We had a wonderful discussion at our September meeting of PoetryMatters. Our small group read poems from Margaret Atwood, William Ernest Henley, Lang Leav, Pádraig Ó Tuama, John Keats, and George Bilgere. Our discussion centered around aging, the strange relationship we have with our parents as adults, and the way our advancing years can affect that relationship. The conversation was open, honest, and demonstrated yet again the power poetry has to provoke our thoughts and emotions and provide common ground from which to share them.
PoetryMatters will next meet on Friday, October 16, at 2:00 p.m. at Montage Cafe in downtown Greenville. Attendees may choose to order lunch, enjoy a dessert or appetizer, or just sip a drink while we read aloud. Please come prepared to read at least one published poem (not your own) aloud for the group.
Poetry still matters, perhaps now more than ever. We try to prove it every month when we meet. We’d love to have your help with that at our October meeting. We’ll see you there.
Cover photo by David Nilsen.