Poem: “Normal” Åsmund Seip

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I met Norwegian Performance Poet, Artist and Love Activist Åsmund Seip at a poetry evening in Totnes.

I was impressed with how he came to write his book of poetry:  He wrote one poem every day for 10 days—a practice of honesty and vulnerability. 10 days became 100 days, which eventually became the book 100 Days of Love

My ears pricked up when I first heard the line ‘I just want to be Normal!’  I’ve thought the very same thing.  Towards the end of each episode, I just want the whole ride to end and feel normal again.  I want to get back to work making films and going to the cinema and hanging out in cafes.  Each episode lasts up to six weeks, and during that time I have to keep away from the crazy fast paced world of modern human industrial life.  I’m best communing with the awesome power of trees and animals.

At the end of the poetry reading, Åsmund gifted each of us in the audience with his newly published book.  This inspired me to make him a film for him.  I hope you enjoy it!

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