Poetry Nap · Kabinet of Kuriosities
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Category: Performance Art, Audio Theatre
September 13, 2017 – Present

Rudramandir, Berkeley, California

Robert Edward Earl Hickling, Co-Founder, Director, Producer, Actor
Jodie Marissa Kleeman, Co-Founder, Actor
Katie Lister, Costumery


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

Don’t be shy. Please do climb aboard the Dandy Duchess, 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


“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

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

“I agree.” – Sir Psycho

Poetry Nap

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

Let’s Voyage into the New American House

There are doors
That want to be free
From their hinges to
Fly with perfect clouds.

There are windows
That want to be
Released from their
Frames to run with
The deer through
Back country meadows.

There are walls
That want to prowl
With the mountains
Through the early
Morning dusk.

There are floors that want to digest
Their furniture into
Flowers and trees.

There are roofs
That want to travel
Gracefully with
The stars through
Circles of darkness.

– Richard Brautigan