Report from 6th August

I opened with Oriah Mountain Dreamer’s The Invitation:

It doesn’t interest me
what you do for a living.
I want to know
what you ache for
and if you dare to dream
of meeting your heart’s longing.

It doesn’t interest me
how old you are.
I want to know
if you will risk
looking like a fool
for love
for your dream
for the adventure of being alive…

and I followed it with my own Butterfly Effect.
Some extracts I noted down from the rest of the night:
Magda was foreign to a fault. Dareka was a bit itchy though. When the sky unhinges, who will extract the cancers from our lips? asked Eugenia. Helen did something with snails but was never feckless. John produced 2 peacocks in heat. Bibi took a sledgehammer to her own head, because in love. Kate conjured a strange harvest of living flesh as Medea. There was more – Moe, Yaz and Richard and Jason and James. But you can tell it to my unconscious.

And if you haven’t seen it, check out Yann Rousselot’s poem and video here.

Cheers all.
See you in September – next SpokenWord is 20th August but Alberto will be under the hat and I’ll be on holiday in the sweltering heat of England.

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