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Poetry Writing, Stoke Bishop

What it is: A group for people to practise and hone their poetry-writing skills.

When it is: 3rd Tuesday of the month, 2.00 - 4.00pm.

Where it is: The Grange, Saville Road on the edge of The Downs.

To help inspire us we usually base our poems on a chosen theme. This might be a single subject, a particular poetic form, or a published poet’s work noting mood and expression. Sometimes it’s a free choice. Our poems are read and then discussed by the group with friendly enthusiasm and helpful comments to polish our text.

Not all our themes are serious! Here is one of our recent poems:

Fireman Fraser

My father's father,
a railway man.
Riding the footplate.
A fireman.
Shoveling coal, shoveling coal.

On the railway line
from Inverness
through Scotland's heathered
wilderness.
Shoveling coal, shoveling coal.

Victorian New
Technology!
The iron horse
that sets men free!
Shoveling coal, shoveling coal.

So I picture him,
A Flying Scot?
though I must admit
I knew him not.
Shoveling coal, shoveling coal.

W Fraser 9th February 2021

For further information or to contact the Group Convenor, just click on the pigeon 'send a message' link or see the latest Annual Bulletin.

Ample parking and a No 4 bus stop within easy reach

Updated 18/07/2022 GS

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