“It’s not so simple,
As writing five-seven-five,
But we think it is.”

We read so may Haiku poems – many written by Spot of Poetry members. We had a lovely discussion about the restorative power of nature, and the strange but undeniable truth that out lives are finite – and how poetry can help hold that conversation.

Today’s reading log will be more informal and incomplete than usual, as it was tricky to keep up with my note taking!

SPOT Reading List

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.

Lighting in the Sky by Matsuo Basho

This is just to say by William Carlos Williams

This is just to say (a response to William’s poem) by Erica Lynn Gambino

Night Rain by Yang Wanli

Vancouver 1970 by Arthur Bull

SPOT Write Prompt

Poetry reading & writing prompt for next week

Prompt/Theme: “Shakespeare”

When we meet again, bring along poems inspired by the theme. There is no obligation to write, but if you feel inspired, you are welcome to bring your poem to share at the next gathering.