We meet on the 3rd Monday of the month at St. Cuthbert's from 2.00pm to 4.00pm. Everyone is welcome.
Usually we bring poems on a selected theme and then introduce and read them to the group. Sometimes a volunteer leads the group on a chosen topic.
For us "Poetry Appreciation" means enjoying poetry of all kinds. This is an easy-going group and we don't engage in any formal literary criticism. Even so, the poems usually generate discussion - sometimes about the poems! So if you haven't read poetry since your schooldays and fancy a dabble, then this could be the group for you.
We have a selection of poetry books which you can borrow and those with the internet will find thousands of poems on line.
See the link on the right to check this year's programme.
Our next meeting on October 21st has the topic "Heroes and Heroines" The meeting falls on Trafalgar Day, when the Royal Navy will as usual be celebrating Nelson's 1805 victory in the Battle of Trafalgar. Perhaps this will inspire you to find poems about some of our great heroes of the past or of ancient times. But perhaps there are unsung heroes whom poets have celebrated in their work, including their own friends and family. Please bring a poem with a take on heroism. As always, I'm sure we'll be impressed by variety of poems on offer.
This month's quotation comes from the American poet Maya Angelou:
"I think a hero is any person really intent on making this a better place for all people."
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