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Spiritual Poetry Meetup

Looking forward to getting together again the third Saturday in July!  We will be meeting at Acupuncture & Beyond in Westwood.  We'll share spiritual poetry, light refreshments, and talk about what the poems mean to us. This is a relaxed and welcoming space to meet and get to know others who share a love for poetry and for that which connects us more deeply with spiritual life.  Our sharing allows us to get to know each other on a level beyond the surface, and it is wonderful to truly 'meet' each other in this way.  Bring a book of poems or choose a poem from the many books we have on hand – you can read a poem, share copies of a poem, or just listen and chat – whatever feels comfortable.   Feel free to bring a small snack or finger food if you wish.  (P.S. For the poets among us, we are grateful to you for bringing your insights and heart-knowledge to our group, and for understanding that this is a place to share others' poems, not our own.)

(For titles of some of the poems we've shared in the past, see the comments for previous meetups.)

Date & Time: Saturday, July 20th, 4:00pm


1700 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles 90024

Acupuncture & Beyond is near the southeast corner of Westwood Blvd and Massachusetts Avenue.  There is free parking on nearby streets and in the adjacent lot.

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  • Shanti

    What great conversation and lovely energy from everyone - such a wonderful blend of different perspectives and understandings. Thank you all!

    Here's a list of the poems people read (if there is no title, then by first line):
    "The Uses of Sorrow" - Mary Oliver
    Excerpt from "You Would Come" ('my bride, you had to die and be born') - Pablo Neruda
    "Thinking Outside the Mat" - Ava Bird
    "There Is No Frigate Like a Book" - Emily Dickinson
    "Praying" - Mary Oliver
    "I have faith in all those things that are not yet said" - Rainer Maria Rilke (translated by Robert Bly)
    "Ducking" - St. Thomas Aquinas (translated by Daniel Ladinsky)
    "Why I Am Happy" - William Stafford
    "On His Blindness" - John Milton

    July 22, 2013

  • ava

    thank you so much shanti and alma for hosting and to everyone that came on saturday! it was a great reading and sharing. soon after, i produced two more spiritual poems, out of inspiration! thanks and look forward to the next meeting!

    July 22, 2013

  • JJ

    a very low-key, friendly group of poetry lovers; the event was a spiritual experience

    July 22, 2013

  • Ed C.

    just joined today, and looking forward to[masked]pm meeting

    July 11, 2013

  • Ed C.


    July 11, 2013

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