February 8 · 1:30 PM
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"Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting:
The Soul that rises with us, our life's Star,
Hath had elsewhere its setting,
And cometh from afar"
OCTAVE’s next event is about Poetry. Would you like to join us? Can you suggest a poem that you would like to read or hear read - about the stars, the planets, the sun or the earth; about what is above us and how that relates to our lives here, now?
With the right atmosphere, something can come alive in the reading of Poetry:
"I read a poem partly to try to find something inside myself. This ‘sensing something’ is difficult. I can say that I ‘think’ about a poem, that I understand the words. But what is it, this 'thinking'? The words of a poem touch me inside. I am moved and a ripple of emotion comes. Sometimes, if I am sensitive, attentive enough, I can feel my body. Then my reading of a poem can lift the seemingly ordinary words to a higher meaning."