the poet’s burial spots as part of this site-specific art trail and we think the result is really effective.
Chris McCabeAmongst the poets Chris celebrates are Sydney Carter who wrote amongst other things the song ‘The Lord of the Dance’, Thomas Miller, John Overs, Edwin Milliken and Demetrios Capetanakis.
Chris McCabeWe like how the stones blend into the environment of the cemetary. The Curious Trail at West Norwood Cemetery is running until 28th July. Click here for more information.
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