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Spiritual Poetry Meetup

  • Oct 12, 2013 · 4:00 PM
  • Spiritual Poetry Meetup

For October, November & December we will be meeting the SECOND Saturday of the month -- For this month, coming up Saturday October 12th.   I hope you can join us in Santa Monica on the 12th to share the poems we choose, enjoy light refreshments, and talk about what the poems mean to us.  Last time we read poems by Mirabai, Rumi, St. John of the Cross, Mary Oliver, and Rilke (and Renee introduced Sam Hamill) -- I'm looking forward to what people decide to read 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, October 12th, 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

    Here's a list of the poems and poets we shared in October -- thank you all!
    "You Darkness" - Rilke
    "The Fountain" (excerpt) - St. John of the Cross
    "Cutting Loose" - William Stafford
    "Young and Old" - Charles Kingsley
    "Matins" - Denise Levertov
    "Kindness' - Naomi Shihab Nye
    "Come to the orchard in spring" (first line of untitled poem by Rumi)
    "This Is Just to Say" - William Carlos Williams
    "A New England State of Mind" - William Lange (more quote than poem...but worth listing)

    October 18, 2013

  • Renee E.

    I so enjoyed the last meetup, but unfortunately have something else planned for this day. If it gets cancelled and my plans change, I will certainly be eager to join you.

    October 1, 2013

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