Coordinator: Audrey Yeend
Christopher Logue poet, playwright, screenwriter and actor said “ Poetry cannot be defined only experienced” and we have once again experienced some challenging themes, but, like Maya Angelou, “still we rise”.
We began in September with “Relationships" and ended in July with “Lines”. In between came “All walks of Life”, “Anon”, "Sickness and Health”, “Together” and “Painting a Picture”.
"Expectations” was a good way to end 2017. The obvious way to follow that in 2018 was with “Consequences”, followed by “Song Lyrics”, “Gifts”, “Love” and “Thoughtfulness”. A whole session was given over to “American Poets”. “Time”, and “Toys and Games” followed. For obvious reasons the theme for one session in May was “ Something old, something new, something borrowed , something blue” and to follow that “Memory(ies).
A dive back into “Childhood” was a happy afternoon but, by contrast, “Not Us” was spooky and scary. We also visited, in verse, “The Great Outdoors’ and finished the year with two gentle themes of “Own choice” and lastly, “Lines”," which offered a wide choice of interpretations, rounded up a varied year.
The Summer Holiday Homework, yes, really!, was to list as many aspects/interpretations of The Great Outdoors" as possible.
Attendance this year has been good on the whole despite lots of hospital, G.P. and dental appointments, plus holidays. The invincible spirit has inspired, nurtured and comforted us throughout and we look forward to another stimulating, adventurous, inspiring and challenging year.