The poems we read in our May meeting of PoetryMatters dealt with nature, our kinship with wild things, the emergence of sensuality in youth, the first young experiences of romance and eroticism, memory and nostalgia, and the pain that affects too much of our world. We read poems by Ada Limón (“The Wild Divine” and “How to Triumph Like a Girl”), Jeffrey Harrison (“To a Snake” and “Wherever You Are”), Mary Mapes Dodge (“The Minuet”), James Whitcomb Riley (“Out to Old Aunt Mary’s”), and Warsan Shire (“What They Did Yesterday Afternoon,” “For Women Who are ‘Difficult’ to Love,” and “Ugly”).
PoetryMatters will next meet on Friday, June 24, at 2 p.m. in the third floor of the Greenville Public Library. Free coffee and snacks will be provided. Please come prepared to read at least one published poem (not your own) aloud for the group.
We’d love to read some poetry with you. Bring your favorites and help us prove Poetry still matters.