Poetry Nap ★ Chapter One, The Nature of Love

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Noe Valley Ministry

1021 Sanchez Street

San Francisco, CA 94114

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As featured in The East Bay Monthly!

Slip off your shoes, lie down, relax, and float away to poetry and music of the masters woven into an extraordinary tale we call Chapter One, The Nature of Love.

Join us, Lady and Lord Dosis, time voyagers of the dream world and step aboard for your voyage on the Dandy Duchess, our gigantic hot-air balloon bed!

For Chapter One, the trade winds blow us to an enchanted island where deep discoveries delight.

Recline and relax with some of our most treasured poets from times past and present such as Pablo Neruda, Walt Whitman, Michael McClure, Mary Oliver, e e cummings, and Gary Snyder to name but a few.

Indulge in the elegant, magical environment of Noe Valley Ministry in San Francisco.

Please bring your own camping or yoga mat, blanket and pillow in order to lie down comfortably on the wood floor labyrinth.

Pajamas and robes are welcome.

You do the resting. We do the rest.

Ethereally, surreally, and really yours,

Lady & Lord Dosis

all by all and deep by deep
and more by more they dream their sleep
noone and anyone earth by april
wish by spirit and if by yes

Women and men (both dong and ding)
summer autumn winter spring
reaped their sowing and went their came
sun moon stars rain
-e e cummings


“This was AMAZING… Wow. We got to cosy up, lie down with cushions and blankets and nap, while two beautifully calm and luscious people in old fashioned regal costume and very comforting English accents told us magical stories about love woven from lines of the poet masters. Genius, and a total delight. I didn't want to go home.” - Briony Greenhill

“What a fun excuse to get to sleep with new people and creatures.” - Sappho

“Poetry nap is an amazing journey into the realms of mystical lands. You might ask yourself what is the difference between magic and a nap riding on a helium balloon with the captains of poetry? This is your chance from a needed break from whatever you need a break from and soak your Soul in delight.” -Asli Ors

“I recommend generous doses of Lady & Lord Dosis.” - Walt Whitman

“I loved every minute of poetry nap! It was sultry. stimulating, and utterly somniferous! Truly gorgeously conceived and executed, an exquisite pleasure from beginning to end!” -Rachael Knight

“Poetry Nap is genius! I didn’t realize how far I’d strayed from the melodious ecstasy of language... Poetry Nap recharged my LOVE battery and now I have more to give! Thank you Lady & Lord Dosis!”


Poetry Nap
Chapter One, The Nature of Love

Friday, October 26
Doors open at 7:30pm.

We launch promptly at 8:00pm.

At the exquisite venue of
Noe Valley Ministry
1021 Sanchez Street
San Francisco

Lord Dosis via Robert Edward Earl Hickling
Lady Dosis via Jodie Marissa Kleeman
Costumes by Katherine Anna Lister
Sound Crafted by Robert & Jacob Nasim

Produced by the Kabinet of Kuriosities

Get tickets online & at the door: $20


Please feel free to love Poetry Nap on Facebook—why limit ourselves to like? You can sign up for our mailing list & newsletter, follow our Instantaneous Gram, and find out more about us and our shared realms at poetrynap.com.


Are there minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Adults are open to bringing their inner child; your real child, however, may learn all too quickly about imaginative naughty scenarios.

Will you be serving anything?
We will offer calming, dreamy tea.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
When driving, street parking is available. The closest BART stop is 24th & Mission.

What can I bring into the event?
Please wear comfortable clothing which you can lie down in. Pajamas and bathrobes are also welcome. Please bring your own camping or yoga mat, blanket and pillow in order to lie down comfortably on the hardwood floor.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please feel free to email poetrynap@gmail.com with your questions. We will try to get back to you as soon as we can.

What's the refund policy?
We would love to be able to, but all performance ticket sales are non-refundable. Thank you for your kind understanding.

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