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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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  • Angelika

    one of the best events we have!!!

    July 20, 2013

  • David S.

    Another great get-together! My favorite monthly event. For the year, it's 10 x 10 at the Arts Center in Carrboro, which just started and runs a couple more weekends - oh and the State Fair of course - but month-to-month its the Poentry Brunch at Panera Bread!

    July 6, 2013

  • Janice H.


    July 6, 2013

  • David S.

    OK, Final Format is as Follows:
    Poetry Quiz: "Famous Last Words"
    For the last couple of weeks I've been listening to Record Books'
    "Heaven in a Wild Flower: The British Romantic Poets"
    so the format will be:
    (1) given the last lines of a famous work by one of The Big Six: Blake, Byron, Coleridge, Keats, Shelley or Wordsworth,
    (a) Name the poet
    (b) After the poet's name is revealed, select the correct poem from a list of 3 possible choices.
    There will be one poem for each author. so a "perfect score" is 12.
    In keeping with the "Famous Last Words" theme, I've tried my best to choose poems from among the most famous for each poet, without being *too* obvious. For Wordsworth, for example, I chose one of the well-known "Lucy" poems, rather than "Daffodils", which would be obvious since the title word appears among the last lines.

    July 5, 2013

  • David S.

    Planning another Poetry Quiz for this one. Theme with best results so far is "Lesser Known Lines From Famous Poems". Multiple choice with at least one obviously wrong answer. Should be fun and maybe even a prize for the winner!

    June 30, 2013

  • David S.

    For example: Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard
    Are sweeter; therefore, ye soft pipes, play on Is it: (1) "Ode to a Nightengale", Keats
    (2) "Ode to a skylark", Shelley
    (3) "Ode on a Grecian Urn", Keats
    (4) "Ode to a Haggis", Burns
    (5) "Ode to The Commode", J.S. Gilbert - Yes, there really is such a thing. - J.S. Gilbert is a "voice over" artist, who can be heard in various broadcast commercials (though he probably isn't the author).

    June 30, 2013

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