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On July 9, we met at Frances’ house to contemplate the weather. Here’s what we discussed.

Dylan Thomas (1914-1953) – Wales ’greatest’ poet – bio

Poem in October

Helen Hunt Jackson (1830-1885) – bio

October’s Bright Blue Weather

Helen Hunt Jackson ca. 1875

Helen Hunt Jackson ca. 1875

ee cummings (1894-1962) –bio

what if much of a which of a wind

Robert Frost  (1874-1963) – bio

A Line-storm Song

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) – bio

Fear no more the heat o’ the sun

Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind

Debora Greger (1949- ) – bio

The Poetry of Bad Weather

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) – bio

Sonnet XVIII – Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?

Frank Wigglesworth Clarke (1847-1931) – bio

An Ode to Pluviculture or The Rhyme of the Rain Machine

Frank Wigglesworth Clarke and Friends

Frank Wigglesworth Clarke and Friends

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Rain did not dampen our poetic spirits on Sunday, July 29, probably because we were sitting in Jan’s sunroom. How can you not feel sunny while sitting in such a room? Our poems for the afternoon included:

John Keats (1795-1817) – bio and biographical context

Sonnet To Sleep

Sonnet (Why Did I Laugh Tonight?)

Dylan Thomas (1914-1953) – Wales ‘greatest’ poet – bio

I Have Longed to Move Away

The Hand That Signed the Paper

Was There A Time

Ray Freed bio

California #40 from his collection called Much Cry Little Wool published in 1990

I couldn’t find this in print on the web, but I did find a video of the poet reading this poem…a must see.

Rena Lee Kofmanbio

To Be Like Moss…

My Skin

Jeffrey Harrison bio

God’s Penis – published most recently in Manthology: Poems on the Male Experience, it appears also to have been published in Harrison’s own collection entitled Incomplete Knowledge in 2006. I was able to find the poem in print on-line although The Southern Review wants to charge you for it.

Narda Bush

Noodling – also from Manthology: Poems on the Male Experience, I couldn’t find any thing anywhere about this poet or this poem. In short, it’s a fun play on words involving a nice Italian story and pasta.

Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935) – winner of 3 Pulitzer Prizes for poetry

Miniver Cheevy analysis

Robert Browning (1812-1889) – bio

My Last Duchess

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