Updated: Sep 3
Sydney School of Arts & Humanities is up & running with a new Saturday meetup for writers ... 2PM on ZOOM.
'Writing with Spirit' is what we're about!
This has been made possible with assistance from the City of Sydney's Quick response grant.
It's a generous gesture to help emerging writers feeling isolated at home share their writing with others for feedback and fun.
We enjoyed a couple of poems by Leonard Cohen, which we can share with you here:
Dimensions of Love
Sometimes I hear you stop abruptly
and change your direction
and start towards me
I hear it as a kind of rustling
My heart leaps up to greet you
to greet you in the air
to take you back home
to resume our long life together
Then I remember
the uncrossable dimensions of love
and I prepare myself
for the consequences of memory
but memory with its list of years
turns gracefully aside
and longing kneels down
like a calf
in the straw of amazement
and for the moment that it takes
to keep your death alive
we are refreshed
in each other's timeless company.
What I Do
It's not that I like
to live in a hotel
in a place like India
and write about G-d
and run after women
it seems to be
what I do Leonard Cohen
Beginning next week we'll be regularly publishing the thoughts of those attending via their responses to our weekly writing prompts.
If you'd like to take part in the Saturday afternoon meetup, just make contact here and we'll send you the vital link.
With thanks for support from the City of Sydney.
Poems from The Flame, Leonard Cohen's final work. Eds.Robert Faggen & Alexandra Pleshoyano, Canongate, Edinburgh, 2018
Photo credits cvwilliams & Unsplash