“Anger is an Energy” sings John Lydon in PiL’s Rise. This 29 year old song still sounds great and he’s right, you know, it is an en-er-gee.
Anger was one of the emotions expressed at Tuesday night’s Poetry with Friends at The Mission. Our theme for the evening was “Emotions” and it brought out the home-grown verse from regulars Jackie, Alan, John, Rowland and me! Rowland, fresh from a talk on lyrics brought some Wagner lyrics too.
The conversation took us from love and anger to Portland Down, sadness, war and beyond. The biscuits helped, as they always do. Here’s the full list of poems (and lyrics) shared:
John Drinkwater Moonlit Apples
Jackie You took your DVD player !!!
Rainer Maria Rilke Autumn Day
John Facilis Descensus Averno
Wagner Isolde’s Aria
John Naughty at Forty
William Stephenson The Age of 80
Rowland All that there was
Rowland In the heat of summer
Jackie Whose Home
John The Scream
Albert Giraud Moon Drunk
John The photograph
e e cummings my sweet old etcetera
Willie Nelson Nothing I can do about it now
Our next Poetry with Friends at The Mission will be the “Big Spooky Bang” night on Tuesday November 3rd. Gail’s making soup and the theme is fireworks and other celebrations. If you want to book a place email firstname.lastname@example.org