WELCOME: Instructions

Welcome to Olympus Island and Poetry of The Planets on LEA Region 4. 

Legend has it that the Ancient Gods of the Greeks have abandoned this realm, but evidence of their existence can be found above, in celestial spheres. These signs and symbols, both direct and abstract, are also reflected in Gustav Holst's 1918 orchestral suite, The Planets, Op 32.

You can explore each of the seven movements, representing the corresponding planets, by teleporting from Olympus Island up to that particular sphere:
  • Mars, the Bringer of War
  • Venus, the Bringer of Peace
  • Mercury, the Winged Messenger
  • Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
  • Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age
  • Uranus, the Magician
  • Neptune, the Mystic

There you will find a music link station for the appropriate movement - click on it to open a link to the music so you can play it on your browser while you explore.

Let your exploration of one or all of the planets inspire you to write a poem.  You need not be an experienced poet - all poems are welcome. You are even welcome to write a poem about Olympus Island itself.

One poem a day will be featured here on the project blog,  In May, at the end of the project, there will be a reading event to share selections from the featured project poems. All rights to the poems submitted are retained by the poem's author.

Look for Poem Drop boxes at the landing zones on each of the planets, and at the Teleport Temple on the Island, which is located just West of the Welcome area.

Want to learn more about poetry in SL? Check out the Resource Temple on the South side of the Island.

Poetry of the Planets was conceived and created by Caledonia Skytower.  Inquiries about the build and project can be directed to Caledonia via inworld notecard.

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