One single specimen of Eternity - each of us poets
How can you not agree with Allen Ginsberg, the American poet who awaits you sitting on one of the benches of the Gilf Promenade
for an open dialogue, at your choice, on small or big themes of humanity? But he is not the only one. Other great names from the world of poetry
await you on various benches: Carl Artmann, Gottfried Benn, Piero Bigonciari, Giuseppe Conte, Kurt Drawert, Norbert C. Kaser, Sarah Kirsch, Mario Luzi, Sepp Mall, Antonio Manfredi, Friedericke Mayroecker, Alda Merini, Christian Morgenstern, Roberto Mussapi, Mary de Rachewiltz, Rainer Maria Rilke, Edoardo Sanguineti, Raoul Schrott, Maria Luisa Spaziani, Andrea Zanzotto. Mario Nereo Rotelli
chose a verse from each of their works and engraved it with a pyrograph on the backrests' wood. Ezra Pound, who spent part of his life in Merano, was given a personal corner, with verses chosen by his daughter Mary de Rachewiltz. The Italian poets featured along the route have taken part in the prestigious 'Meranopoesia' review organised by the Civic Library in the past. From the German-speaking area have been chosen, those who have lived in our city have known and loved it.