Poetry Brunch - bring a memorized poem!

Having a lazy breakfast at Panera, enjoying a break before or after the errands while chatting and reading poetry is my kind of Saturday morning. When it's warm we will sit outside. I will be there from 10 AM to roughly 12:30 PM. Please join me - even if you are coming later! - for a poetic breakfast!

At one of the recent Poetry Brunches, we've discussed memorizing poems. And quite a few poets could actually recite a poem they've memorized (even as far back as Elementary School). So, we want to put the challenge out there: come to the Brunch with a poem in your heart and share it with us. While desired, knowing a poem by heart is not a prerequisite to join us for Brunch. 

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  • Marcia J.

    This was a very nice meet up. Love and peace to everyone.

    January 4, 2014

  • don w.

    I suggest that we begin taking blood samples before and after each reading from Hiawatha to evaluates the effect on longevity. :)

    1 · January 12, 2014

    • David S.

      Knowing Hiawatha to be interminable, we'd surely become immortal, or at least close to it, from hibernation. ;)

      January 12, 2014

  • David S.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoshiro_Nakamatsu - Those who were there may remember Don Ward's mention of Yoshiro Nakamatsu, aka "Dr. Nakamats", inventor of the floppy disk, whose goal is to live to 144. http://dr.nakamats.com - His personal website http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0Ble7d49dQ - The complete 2009 documentary by Danish filmmaker Kaspar Schroder. Notice in the opening credits: Music by Mark Mothersbaugh (and Silas Hite). Some may recognize Mark as the lead singer/songwriter for... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jadvt7CbH1o ... DEVO

    January 12, 2014

  • SS

    I really learned a lot and enjoyed myself you all are awesome ! Thanks for the suggestions as well :-)

    January 4, 2014

    • David S.

      Do you know Sean Ingram? He came to a brunch once and recited a couple of poems from memory that reminded me of yours - deeply personal and individual. He's self-published "The Passion of the Pen" and does writing workshops in schools: www.TheSeanIngramAcademy­.info

      January 5, 2014

  • David S.

    Encore le meilleur, Naturellement!

    January 5, 2014

  • Angelika

    Really great meeting! - I looked up the udemy course. sounds very interesting. and of course I have signed up for it. Where I am going to find the time, I don't know. Another great resource is: Modern Scholar - A Way With Words IV: Understanding Poetry by Michael D. C. Drout

    January 4, 2014

  • don w.

    All the brunches are good meetings. This one particularly so, I think. Hope to see you all next month or sooner. ~Don

    January 4, 2014

  • don w.

    January 4, 2014

  • April

    Sorry, I won't be able to make this one. See you at the next meeting.

    January 3, 2014

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Rafaël

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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