Poetry

If you enjoy reading poetry or listening to others read why not come along to this friendly group? You will be very welcome. Please phone the Leader if you would like to try the group.

Scout & Guide HQ
4th Monday of the month
2.00 pm
  • Leader: Barbara Hatfield  -  01695 424880
  • Coordinator:  Michael Lomax -  01695 573411

We have a theme or a specific poet and members choose their own poems to read. However, if you would just like to listen you would be very welcome. We use a Visualiser so members can follow the text.


Topics for the next meetings are:

Monday 27 May:     “confessional poetry” (eg Plath, Sexton, Bishop etc.)

Monday 24 June:    Poetry of Robert Graves

Monday 22 July:  Poets from Australia or New Zealand

Monday 26 August: Humorous poems

 Monday 23 September:  Christina Rossetti

Monday 28 October: A narrative poem (to be selected by the group)

 


Silver Birches by Pat Morton

Silver Birches: A poem by Pat Morton, a member of the poetry group:

Silver Birches
Falling, weeping
Sleeping in the snow.
Lacy leafless branches
Burnished black against a crimson sky,
The White Lady waiting for the spring.
Branches poised for growth,
Drooping
Gently,
Caressing
Carelessly
The
Snowdrops
Round
Her feet.
Eager
Exquisite
Messengers
Of Spring.