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Rise!

Here's a poem I wrote to celebrate the launch of Rise! Spoken Word at The Bureau (filmed before lockdown but only just released)

 

Rise

 

May you rise like the phoenix from the ashes.

Reignite your precious embers.

Break from your constraints to dance on air.

Rise like the swelling tide, the harvest moon.

Rise like you will dare.

 

Rise like you're awakened from a hun...

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Glastonbury 1997. Don't Go There.

https://youtu.be/kx6C248MQeQ

On being young and foolish at the second muddiest Glastonbury Festival in history. 

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love is not

love is not 

 

love is not possession

love is not obsession

nor is it dissolution

of the self except in fleeting

moments of passion

 

love is not fixing

love is not needy 

love is not forcing

unwanted gifts

nor demanding reciprocity 

 

love is not being half

nor dependency

love is no debt 

nor a prison of

all consuming exclusivity

 

love ...

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