Poetry Breakfast ~ at home
As we are unable to meet together for our Poetry Breakfasts, I invite you to join us for a virtual session instead. So, with the help of Tim, Ali and Hilary, I will share ideas for poems, on a given theme and we invite you to put the coffee on, heat up a croissant, and settle down for a good read.
To quote Elizabeth Alexander: ‘Poetry is what you find/ in the dirt in the corner,//overhear on the bus, God/ in the details, the only way// to get from here to there.’
I suppose this resonates so strongly with me just now, because poetry is proving, for so many of us, to be such an important part of getting from here to there ….
Sending you all much love!
To a Poet a Thousand Years Hence by James Elroy Flecker
What the Chairman Told Tom by Basil Bunting
At the Lake House by Jon Loomis
How to Capture a Poem by Angela Topping
Ars Poetica #100: I Believe by Elizabeth Alexander
The Right Words Geraldine Connolly
Sea’s Answer by Sheenagh Pugh
The Poem of the Future by J R Solonche
The Round by Stanley Koonitz
In My Craft or Sullen Art by Dylan Thomas
Rereading Frost by Linda Pastan
iPoem by George Bilgere
Please add your ideas for poems into the comments box below. If you can’t find online versions to share, just tell us where you found your poem so we can look them up. Feel free to comment on any of the poems, or just simply add your own suggestions.
Call out to poets! We’d love to hear your thoughts on writing and reading poetry – and please feel free to share poems you may have written about writing.
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