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Sunday morning poetry hangover
2/18/2007 7:40:04 AM
Last night we had our monthly meeting of our local poetry chapter. Outside of an occasional visitor who doesn't come back after the second time, four people come no matter for we love our poetry. It is a true mix of styles and talents. One is beginning to make a name for herself after being published in several specialized books (for example, one focused on poetry from coal country). One is a grammarian with a wry sense of humor and a very sensitive nature. One is, hmmm, a beginner. Was that polite enough? Then moi, a writer in many areas, a master of known.

Two standard items on the agenda are the creative exercises and our yearly group poem. The first is designed to make us use imaginations and hopefully learn to write against the grain of our nature. We are given words or topics or a form and write something for discussion at the next meeting. The group poem is based on a theme...this year it's a grandparents recollections of a grandchilds first year of life. We take turns each month adding a new stanza. With the different "styles" the result can be interesting and difficult to stay within the context of what the prior person wrote. We also may read new poems and if desired critiquing takes place. One member had a pretty decent poem that we spent some time on suggesting a change or two in wording. That is the most fun for me personally.

So I had my poetry "overload" and now back to daily activities. Watching to see if the couple of inches of snow we received yesterday will melt before I leave for work tomorrow. I may even write a little today.


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