I love reading poetry but not to others. I love the words but have only ever read a poem aloud to an audience once and it was truly horrible – not the poem, me. When I see someone so passionate about poetry and being able to perform, it’s special. I received news Marcel had died recently and was sent this link of his performance of Rimbaud’s The Drunken Boat, with images of works by local artists and friends rollicking around on his words. It reminded me of my Dad – who would stand and deliver, recite with passion.
I decided to share Marcel’s passion with you. “A man who can reach down stars and pick up mountains” A quote about Marcel by Barbara Blackman in a letter to Judith Wright.