Montpelier, Winooski and North Branch Rivers. X marks the location of the Transit Center and sculpture.
Montpelier and Vermont Central Railroad, from an 1844 Buford Map.
Native American Canoes on the River. The sculpture (and Montpelier) sits on land belonging to the Wabanaki Confederacy. The Wabanaki nations include the: Abenaki Nation, Mi'kmaq Nation, Penawapskewi Nation, Pestomuhkati Nation, and Wolastoqiyik Nation. We want to acknowledge that the sculpture lies in the traditional territory of these nations. More information at native-land.ca
Cherokee, “The dog scared the rabbit away.” The Cherokee Syllabary consists of 85 symbols, which represent whole syllables rather than letters. It was created over 12 years by George Gist, who was known to all as Sequoyah. He spent the remaining years of his life teaching his people how to use the written language. Modern Cherokee tribes include the Cherokee Nation, of northeastern Oklahoma, the E
Santiago Ramón y Cajal, 1899. Drawing of Purkinje cells and granule cells from pigeon cerebellum (Instituto Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Madrid, Spain).
Mayan Glyphs: (left to right) Sky, Tuka (cloth), Sun, Throne, Sacrifice, Blood, Mouth, Now, Offering, To sing, Day, Rain, To lose, To appear, Mountain, Shaman.
I would like to go by climbing
a birch tree, and climb black branches
up a snow-white trunk
Robert Frost was the first Poet Laureate of Vermont and winner of four Pulitzer
Prizes. He lived in both Shaftsbury and Ripton, Vermont. He died in 1963.
Bless this time it takes to bless.
Bless this rail across the earth.
Bless this train that passes by.
Chard deNiord was the eighth Poet Laureate of Vermont. He is the author of six books of poetry and two books of interviews with American poets. His poems have appeared in Best American Poetry, the Pushcart Prize and numerous eminent literary journals. He co- founded the New England College MFA Program and has taught at Providence College since 1998. He lives in Westminster West, Vermont.
The love of form
is a love of endings
Louise Gluck was the second Poet Laureate of Vermont and 12 th U.S. Poet. She is the winner of Bollingen Prize from Yale University, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and National Book Critics Circle Award
I lie so still that the earth around me
Shakes with the weight of day
Ruth Stone (2015-2011) was the sixth Poet Laureate of Vermont. She received the National Book Award in 2002 and a Whitng Award in 1986. Her house has become an historical landmark in Goshen, Vermont and is now being turned into a writers and artists retreat under the auspices of the Ruth Stone Foundation.