LOVEWELL Poems

Photo by Jaques-Andre Dupont

Photo by Jaques-Andre Dupont

Love poem for Jaques 2

Photo by Jaques-Andre Dupont

 

Love Poem for Judy
If my fingers

Are dancers

Then your hours

Are saints

 

Um. You give a lot

I hope you have

A place

I believe you have a place

To go and feel calm

Happy and satisfied

Because you deserve it.

 

You are like a flower

Maybe a tall sunflower

I know you created

A feminist magazine

But in my eyes

The flower cliché is

All the more perfect

For your strength

Beauty and radiance.

(Louise)

 

Love Poem For Luci 

I’ll just say it

I’ll tell you

I’ll remind you

How cute your smile is

You can’t see it without

your glasses

or a mirror

but I know you can feel

your smile

you’ve spent your life

smiling at others

and the thought of it

makes me smile

Luci! I feel like you

work hard

and I’m proud of you

for smiling

inside and out

(Louise)

 

Love Poem For Luci

Moments before this moment

here + now

you were the first to arrive

This didn’t slip past you

It was noticed and perhaps by

others too.

You embraced your primary
position, took hold of it

+ went in for the wax

 

Now it might be a bit of a

stretch – but I think not

You embraced once + therfore

I am of the belief that you
embrace lots + lots+ lots

So this poem is a love poem

for love + your ability to

love.

How lovely, Luci, you love.

(Oliver)

 

Love Poem For Luci

Where you punctual?
Punktlisch.

Admirable and brave feat to

show up.

Sometimes the hardest part is, as

my Mom says, “swinging your legs

out over the edge of the bed.”

Or as I say, “putting your shoes

on”

And you did all of that today

and sat down

with a beautiful

opennness
and
willingness

to see what could happen

It’s brave to both make it
happen

and
let it happen.

Luci.

<3

(Alicia)

 

Love poem for Kata

WHEN I WAS SHAKING

YOU

I WANTED YOU TO BE

COMFORTABLE

and happy.

 

You already are!

 

I think you have a

nice butt.

What can I say.

It’s true.

 

So comfortable, happy

and beautifully shaped.

This is a recipe

FOR THE SPECTACULAR

THE DISASTROUS

AND CONFIDENCE

 

BE BRAVE, as you already

are.

THE TITANS WITHIN

YOU ARE NOT

FINISHED.

ENJOY.

(Louise)

 

Love poem for Kata

 

Oh, friend!

Wow, I just love

being around you.

Wow.

It’s so great.

 

Something distinct about

your sense of time.

 

Somehow you manage to be

busy and engaged

and you

also

always have time for

hanging out!

 

Long stretches of sitting and

laughing and sometimes

slumping and crying after

Pilates

and I love experiencing these

versions of you and you

experiencing versions of

me.

(Alicia)

 

 

Love Poem for Lorena


You opened a door for me

The door that has led to now

Us

In this very moment.

 

You hurried, maybe

or that was just your nature

 

On the ball – the ball for everyone

 

Opening doors, I’ve decided,

is your speciality.

 

Opening doors while on balls.

 

Maybe this is even selfish

you tell me.

 

Because in return for these doors

you get love back.

 

I love you for opening tonight’s door.

(Oliver)

 

 

Love Poem for Lorena

 

At first I wanted

To impress you

 

Then I really liked

Your outfit

 

You helped me today

Quietly and

Pragmatically

 

An you gave me

Your heart

In your face

 

I watched that video

Of your mouth

And the seashell

 

But had forgotten it

Til now

 

You’ve got the smoothest

Skin I’ve felt

Your time and gaze

Is a gift

(Louise)

 

 

LOVE POEM FOR ZWOISY

you are such a TIGER

AWESOME

you are awesome

 

you are full of something

like the chemical

that makes champagne

pop.

 

awesome.

 

I’m so proud of you for working so hard

for loving so hard

and living so hard

 

awesome.

 

keep it popping out

of you

like a machine gun

of joy.

and rest for me, please

you are awesome

(Louise)

 

 

 

LOVE POEM FOR ZWOISY

There’s something that they say

about big shoes.

 

But at this time I cannot recall

 

So in an effort to keep this going

I”ll make it up.

 

Big shoes, Big feet + so it

goes upwards

 

Towards your face it goes +

specifically to your mouth.

 

The one that makes that

gargantuan smile.

 

(There it is)

 

so big shoes, big feet

+big smile –in this case.

 

it’s big big beauty.

(Oliver)

 

LOVE POEM FOR ZWOISY

Hello Zwoisy

We met at a dark party

that hadn’t started

yet.

 

Then you danced like a

dear

dear friend of mine

and I still feel

heart connection

with you

as you

not a beautiful reminder of

another beautiful person.

 

Best laugh.

Best jokes.

Best moves.

 

Why are you my spirit friend?

 

It’s always a little vulnerable

to

reveal

that <3

(Alicia)

 

In this rendition of LOVEWELL Oliver Connew, Alicia Grant and Louise Trueheart performed in the same space. Part of this performance was to write improvised love poems to each participant.