Real as Yesterday

By: Sue Mayfield

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Six Months at Delancey Sue Mayfield was Writer-in-Residence at Delancey Hospital from October 2006 until March 2007. During that time she visited Delancey once a month with one of two musicians: in October, December and January, Jaye Woodfield, an accordion player; in November, February and March, Marie-France Riboulet, a harpist. While Jaye and Marie-France played, I chatted to patients, listening to their stories and in many cases writing them down. Working alongside the musicians was a lovely experience. Both players were enormously intuitive, adapting their repertoire to the patients' preferences and moods. The music had a powerful effect which I've tried to describe in the poem Real as Yesterday.  Wonderful stories emerged - stories of ordinary and extraordinary things, stories of love and loss, of travel and discovery, of joy and sadness. I felt enormously privileged to be party to the telling of such stories and am grateful to all those who spoke to me, as well as to the staff at Delancey who tolerated and encouraged our presence on the wards, those six Mondays. Ref A71

Title: Real as Yesterday

Author Name: Sue Mayfield

Categories: History, Health & Fitness, Local,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: Sue Mayfield: 2007

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New Book

Type: Ref A71

Inscription: Signed by the author

Seller ID: CYB20081130

Keywords: Sue Mayfield,Writer-in-Residence,Delancey Hospital,Jaye Woodfield,accordion,Marie-France Riboulet,harpist,musicians, patients,moods,poem