We held another successful poetry session on 12th December. it’s called POEMS OUT LOUD because we read our favourite poems to each other.
Some of us had lunch at the club first, which was a lively social occasion. Good food and good company. About 10 lunchers and 10 more poetry readers joined us at 4.0 p.m.
The theme this time was FOOD and DRINK. Members of the group had done considerable research as usual and a good variety of poems had been chosen, from the light-hearted and amusing to the more serious.
The range of poems included one by an American Indian and a dramatic excerpt from John Milton’s Paradise Lost to a more modern piece by English poet laureate, Carol Ann Duffy Other modern poets, Maya Angelou, Wendy Cope and Nina Vivanca were also represented plus, hot off the press, a short story called Christmas Dinner by Bente Clod. Among other offerings we were treated to a piece by P.G theouse, and a boisterous rendering of Food Glorious Food from the musical, Oliver. Most of the poems read were in English, but we welcome readings in other languages as well. This time was no exception with Marisa giving us a thoughtful Spanish poem.
A cultural and fun afternoon was had by all. The theme for January’s POEMS OUT LOUD is DREAMS so please start looking for poems now to stimulate and entertain us. The date of the meeting will be on the 25th January with lunch as usual.