The poems we read in our June meeting of PoetryMatters followed no organizing principle but ran through themes of love, parenting, nature, social responsibility, and much more. We read poems by Tony Hoagland (“Ode to the Republic” and “A Little Consideration”), Emily Dickinson (“L” and “LI” from Poems: Series II: Nature), C.D. Wright (“Our Dust”), Alfred Housman (“Into My Heart an Air that Kills”), William Butler Yeats (“When You Are Old”), e.e. cummings (“Anyone Lived in the Pretty How Town”), Maxine Kumin (“A Calling”), Shel Silverstein (“The Crocodile’s Toothache,” “No Difference,” and “My Rules”), Margaret Atwood (“Bring Back Mom: an Invocation”), and William Blake (“The Garden of Love”).
PoetryMatters will next meet on Friday, July 22, 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.
This will be the final meeting of PoetryMatters. We started this program one year ago in July 2015, and this meeting will bring our little project to a close. If you love poetry, come and read some with us.
We’d love to read some poetry with you. Bring your favorites and help us prove Poetry still matters.