Poetry Nap · The Nature of Love

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830 Bancroft Way

Main Sanctuary

Berkeley, CA 94710

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Welcome Friends of This World and That,

You have landed in exactly the right place, the space where surreal poetic wonders and soft dreamy naps coexist. Why, it is indeed a Poetry Nap!

Join us, Lady and Lord Dosis, time voyagers of the dream world, as we guide you through the fantastical cosmos.

Take your shoes off, lie down, relax, and doze off to poetry of the masters woven into an extraordinary tale we call The Nature of Love.

Don't be shy. Please do climb aboard our magnificent, magnanimous, magical flying bed in the sky. You won't be alone as you recline and cuddle with some of our most treasured poets from times past, present, and future such as Pablo Neruda, Maya Angelou, Walt Whitman, Michael McClure, Mary Oliver, e e cummings, Xanaraxianblythe, Gertrude Stein, and Gary Snyder to name but a few.

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


“A nap unlike all other naps. One of those very rare opportunities to do absolutely nothing but lie about, relax, fall asleep, while having your imagination tickled. I love it every time.” - Jack Kerouac

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

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

“I finally got to meet Pablo Neruda. What a lover! Oh and his poems are good, too.” -Emily Dickinson

“A splendid adventure into the Realm of Dreams.” -Sir Pomp

“I agree.” - Sir Psycho


Poetry Nap
The Nature of Love

4 Wednesdays
September 13
November 15 & 29
& December 13
Doors open at 7:30pm.

We launch promptly at 8:00pm.

At the exquisite venue of
830 Bancroft Way
*As a courtesy to the neighborhood and our host, please see special parking map below.

Lord Dosis via Robert Edward Earl Hickling
Lady Dosis via Jodie Marissa Kleeman
Costumes by Katherine Anna Lister

Produced by the Kabinet of Kuriosities

Get tickets online & at the door: $20




Rudramandir Parking Map


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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, please see the parking map above. The closest BART stop is North Berkeley.

What can I bring into the event?

Please wear comfortable clothing which you can lie down in. Pajamas and bathrobes are also welcome. Rudramandir does have some cushions and blankets, and we invite you to bring your own pillows and blankets if you'd like, as well. You will need to remove your shoes to enter the Main Sanctuary and to board the Dandy Duchess, our magnificent, magnanimous hot air balloon bed.

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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Main Sanctuary

Berkeley, CA 94710

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