Poetry Group Report Nov 07
There were 16 members at this meeting, which was very lively, discussing Hillaire Belloc light-hearted poems. Bob Fenner had obtained, from the 'web' a short biography of Belloc, and he had also found some information on the 'Sonnet' form of verse for the group to try and understand. It was felt that further time be allocated to this later on.
Next Meeting in December, the Poet for discussion would be, Alison Reed's choice of Michael Rosen, and the theme would be Winter; those of the group who wished to try their hand at writing were encouraged to try writing a 'the sonnet'. ( but not compulsory !)
It was also decided to discuss the Japanese form of 'Haiku' verse.
The group also read 2 poems by Maurice Wicks (1915 - 1967) : Hullavington by Moonlight and Days Gone By
The theme for November was IF I and a collection of poems written by group members are below