LONDON AT ITS BEST: Poetry & Medicine and Waiters with 5 Languages

Only Connect by Ian Hamilton Finlay

Only Connect by Ian Hamilton Finlay (Photo credit: yellow book)

I am blessed with a very special friend who most generously invites me to exquisite restaurants and special cultural events. Last night she had picked Poetry & Medicine at Kingsplace where I had not yet been.

Four poets and a ‘moderator of conversation’ made me realise:

It’s this touching that made me have tears in my eyes and shivers down my back last night. It’s the re-membering of feelings and moments that is healing – especially relating to the pain of losing loved ones. It reminded me of the most remarkable poems my mum had collected for her children – for they had given her strength in difficult times – beautifully handwritten, in a special book.

The video “Dying to Be Me” is a most remarkable account of the fact that we are spirits having human experiences. And we said YES to our life before we were born, according to this remarkable poem in German by Hermann Hesse.

The dinner in a restaurant where only waiters serve who speak at least five languages, topped the evening of re-connecting with a most dear and special friend.

John Burnside who had worked in IT for 10 years, spoke about ‘authorised knowledge’ which made me appreciate why I know what I know, once again, from yet another angle! Next, I shall dig into my ‘poetic prose’ and upload it to The 3d Metric Universe. What results of a glorious evening!

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