What a lovely day of poetry we enjoyed at The Conservatory! Our deep appreciation goes to poets Karima Hoisan and Russell Eponym – and to all who gathered to enjoy these wonderful readings! Awareness was shared and funds raised to benefit RFL of SL during every hour. Guests popped in and stayed, rapt by the excellent readings and taken by the array of art donated by some of SL’s most talented artists.
Karima read, with lovely art to illustrate as backdrop. Her original poetry can be whimsical and sweet or deep and thought-proviking, and it is always beautiful and meaningful. As promised, she read a brand-new poem and it was – as her work always is – well-received by the attentive audience. Several who are poets themselves came to share the hour with Karima and enjoy the beauty of what flows from her pen, presented in her rich and expressive voice. It was a wonderful hour.
Russell arrived to delight and enchant, as always, and a nice group gathered to enjoy both his own engaging work and that of others including well-known poets such as one of his favourites, T.S. Eliot. Always an eclectic but connected mix, Russell‘s readings often focus on a topic, by which he can share wisdom and insight. Humour is always a possibility, and there were many smiles to be had today at The Conservatory. Everyone enjoyed the hour and their generosity kept the RFL of SL kiosk – and the Art Auction – busy!
THE ORIGINAL POST
The SL Music Races for a Cure Art Faire & Auction benefiting RFL of SL is going well and we’ve had many visitors who have bid and/or donated. The art is so varied and beautiful – you have to come see it for yourself!
Saturday is a special day, as poetry will indeed fill the air at The Conservatory!
First, the lovely and deeply talented poet Karima Hoisan will share her work at Noon SLT. Karima‘s poetry is simply stunning, with vibrant images that evoke a range of emotion. She is an expressive artist whose beautiful, rich voice delivers each poem perfectly. Karima promises to read a new work at this event, so do come to hear and experience her work; you’ll be struck by her strong yet peaceful presence and awakened and uplifted by the words of her pen.
Then, shortly after 2 PM, the inimitable Russell Eponym will arrive to take his place as Poet Laureate of Ce Soir. Russell’s acumen and experience in the arts are truly expansive, and his repertoire includes literature as well as music and other genres within the fine arts. His readings of other poets is impeccable, whether he is reading Keats or MacLeish, and his own work is a delight, filled with wisdom and smart turns of phrase that engage and delight.
After a break, Aeon and I will return at 4 PM SLT to share our readings of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath in our presentation “Tea with Ted & Sylvia.” Come explore with us the poetry of these two disparate talents whose marriage was a passionate, rocky journey that ended with Sylvia’s suicide in 1963. Controversy followed Hughes after his wife’s death and his writing bore the marks as his talent intensified.
The SL Music Races for a Cure Art Faire & Auction continues through 14 April at The Conservatory at Ce Soir. Do come enjoy the art and bid to show your support for the RFL of SL cause. It is time for a cure, and together we will make it happen!