“This place could be beautiful,

right? You could make this place beautiful.
~ Maggie Smith, Good Bones

We met this week to share short and sweet poems will of wisdom!

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.

The World Has Need of You by Ellen Bass

One or Two Things by Mary Oliver
Listen to a beautiful conversation with Mary Oliver with Krista Tippett

I Worried by Mary Oliver

The Book of Hope by Jane Goodall

Do Good Anyway by Hedy Lamar (actress)

To a Fanatic and For S.C. by Grant Johnston

Knowledge by Louise Bogan

To Be of Use by Marge Piercy

Good Bones by Maggie Smith
Watch a short film based on the poem here

First Fall by Maggie Smith

SPOT Write Prompt

Poetry reading & writing prompt for next week

Prompt/Theme: “Forgiveness”

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.