Another evening of appreciating poetry at Happy Planet Creative’s HQ, The Mission in Rudyerd Street, North Shields.
Two new poetry lovers joined the regular crew and work discussed included Emily Dickinson’s Ample Make this bed, Jenny Joseph’s Dawn Walkers and Heather Buck’s Evening.
The theme for the evening was Night Life but we went wandering down different conversational cul de sacs before being called back for tea and cake.
Walt Whitman’s By the Bivouac’s Fitful Flame led to a chat about the late Robin Williams. This seemed like a good excuse for a still from Dead Poet’s Society. Oh Captain my captain.
The full list was:
Emily Dickinson Ample Make this bed
Walt Whitman’s By the Bivouac’s Fitful Flame
e.e. cummings Nobody Loses All The Time
Alison Chisolm The Office Party
Jenny Joseph Dawn Walkers
Marc Travis Car Far
Anon The Curse of Cruising: It Must Be Time To Eat
Thomas Moore Oft in the Stilly Night
John Betjeman Slough
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Wanderer’s Night Song
Seamus Heaney An August Night
Philip Larkin Wild Oats
Heather Buck Evening
Dylan Thomas Should Lanterns Shine
Edna St Vincent Millay First Fig
The next poetry appreciation evening will take place on Tuesday 26th August and the theme will be Nautical.