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...
017: Science

017: Science

“Science is the poetry of the intellect and poetry the science of the heart’s affections.” ~ Lawrence Durrell This week we gathered at the Lunenburg Bandstand to put some poems under the microscope as we explored the theme of Science. Scientific...
007: Finding Your Way

007: Finding Your Way

Many of the poems we read this week, Finding Your Way, seemed to share a thread with our previous week’s theme of Ancestors. Ana Akhmatova led us down the diverging river of her life, and Virginia Hamilton Adair led us on an expedition searching for ancestors guided...
003: Hope, Meaning & Presence

003: Hope, Meaning & Presence

The beautiful selection of poems we read touched on themes of hope and the impermanence of power. We talked about the passing of time between friends and  tenderness. We were reminded of the importance of being present – even just for now – and how the combination of...
002: We Meet Again!

002: We Meet Again!

Lovely and lively conversation at our second meet up. It was wonderful to welcome a few newcomers, and as always, a joy to share a wide range of gorgeous poems. Many touched on themes around nature, and the idea of being good ancestors. We discussed the musicality of...