Poetry Lovers - Bring your poetry and let's read, discuss and have fun!!


Come poetry lovers and writers!  Bring your poems of any kind that you would like to share or if you just want to come and listen.  

If anyone would like to participate in this month's meeting assignment we will be focusing on Emily Dickinson but we read and discuss all poetry that members bring.  

Emily Dickinson is considered one of the most original 19th Century American poets. She is noted for her unconventional broken rhyming meter and use of dashes and random capitalization as well as her creative use of metaphor and overall innovative style.

You could write a poem about a theme of hers or imitate her style.

If you were unable to make our last meeting and you wrote a love poem(s) please bring them!

*Panera's conference room was booked for March so the location will be Trivs.  It is right off of 71.  It has a great menu; I had soup last time and it was delicious.  They honored the happy hour menu but please don't feel you have to order!  They are very accommodating.

See you on the 19th!   

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  • Charles C.

    You're welcome! For some reason when I just tried to click on the link I sent it wouldn't open. If you have any problems let me know.

    March 29, 2013

    • Dyanna

      It worked for me:)

      March 29, 2013

  • Charles C.

    If anyone is interested I found this web site detailing what a traditional Haiku poem is and how to write one. Traditionally Haiku was focused on nature, but I don't know if that is too critical.



    1 · March 29, 2013

    • Dyanna

      Thanks Chuck - great info!! It will help me for sure!!!

      March 29, 2013

  • Charles C.

    Great poem! It reminds me of the following I wrote 2 days ago.

    Sunday Salvation

    Fervently I pray on Sundays in church,
    I forever run from my soul's alter.
    Osmosis of belief from those who search,
    my salvation is through drips of water.
    My body's mired amongst earthly sins,
    I pray confessions are absolution.
    I won't listen to cacophony's din,
    my soul's utterances is a nuisance.
    Paul's proclamation of only belief,
    I do ignore the teachings of Saint James.
    Unnecessity of good deeds is a relief,
    consecration is through prayers on Sundays.
    I forever run from my soul's alter;
    my salvation is through drips of water.

    2 · March 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Charles...I really like, 'I forever run from my soul's alter', nice!

      1 · March 24, 2013

  • Dyanna

    Interesting and great poems read this week! I'm hoping I didn't scare anyone with my story and my demon poem - I do tend to exaggerate!!!!

    1 · March 20, 2013

    • Brian

      I had to sleep with the lights on.

      1 · March 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Dyanna, you are an awesome lady....your story and poem were both memorable, and I always sleep with the light on! Thanks for starting and leading this group!

      1 · March 20, 2013

  • Timothy T.

    Great time good poets looking forward to next month

    March 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sadly I can't make it...city counsel meeting :-(

    March 16, 2013

  • Dyanna

    I love this one!!
    Part Two: Nature

    SOME keep the Sabbath going to church;
    I keep it staying at home,
    With a bobolink for a chorister,
    And an orchard for a dome.

    Some keep the Sabbath in surplice;
    I just wear my wings,
    And instead of tolling the bell for church,
    Our little sexton sings.

    God preaches,—a noted clergyman,—
    And the sermon is never long;
    So instead of getting to heaven at last,
    I ’m going all along!

    1 · March 12, 2013

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