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Àlbula

Àlbula, monument to poetry, Pablo Palazuelo, 1995.

Àlbula, monument to poetry, Pablo Palazuelo, 1995.

Piece set in a grove of oak trees, the work of sculptor and painter Pablo Palazuelo (Madrid, 1916-2007). Inspired by the poem "What is poetry?", it represents a blank book. An identical sculpture presides over the courtyard of the Verdaguer Museum at Vil·la Joana, in Vallvidrera, as a symbol of union of the places of birth and death of Verdaguer. It was completed in 1995 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Verdaguer.

«Poetry's a skysome bird
whose frequent visits to the earth,
bring trickling drops of ease to saddened
hearts of Eve's long-banished children.»

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