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.

Currently via Zoom until further notice. Then Scout & Guide HQ
Currently Monday via Zoom until further notice. From October 2021, 3rd Thursday of the month at 10 a.m.
10.30 a.m. on ZOOM
  • 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.

NOTE: currently we are meeting on ZOOM.  Please contact Barbara if you would like to join us.  Your chosen poem or poems can be displayed on the Zoom screen for others to see!

WATCH THIS SPACE for details of any change to meeting details.

NOTE:  Change of day – from 21st October, the Poetry group will meet on a Thursday morning, the third Thursday of the month.  The session will run from 10 a.m. until noon.


Topics for the next meetings (2021) are:

Monday 26 July:  W.B.Yeats

Monday 23 August: Travel and/or Exploration

Monday 27 September: Poems that celebrate or remind you of another person (famous or personal)

Thursday 21 October: Emily Dickinson

Thursday 18 November: Tony Harrison

Thursday 16 December: Countryside poems


Contact the Leader about the timing of the return to attendance at meetings in person when Social Distancing rules relax.

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.