MEET WITH A POEM 2017

All things left unsaid become poems on World Coffee Day.

In any relationship, there are some things left unsaid. Things such as: “I love you. I’m sorry. I miss you. Thank you. Don’t go. I admit I was wrong…” Words don’t come easy when we have to spell these feelings out in a direct, straightforward manner. But poetry, with its words and its metaphors can help us say them in a softer, more beautiful way.

On October 1st, on World Coffee Day, let’s celebrate our sit-together and finally share what we deeply feel! Come in your favorite Julius Meinl participating location, get inspired and find the courage to say the unsaid thing to a lover, a friend or anybody who holds a special place in your heart.

The things left unsaid… let’s finally say them to our dear ones. Have a coffee together and get inspired to do that with a poem!

CAN POETRY HELP US SAY THE UNSAID THINGS TO RECONNECT WITH OUR DEAR ONES?

Watch our experiment movie and find out!

GO BEHIND-THE-SCENES OF OUR EXPERIMENT!

Each of our experiment participants has a deep bond with their beloved one, and yet still some feelings are left unsaid between them. Discover their stories, and the beautiful poems which helped them express their emotions!

George’s personal hero

For George, his sister has always been his inspiring hero.
She had a massive influence on him growing up. But due to a quarrel, they didn’t speak for a long time.
Finally with a poem,
George managed to tell her
“I love you, without you I wouldn’t be the man I am today”.

Nicolas and his guardian angel

Love can push you out of your comfort zone.
For Nicolas,
his wife is his “guardian angel”,
because she always manages to encourage him to take on new challenges.
Those challenges are often unsettling,
but are actually really beneficial for Nicolas.

Jordan’s source of joy

An accidental meeting
can turn into a great story.
For Jordan, the details of that meeting became a source of inspiration.
Now, he wants to open up to the girl that makes him happy,
and write a new chapter in their life together.
Check out his poem here.

Janette’s oldest friend

The common things we take for granted can mean a lot for our dear ones.
Since they were kids, Janette’s sister looked after her.
When they reunited after living in different countries for a long time,
Janette finally said
a big “thank you” to her sister with a poem.

MEET OUR GLOBAL AMBASSADOR!

CALEB FEMI

London-based Caleb Femi is a poet, English teacher, filmmaker and photographer. The first and current titleholder of Young People’s Laureate for London, Femi entered the world of poetry with the aim of showcasing the power of spoken word, broaching difficult topics, and re-engaging disenfranchised young people through his work.

“Poetry is one of the purest forms of conversation there is. At its best, it allows me to communicate from an honest and safe place, a place that I am seldom afforded in the everyday rush of life.
The reason why I started writing poetry was because I needed a space that allowed me to talk about things that scared me, that intrigued me, that amused me, things that made me vulnerable like telling the first girl I was in love with how I truly felt about her...”

Caleb believes that poetry is the one of the purest forms of conversation. His roots in poetry spanned from his search for a space that allowed him to talk about things that left him scared, intrigued, amused him, or vulnerable. Like Julius Meinl, Caleb encourages people to make small but meaningful steps to reconnect with each other through poetry.

WHERE WILL YOU MEET WITH A POEM?
DISCOVER THE PARTICIPATING LOCATIONS.

GALLERY OF UNSAID THINGS

Browse through our poetry gallery and find the right words for how you feel. Get ready to share the unsaid things to your loved ones on 1st Oct!

START AN INSPIRING CONVERSATION WITH THE POETIC BOT!

Need more inspiration? Have a chat with our Poetry Bot and let him help!

JOIN THE CONVERSATION OF #MEETWITHAPOEM