Spiritual Poetry Meetup

  • November 9, 2013 · 4:00 PM
  • Spiritual Poetry Meetup

We will be meeting again the SECOND Saturday of November, on Saturday November 9th.   I hope you can join us in Santa Monica to share the poems we choose, enjoy light refreshments, and talk about what the poems mean to us.  At the October meetup we read poems by Denise Levertov, Rumi, William Stafford, Charles Kinglsey, William Carlos Williams and others -- I'm looking forward to what people choose next time!  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, November 9th, 4:00pm


849 11th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90403

(Between Idaho Avenue and Montana Avenue, on the east side of the street near the corner of Idaho & 11th)

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  • Shanti

    Well, I found my notes on poems we read in the November meetup, so in the spirit of better late than never, here they are!
    "Hat" from the book "Radical Acceptance" (Renee, if you have more info, please provide it!)
    "It Happens All the Time in Heaven" - Hafiz
    "Kindness" - Naomi Shihab Nye
    "Your Face" - Rumi
    "Walking Through a Wall" - Louis Jenkins
    "Wanda Walking Wounded (excerpt)" - Albert Hoffstickler
    "Get the Blame Straight" - Hafiz
    "The Music We Are" - Rumi
    "Holy Spirit" - Hildegard of Bingen
    "Necessity" - Langston Hughes

    January 12

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great. thank you Shanti for your hospitality and your presence.

    November 9

  • Renee Estelle

    I will be hosting a group of watercolor painters at my house the same day from 10:00-3:00. I will try to have enough energy at the end to be able to attend the lovely poetry meetup too. Here is hoping that I am able to attend.

    October 18

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