February 4, 2009

Poetry in ‘Motion’

Posted in Vultures on Culture at 2:06 pm by kailash

And then, the countries using toilet paper in place of water have some consequent problems too. Read this report (reproduced from the Times of India, January 28, 2009):

Poetry in the loo can cut down on paper use too, says a Japanese group campaigning to save toilet paper as part of the country’s battle against global warming.

Simply pasting a “toilet poem” at the eye level of a person seated in the cubicle can help cut toilet paper use by up to 20 percent, a study by the research centre Japan Toilet Labo showed.

“That paper will meet you only for a moment,” reads one poem. “Fold the paper over and over and over again,” says another. Or just: “Love the toilet.” Now the group is looking to have its posters displayed in 1,000 public toilets. “We asked ourselves what we could do for the environment in the toilet?” said Ryusuke Nagahara of the Japan Toilet Labo. “The answer is to save toilet paper and save water.” Toilet paper use in Japan has been increasing in recent years.

Usage of toilet paper demands poetry in ‘motion’. Is not water a better option than poetry?

 

 

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