Visit to Selia Farm, Sunday 22 July 2012

After getting together at three different meeting points, our cars headed for the Selia Farm on a pleasant July afternoon.  Our group of around thirty-five members were welcomed by Selva İşmen and member Gülnar Önay who took us to the cellars at the entrance of the large main building.  In this dark, large space candles were used for lighting.  Continue reading Visit to Selia Farm, Sunday 22 July 2012

Photos from the South-Eastern Turkey Tour 1-4 June, 2012

Poetry from South-Eastern Turkey tour

Some impressions by our visiting poet from New Zealand, Terence O’Neil Joyce:

These are sketches from a too short a trip to south-eastern Turkey, where we were led with sensitivity to some of the most interesting sights.  It was soon into this journey that I heard an inner voice pronounce, “Let the heart take the pictures and let the camera sleep” so that helped in putting to sleep not only the camera but all the chatter so I felt more connected to all around me and inside me. Continue reading Poetry from South-Eastern Turkey tour

Tour to South-Eastern Turkey 1-4 June, 2012

When you travel east from Bodrum, you realise that Turkey is more a continent than a country.  The landscape is more immense: vast open plains with nomadic flocks of sheep, towns enclosed by massive basalt walls, and Mount Ağrı, supposedly the Biblical Ararat on which Noah’s Ark came to rest, looming above Doğubayazıt. Continue reading Tour to South-Eastern Turkey 1-4 June, 2012