Preston & District

Poetry Appreciation

We meet on the 3rd Monday of the month at St. Cuthbert's from 2.00pm to 4.00pm. .

We are a poetry reading group which explores all kinds of poetry: long and short; old and new; serious and funny. The emphasis is on enjoyment rather than academic knowledge or prowess.

Each month has a topic, such as "Love" or "War", or perhaps a particular poet. Members usually bring a poem on the chosen theme and then we each read them to the group. We often share our thoughts on them, but stop short of formal literary criticism.

Sometimes one of our members will lead the group with a presentation of poetry on their chosen topic.

If you have not read poetry recently, then this group may offer an opportunity to re-connect with the subject. Researching a poem to bring to the meeting -there are thousands on the internet - can take you in many directions, and this is part of the fun.

Everyone is welcome.

Our 2022 programme can be found via the link to the right.

Our next meeting will be on June 20th with a choice of 2 topics: "Jubilee" and "Flora and Fauna".

Here is Robert Herrick celebrating the seasons:

“I sing of brooks, of blossoms, birds, and bowers:
Of April, May, of June, and July flowers.
I sing of Maypoles, Hock-carts, wassails, wakes,
Of bridegrooms, brides, and of their bridal cakes.”

(the opening lines of his poem "Argument of His Book")

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To get in touch, please phone me on 01253 428695 or send me an e-mail by clicking on the bird symbol in the top right-hand corner.
Please include your telephone number.

Cheryl Donbavand

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Cookery Crafts
Creative Writing Crossword Group
Crown Green Bowls CULTURE LIVE
Cycling Discussion
Drama Easy Walks
Family History Flower arranging
Folk Dancing French
French Conversation Gardening
German (Intermediate) Information Technology
Italian Keep Fit
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Music Group 1 Music Group 2
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Recorder Group Scrabble
Singing for Pleasure Social Science Perspectives
Spanish Improvers Table Tennis
Tai Chi Theatre Visits
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