We gathered outside at the Lunenburg Bandstand for a lovely celebration of the Winter Solstice and the Holidays. The rain only made it cozier to enjoy some hot apple cider, hot chocolate and shortbread cookies as we read poems around the theme of Thresholds.
It was also the first opportunity to borrow books from our newly established Sharing Library – thank you to everyone who has donated books! You can browse the currently available selection here.
Thank you for everyone who has been part of Spot of Poetry this year – it has been a beautiful adventure and a bright spot in a wild year. Can’t wait to continue our poetic explorations when we start up again next year, Jan 4th, 2021.
A list of the poems we read
I’ve added some links where I could to the poems, poets or books if you would like to explore.
Ring Out, Wild Bells by Lord Alfred Tennyson
Listen to a musical version here.
Let This Darkness Be a Bell Tower by Rainer Maria Rilke
Between Autumn Equinox and Winter Solstice, Today by Emily Jungmin Yoon
The Fawn by Edna St. Vincent Millay
Read an analysis of the poem here.
The Long Take: A Noire Narrative by Robin Robertson
The Doorway by Louise Glück from The Wild Iris
Doors Opening, Closing on Us by Marge Piercy
At Last the Secret is Out by W. H. Auden
Poetry reading & writing prompt for next week
When we meet again on January 4th, bring along poems around the theme of Beginnings. There is no obligation to write, but if you feel inspired, you are welcome to bring your poem to share at the next gathering.