029: Solitude

029: Solitude

“I heard it hitting the high leaves, and I was happy, watching it happen without it happening to me.”~ Marie Howe, The Copper Beech We met this week to share poems about Solitude. There are so many ways to experience solitude – it can be isolating or nourishing...
028: Moon

028: Moon

“…you know love when you see it,you can feel its lunar strength, its brutal pull.”~ Dorianne Laux, Facts About the Moon We met this week to share poems about the moon. So much has been written about the moon, and it was a joy to talk about our celestial...
027: Origins

027: Origins

“We are breathing in our lineages together.”~ Sharon Olds, Meeting a Stranger This week we gathered for our first Fall session at the library. It was a lovely discussion about various origins – from meeting a stranger, the shaping of stones, the love of cribbage...
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...