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 Barbara Hatfield if you would like to try the group.

Scout & Guide HQ
4th Monday of the month
2.00 pm
  • Leader: Barbara Hatfield  -  01695424880
  • 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.


Themes and poets for the next meetings are:

Monday 26 March 2018:   Irish Poetry post-1950

Monday 23 April 2018:    Places

Monday 28 May 2018:     Philip Larkin

Monday 25 June 2018:    Black and minority ethnic poets


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.