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Dublin Wellness Centre

28 William Street South

D02 DX47 Dublin

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A restorative experience for end of week tired bodies and minds. Come and be nourished by poetry and sound. Siobhán uses tuned percussion instruments, African harp, thumb piano, flute and low drums to create a nourishing landscape of sound for relaxation, self enquiry and meditation. Nothing is required but a willingness to show up and surrender to sound.

Participants are invited to sit or lie down (yoga mats, cushions and blankets are provided) and, a bit like a sound bath, they will be immersed in soothing rhythmic music, accompanied by spoken poetry. I’ve learned most of the poems by heart. I spend a lot of time selecting poems that provide doorways to those deeper places within us.

For me, poetry can be medicine - a nourishing wise voice that reaches into the heart of us, speaks to our hopes, fears and sorrows in a way that nothing else can. Poems can be a form of prayer, an invocation or a soothing message to the soul. We find ourselves in poems, rediscover our truest dreams and leave the outside world behind.

Over many years, I’ve come to understand the medicine of poetry, the power of poems to wake us up and bring clarity to befuddled minds. And the nature of different poems; some gentle and unassuming, some rushing through like a rising tide. Some of the poems I speak are my own, the rest are offerings from other poets, words that have spoken to me, inspired me and opened doors for me over the years.

Poems that speak to the heart. Poems that invite us to be present and peaceful.

Poems that bring softness, self-forgiveness and evoke our inner wisdom (the voice that becomes lost in the everyday rush and scramble of family/work/chores).

Poems that remind us of the brevity and preciousness of life. Poems that help us heal.

Poems that give us a nudge or a kick forward. Poems that cut away the dross.

Poems that motivate and inspire.

Poems that bring stillness and presence.

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You do not have to be good.

You do not have to walk on your knees

for a hundred miles through the desert repenting.

You only have to let the soft animal of your body

love what it loves.

Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.

Meanwhile the world goes on.

Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain

are moving across the landscapes,

over the prairies and the deep trees,

the mountains and the rivers.

Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,

are heading home again.

Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,

the world offers itself to your imagination,

calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting -

over and over announcing your place

in the family of things.


Mary Oliver


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