We did the Poetry Cafe gig on a damp July Saturday in Covent Garden.
I came on as the third performer.
I did six pieces , two of Seamus Heaney's opening with 'Clearances 3' and finishing with 'Death of a Naturalist'- my four pieces 'Butler's Bridge' ' And I Awake' , 'And we were Kings' & 'And we were Boys' , slotted in smoothly , with a brief introdcution to each.
A bit nervous at the start, I slowed the tempo and pace down so people could savour each word, each phrase, each picture.
You could have peeled the atmosphere off at the end it was 'thick and heavy headed'
I was humbled by people's comments -thank you.