Poetry with Ulysses
National Park of Circeo

27th - 30th October 2018
19th - 22nd April (Easter) 2019
25th - 28th Mai 2019


Iris Aria

First Day – The Perceptive Being

We put our senses in the focus of our attention. Some stages on the way of refining our perception.

Love the detail: We start with opened eyes.
We notice tiny things and slight movements like leaves touched by the wind.

Being lead: Still with eyes opend we are lead by sounds and noises of the wood.
Now we repeat the exercise with eyes closed and lead by an other participant.
With sensibility and skill we lead our partner to lift his or her leg, to turn it

Beside the sounds and noises we will as well discover some music.

To perceive with all your senses: With closed eyes we exclude the sense of sight,
the most used sense in this epoche
We draw our attention to our sense of smell, our sense of hearing and listening,
our tactile sense and our sense of taste.

To perceive the space: Are you able to see the moon as a sphere and to perceive the space which exists between it and you?


Last Morning – The Birth Ritual

At dawn of the last day we gather at the beach to create the Birth Ritual.

Bringing together all experiences, exercises and our sensibility of the past days, the now close-knit group will create for each of us a Birth Ritual.

An outpour of words, of encouragements, of compliments and good wishes will be poured out on each of us to become his or her Poem of Birth.

After having accompanied each participant towards a new beginning we will finish the seminar with a rich breakfast in the woods.




Breakfast (included in the price): By Teresa self-made jams, cakes and bread expect us.

Lunch (not included in the price): A packed lunch with selected regional cold cuts and cheese is available starting from 7€ a day.

Dinner (not included in the price): Grilled fish on the beach on our first evening, on our second evening a home-made dinner by ourselves, while we spend the last evening in a tiny fish restaurant on the wild dune by the sea.

Board: 25€ - 40€ a day


How to get there

By Public Transport: Meeting Point Roma Termini

I - Meeting point at Stazione Termini Roma at about 1 pm of the first seminar day.

Roma Termini Station is reachable in 60 minutes time both from the airports Ciampino and Fiumicino, from Tiburtina Train Station and from the underground lines Metro A and Metro B.

II - Together we will get on the train to Priverno-Fossanova (train to Naples). After a journey of 60 minutes we will get to destination. With a shared taxi we will get in 20 minutes to Bed and Breakfast Agriturismo Marilà at about 3 pm.

III - The seminar starts at 6 pm.

By car: www.agriturismomarila.com/contatti-agriturismo-sabaudia-lazio/



Seminar Fee: 170€
Board: 25€ - 40€ a day
Lodging: 40€ - Single roombreakfast included
60€ - Double room (double bed)– breakfast included
70€ - Triple roombreakfast included
Journey Roma–Sabaudia-Roma: 30€ - Train + Shared-Taxi

Binding Registration: 150€ Advance Payment

Early bird discount of 10% on seminar fee 6 weeks before the beginning of the seminar.

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Information: news@poetryflowers.com

Was mitnehmen

What to take with you

Cellular Phone with compass + charge + credit
You can take your phone with you and use it during the seminar only when required for the Poetic Research.
Writing kit (notebook, pen and a writing pad)
Rubber boots or mountain boots
Mosquito and tick repellent
Rainproof jacket/clothes against cold
Light long trousers, long-sleeved shirt
Water bottle

Bring your favourite poem learned by heart and the song you love most.

Das Fahrrad


Included in the price

From the Agriturismo Marilà to the beach and the sea, along the Protected Costline Dune to the Lake Lago dei Monaci, across the forest Selva di Circe to the bottom of Mount Circeo we will get around by bicycle.

Seminarhaus Marilà

Lodging – Luxuries

Amidst the National Park of Circeo, 90 km south of Rome, we are lodging in the secluded and comfortable seminar house Marilà where we will provide for our own sustenance.

The blossoming coastal sand dunes will welcome us in spring for 3 days with its beauty.
The lagune marshland with its 4 coastal lakes, the bird reservoir, the ancient coastal forest and last but not least Cape Circeo, where according to the myth Ulysses wandering around the Mediterranean met the Enchantress Circe, will embrace us.

Room Prices
40€ - Single room – breakfast included
60€ - Double room (double bed) – breakfast included
70€ - Triple room – breakfast included

Second Day – Finding Words for Oneself

With purified senses we start a new day.
The new stages will lead us to essential words, a deep expression of ourselves.

The Dream: The whole day long keep in mind the dream you had at night.

Early Morning: Walk barefoot, perceive the soil of the wood.

Threshold: The wood offers places and moments of passage.
The Threshold offers a passage to the new, towards deeper realms.

Pictures and Nature: Associate pictures or watercolours to landscapes, to plants, to combinations of colours and forms found in nature.

At sunset: Walk through the dark. Perceive the night. Thanks to your eyes unify everything blending it.

At the end of every exercise a phase of relaxation and concentration follows. In this very moment essential words emerge from our subconscious. Having gathered all essential words each of us will create in his or her way a Poetic Text.

Reading of the Poetic Texts created during these days.


First Evening – Setting goals

Introducing ourselves: What is your name? Do you have a passion for something?
Is there an activity that pervades your soul?

Setting Goals: What are you looking for?
Drawn from which longing are you ready to set out on your journey?

The first word: Thanks to a Fantasy-Journey we will discover our first word in a treasure chest.

At sunset, under some trees and with grilled fish we will start our journey slowly and gently.


National Park of Circeo


Poetry Sculptures

Poetry Sculptures

Shift out of the Seeing.
Move into the Listening.
Words will flourish in abundance.

Poetry Sculptures are short videos (max. 3 min.) composed artistically from audios and photos.
Audios: My own poetic texts are spoken and recorded.
Photos: My own photos are matched artistically to the audios.

If you wish, I will create a Poetry Sculpture for you too.