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Part 1/3: Poetic Explorations – Hope and Healing

January 29, 2023 at 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm GMT

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A poem is like a rite of passage. A poem manifests in myriad forms—a wise sage from beyond, a friend, a torchbearer showing us light.

Join us in this mini salon series, where we  Irene Karthik and Tanya Raj attempt to travel through landscapes of our everyday life with poems for company.

Join us for Part 2: Poetic Explorations – Childhood and Friendships and Part 3: Poetic Explorations – Change and Transitions

The series is all about feelings and emotions that poems evoke as we go through our lives. Many of us have encountered the push and pull of poems that speak to us differently as we deal with life’s sorrows and joys. In each episode, we will look at different themes and dive into poems, the poet and their presence in our lives. Think of this as a cosy, intimate evening where poems are all that matter.

Our selection of poetry will be listed in the individual salon listings, and we invite you to bring your selections on the themes as well. Please bring some art supplies with you to the salons, as we will have a combination of art, music, short poetry writing activities.

PS: Any poems written by participants during this series will get an opportunity to be published on the Interintellect site!

In Part 1, we will dive into the world of Hope and Healing with poems.

Hope is a friend to one and all. As we navigate through the labyrinth of life, hope is like the invisible shadow accompanying us through the dark and challenging paths. There have been times when poems have played their part in our encounters with hope. We invite you to share your stories and poems when hope held your hand.

Sometimes we all go through periods full of tumult and strife, which is the very nature of life. As we sail through these phases, there are moments when the fog starts lifting, the winds slow down, and we catch our breath again. The world around us starts untangling itself. A word, a song or a poem touches a chord and leads toward the path of recovery.

Have you had moments like those? The poets, lyricists, and authors all have a way with words.

Poems act as pathways to break away from the past and prefigure the future. Can poems help us heal and find hope ?

Suggested Reading :

  1. Courage by Anne Sexton
  2. Hope is A Feather by Emily Dickinson
  3. Go to the Limits of Your Longing by Rilke
  4. Mary Oliver – Wild Geese

Join us for Part 2 of 3 : Childhood and Friendships and Part 3 of 3: Change and Transitions 


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January 29, 2023
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm GMT
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