As we approach the winter solstice, and as an antidote to the busyness which this time of year can bring how about some words and poems, to listen inwards, to pause, to recalibrate, to renew…
Here, I bring you the first of three seasonal poetry salons which explore the intersecting themes ecology, activism, hope and restoration, with poetry as bridge and balm, bringing us close to the question, ‘What does it mean to be human right now’…
The first salon is on the theme of ‘Nature and Place’, with poems from Wendell Berry, Joy Harjo, Rachel Holstead and Jane Hirshfield, and one of my own.
I hope you enjoy, and if you care to share, I’d love to hear what the salon sparks for you, and what poems or words it makes you reach for too..
December can be such a whirl – the noise of busyness, the demands of the season.
So, how about treating yourself to 15 minutes of poetry and stories of poems.
Over the course of the month I will be sharing 10 poetry salons with the invitation to pull up a chair, listen in, and tune into the space and deep questions which the poems may open up inside of you. I really hope you enjoy – it has been such a pleasure to put these together of you. Please feel free to share with others who you think could dose with a dose of poetry at the moment too!