Poetry in the Peak- The Remedies by Katharine Towers

What a privilege to hear Katharine Towers read from her latest collection of poetry, The Remedies,P1000979 in Hathersage this week. The centre of the collection contains a series of poems based on Bach’s flower remedies which perfectly capture the shape, habitat and colour of the chosen flowers. A careful observer of the animal world, in ‘Murmuration’ and ‘ The Grasshopper’ she evokes both mechanism and movement in a way which makes the heart soar. Both here and in her first collection, ‘The Floating Man’, music is a theme. In ‘The Glass Piano’ she imagines the strange story of the Bavarian princess who felt she had a glass piano inside her. But my favourite poem is ‘Field Oak’ where she expresses the grandeur and delicacy of the great tree all at once, in word choice, rhythm and syntax. Thank you for a lovely evening and collection. And thanks to Hathersage Social Club for complementing the poetry with their delicious canapés and warm welcome.

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