Poetry for Pleasure
We are a small group of poetry lovers who meet fortnightly in a member’s home to read poetry aloud. Our programme throughout the year is varied and springs many surprises for most of us. We all agree that our appreciation is enriched by hearing the poems read aloud either by ourselves or from recordings. Learning more about a poet leads us to rediscover his/her verse and the interesting part of choosing to take a poet to talk about means we cover a wide spectrum in taste, time and content. We discover poets we had never heard of, we are persuaded to read again the poems we had hated when studied at school and are pleasantly surprised to find that after all, there is something to be appreciated in them. Once we pool our ideas and discuss what we think the poet was trying to tell us, we find our appreciation of poetry enriched. There is always a termly programme so you can choose which meetings appeal to you and we are happy to welcome anyone who likes reading poetry, to themselves or aloud.
Leader Anne Hill 01252 687423
Day & Time Fortnightly on Mondays at 10.30 ’til noon’.
Venue Member’s Home
Poetry Programme for Spring Term 2019
7th January Bring your own choice of a Spring poem
And tell us something about the poet and why you like the poem
21st January The Waste Land – TS Eliot
4th February The Waste Land contd
18th February An Appreciation of Carol Ann Duffy
4th March Walt Whitman
18th March Member’s Choice
1st April George Herbert
15th April Your Choice for Poet Laureate