The Invocation some ten of the 'Poets' Co-operative' improvised in Alex Trocchi's flat
to announce and promote the International Poetry Incarnation at the Royal Albert Hall
held on June 11 1965, can be sampled in context in The POT! (Poetry Olympics Twenty05) Anthology – both in the Introduction by editor-torchbearer Michael Horovitz on page 9, and in the Memoir by veteran classic bard Christopher Logue on page 17.
The POT! Anthology is the collection of poems, reminiscences and celebration of the original ’65 First International Poetry Incarnation and also extensive indication of how much around poetry and performance has changed since thon halcyon daze. The 114-page book commemorates and survives the ‘Wholly Communion Renewed’ mega-gig Horovitz’s Poetry Olympics team presented at London’s Albert Hall on 25 September 2005.
The hymn book/compendium is published by New Departures, and available by mail order from New Departures/Poetry Olympics, PO Box 9819, London W11 2GQ on receipt there of £7.99 + p&p of £1.50. More information can be accessed via: www.poetryolympics.com
There is also a version of the invocation in 'Tonite Let's All Make Love in London', Peter Whitehead's masterful read surrounding the events leading up to and involving the First International Poetry Incarnation at the Royal Albert Hall (page 104 – published by Hathor Publishing 1999; Peter Whitehead's website is: www.peterwhitehead.net) — famously captured in his brilliant film 'Wholly Communion'
'England! Awake! awake! awake!
Jerusalem thy Sister calls!
* * *
And now the time returns again:
Our souls exult, & London's towers
Receive the Lamb of God to dwell
In England's green & pleasant bowers.'
World declaration hot peace shower! Earth's grass is
free! Cosmic poetry Visitation accidentally happening
carnally! Spontaneous planet-chant Carnival! Mental
Cosmonaut poet-epiphany, immaculate supranational
Skullbody love-congress Annunciation,
duende concordium, effendi tovarisch illumination,
Now! Sigmatic New Departures Residu of Better
Books & Moving Times in obscenely New Directions!
Soul revolution City Lights Olympian lamb-blast!
Castalia centrum new consciousness hungry
generation Movement roundhouse 42 beat
You are not alone!
Miraculous assumption! O Sacred Heart invisible
insurrection! Albion! awake! awake! awake! O
shameless bandwagon! Self-evident for real naked
come the words! Global synthesis habitual for this
Eternity! Nobody's Crazy Immortals Forever!
Michael Horovitz in his book nest
Royal Albert Hall preMegagig photos