024: Shakespeare

024: Shakespeare

“Brevity is the soul of wit.”~ Hamlet, Act 2, Scene 2 This week we gathered on a gorgeous sunny day at the Lunenburg Bandstand. We were a small but mighty group celebrating the Bard – or works inspired by him. We also had out first musical interlude! Merrill...
023: Haiku / Nature

023: Haiku / Nature

“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...
022: Poems on Poetry

022: Poems on Poetry

“Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.”— Khalil Gibran This week we had a very meta gathering reading poems about poetry! It was a celebration of language, and a rumination on process – its highs, lows and dangerous...
021 Spring

021 Spring

“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.”~ Rainer Maria Rilke This week we gathered to read and share poems about spring – and enjoyed a week of beautiful weather. It is a joyous time of change and and celebration. We looked out...
020: Work & Labour

020: Work & Labour

“The pitcher cries for water to carry and a person for work that is real.” ~ Marge Piercy This week we gathered to talk about Work and Labour. Work can be messy! Sometimes work can get done quickly, but some goals require people who can tirelessly wade through the mud...
019: Awe & Wonder

019: Awe & Wonder

“We seek outside the wonders we carry inside us.” ~ Rumi This week we gathered for poems and conversation about all the wonders inside and outside us! It was also International Women’s day! We explored awe in landscapes and nature. In human bodies and in trees. We saw...