“And time’s slow ambulance
drawn by a brace of snails
arrives too late to do anything
but remind us that this
was the scene of an accident
long after the damage
has been swept away.”

~ Henry Carlile, Forgiveness

We met this week to share poems about the virtues of Forgiveness…or not!

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.

Forgiveness by Henry Carlile

Cataclysm by Jane Hirshfield

Kindness by Naomi Shihab Nye
Watch the animation made by OnBeing
Listen to Naomi talk about writing as a gift

Integrity by Adrienne Rich

Lifeline by Stephen Wellman

Letter to a Friend, Unsent by Rebecca Lindenburg

On Yonge Street by Lenea Grace

Forgiveness by Sri Chinmoy

SPOT Write Prompt

Poetry reading & writing prompt for next week

Prompt/Theme: “Unreliable Narrator”

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.