Feb 6Liked by Sam

How clever and important to muse upon magic: a little, over used word, that is also - as you point out - the portal to awe and wonder. Art - as experienced at the Barbican on a January afternoon - can be such a portal. The challenge is to carry a small part of that wonder out from the magician's lair into the quotidian and o see a wearingly familiar world in a new way. A poem can awaken that wonder - the magic of well chosen words - perhaps also tomatoes - the magic of well chosen foodstuffs over fire...You make a persuasive case.

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