Lanark & District u3a
A man of import to the town of Lanark A man of culture and wisdom and wealth A joiner and builder, he went off to London Then to Australia, to improve his health.
This man, Charles Lindsay, returned then to Lanark And down hill from the town he purchased some land... etc.
As a small group, we play with words, write poetry on specific issues - sometimes on things which are in the news, challenge ourselves with different poetry forms: haikus, cinquains, sonnets and others. We share techniques and experiences for the wide range of different styles.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less traveled by and that has made all the difference.
There are poems that have, literally, changed our lives, because they have changed the way we look and listen to the world; there are poems that, on repeated reading, have gradually revealed to us areas of our own experience.
The year's at the spring
and day's at the morn
Morning's at seven
the hillside's dew pearled
The lark's on the wing
the snail's on the thorn
God's in his heaven
All's right with the world
Poetry as your own expression
It is a profound insight that enables a poet to idealize reality and to see things or situations from a particular, and possibly different, angle. They have the ability to express their feelings in such a way as to delight or challenge the readers.
Group Leader's comments
"Most of us have a natural and instinctive ability to write poems, but often this innate skill requires practice. Sharing with others will give you a lot of confidence whether you are an absolute beginner or if you have already written many poems. Please join us to share. You will be very welcome."
All in green went my love riding
on a great horse of gold
into the silver dawn.
four lean hounds crouched low and smiling
the merry deer ran before.
Fleeter be they than dappled dreams
the swift sweet deer
the red rare deer.
Four red roebuck at a white water
the cruel bugle sang before.
EE Cummings (extract)
Group Leader - Muriel Burns
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
When - Monthly on 4th Thursday - 2:30pm
Where - Lanark
Cost - None
Disability access - Yes