Next meeting: Currently there are no plans to meet up.
Do you like reading poetry? Would you like to put your own thoughts and feelings down, using a poetic form? Feel like having fun? Our new group may be just for you!
Meetings of the new Poetry Group will be on the 1st Thursday each month 2.00 – 3.30 pm – venue to be decided
Contact Chris Niven: email@example.com for more information.
Previous meeting reports
February 2020: For the first time we met on the library balcony, where 2 tables had been reserved for us. There were seven members present and the topic this month, as our meeting was close to Valentine’s Day, was “Hope, Happiness and Love”. We touched on a range of emotions whilst reading 22 poems, co-incidentally starting and ending with Elizabeth Barrett Browning, one of our greatest love poets.
We read: Little Cares that Fretted Me by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, I Remember, I Remember by Thomas Hood, Life is Fine by Langston Hughes, She Walks in Beauty by Lord Byron, Birthday by Christina Rossetti, I Never Knew / Fall for Charms /Love Time / Idle Dreams by Joanna Fuchs, Insomnia has had a Bad Press by Char March, Its Odd – Anon, Home Thoughts from Abroad by Robert Browning, My Hearts in the Highlands by Robert Burns, Hope by Emily Bronte, You Make Me – Anon, To Celia by Ben Jonson, It’s all in a State of Mind by Walter D Wintle, Life Worth Living by Christina Rossetti and How Do I Love Thee by Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
New members are welcome to join us.
January 2020: There were seven members present and we started to explore poets who have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. The first poet we looked at was Rudyard Kipling.
Kipling was born in Lahore in 1865. He became a Nobel prize-winner in 1907 and died in 1936. A detailed article about his life can be found on the Poetry Foundation website http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/rudyard-kipling
After discussing Kipling’s life, we read the following poems : My Boy Jack, Common Form, The Road Through the Woods, If, Four feet, The Power of the Dog, The Glory of the Garden and There is Pleasure in the Wet, Wet Clay.