Friday, April 29, 2016

‘Where Poetry and Wisdom Meet’

I nearly neglected to mention this, but since there still are a few dozen seats available, let me gratuitously advertise the School of Practical Philosophy’s lecture of next Saturday. From the publicity:

The Tenth Muse:
Where Poetry and Wisdom Meet
A Lecture with Mr. Paul Sheppard

School of Practical Philosophy
Saturday, May 7 at 7 p.m.
12 East 79th Street

What happens when a poem hits home? When it lights our minds and melts our hearts? Emily Dickinson noted that real poetry made her “feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off.” Is it down to the poet, or the poem, or to those with ears to hear it? Is it divine inspiration, or human interaction? Is it the work of the nine muses of Greek mythology, or a tenth muse—a muse inside us all?

Join us as we explore the power of poetry to reveal the wisdom that lies within it and within us. Works from a wide range of poets will be read and discussed.

No prior knowledge of poetry is assumed, just a willingness to listen and, if so moved, to be heard.

Tickets cost $25 each, which includes light refreshments. Tickets may be purchased through the School’s website and in the Registration office.

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