“Poetry should surprise by a fine excess and not by singularity—it should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance.” —

John Keats, from On Axioms and the Surprise of Poetry.

If you like reading poetry, old and new, or you write verses of your own to read to the Group, do join us for a very informal meeting on the 1st Tuesday in the month at 2 p.m. on Zoom. 

If you would like to take part, please contact Iris Ward at groupsInfo@looeu3a.org

Here is the poetry programme for 2023:

14th Feb: Poet – John Masefield, Our own verses – Seaside Poems

7th March: Poet – Carol Ann Duffy, Our own verses – Song lyrics

4th April: Poet – Robert Browning, Our own verses – Flowers

2nd May: Poet – Hannah Lowe, Our own verses – Weather

6th June: Poet – Walter de la Mare, Our own verses – Animals

4th July: Poet – Denise Levertov, Our own verses – Holidays

1st Aug: Poet – Philip Larkin, Our own verses – Trees

5th Sept: Poet – Charles Causley, Our own verses – Countryside

3rd Oct: Poet – John Betjeman, Our own verses – Cornwall

7th Nov: Poet – Robert Frost, Our own verses – Winter

5th Dec: Poet – Christmas, Our own verses – Nostalgia