Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche, Berlin

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Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche, Berlin

Postby Dany Hilven » Thu Sep 28, 2006 12:39 am

I finally managed to put all my anxiousness aside (I must say also thanks to Jarkko...) and decided to put this "poem" on the Forum...
Please forgive any linguistic error - English is not my mother tongue.
It was written after a most enjoyable and inspiring couple of days at the Event in Berlin last August.
Hope you like it.


heilig-kreuz-kirche, berlin

all of us were present there
in this once holy space
with its pillars like stiff fingers
embracing transparent gothic thoughts
still filled with prayers
of now silenced crowds

it filled up with clarity
with newly spun chords
around long spoken words
revealing its future like past

it humbled the shining faces
of pilgrims come to rest
to humbly concert
in shared loneliness
in wounded past tenses
in deepening hunger for more

for opening souls
for closing embraces

we all were present there
amongst the still rumbling pain

we were kept by a promise
made to ourselves
and rejoiced
clapped to the tune
of sighs and growls

with eyes filled with glamour
we glanced

and stuck back in our inner most selves
shook hands and put on coats

and followed back the traces
each of us once left


Dany
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Postby lizzytysh » Thu Sep 28, 2006 12:48 am

I know you'll get other comments on it, as well, Dany, but I love this poem, and the way you expressed and captured the visceral realities of our being there 8) . Thanks for garnering the courage to post it, and to Jarkko's help in getting you to that point :D .


~ Lizzy
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A load just fell off me...

Postby Dany Hilven » Thu Sep 28, 2006 12:55 am

Thanks Lizzytysh - it really makes a difference if one gets a reply... and certainly if it's as kind as this!
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Postby lizzytysh » Thu Sep 28, 2006 1:01 am

You're certainly welcome, Dany... you deserve every word. Your poem would be wonderful if English were your mother tongue, much less that it's not :shock: !


~ Lizzy
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Postby Diane » Thu Sep 28, 2006 2:37 am

Hi Dany,

Your poem conjures up an impression of part of the shared feeling of being at the Event, and at the church in particular.
in this once holy space
When Laura Facci sang, and when Ann Vriend sang Bird on the Wire, it still was a holy space. No doubt about that.

Thanks much for posting,

Diane
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Shared feeling

Postby Dany Hilven » Thu Sep 28, 2006 9:56 am

Glad that I was able to convey this feeling, Diane and thanks for your reaction!
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Postby Henning » Thu Sep 28, 2006 10:09 pm

Dany - thnx a lot for the poem, it helps to keep the memory more vivid.

As long as Jarkko is busy with putting together more pictures and reports, I'd like to share this photo I shot from the stage, to capture a special species of human being, those standing are both, Cohen and Dylan fans. It' just that I don't know if Dar is one of them, too :-)

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Greetings from the dark room.
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Postby lizzytysh » Thu Sep 28, 2006 10:16 pm

What a great, evocative shot 8) !!

There were some of us to the right of your lens and probably some to the left, so don't take this count as being the whole of it :wink: . Super t-shirt, Shirley Spencer...


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Cohen & Dylan

Postby Dany Hilven » Thu Sep 28, 2006 10:47 pm

I confess, Henning: I too am sort of a Dylan fan. Fortunately you can't see David (my son) or me standing upright as well - we were timidly hiding in the far left corner (and managed to do this throughout the Event).
Some guys have all the luck!
I wouldn't call myself just "LC fan", though - He simply has much more to offer... somebody you just feel very comfortable with.
Thx for your kind words - Dany
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