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The theme for February’s meeting was food poems

Updated our little Web site be
With notes from our last reverie
Of dressing and undressing free
And of mystery that perplexes me.
Our next meeting already set
On February 24 at 4 don’t fret.
A light repast awaits, you can bet.
Have I disappointed yet?
Then while our appetites we sate
With abundance from the plate
We shall give over to our fate.
With poems about food, let us celebrate.
 Here are the poems that we read. Thank you for all your contributions. Here’s my tribute to you in the style of William Carlos Williams.
This Is What I Say
I have updated
the site
that is on
the Internet

and which
you were probably
to read

Thank you
Your poems were delicious
so sweet
and so bold

Ben Jonson (1572-1637) – bio
William Carlos Williams (1883-1963) – bio
Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950) – bio
D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930) – bio
Laura Riding (1901-1999) – bio
Another Apple
Donald Hall, U.S. poet laureate  (1928- )
Wang Ping (1957- ) – bio
Robert Southey (1774-1843) – bio
Ogden Nash (1902-1971) – bio
Pablo Neruda (1904-1973) – bio
Jack Prelutsky (1940- ) – bio
Kim Addonizio (1954- ) – bio
Shel Silverstein (1930-1999) – bio
Frank Jacobs – bio
Carol Muske-Dukes (1945- ) – bio

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Our poetry club began on Sunday, March 4…and what a kickoff it was! Our theme was favorite poem or favorite poet. All nine of us took turns reading our favorites which included:

e e cummings – bio

 my father moved through dooms of love

Robert Frostbio

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Joyce Kilmerbio


Christopher Marlowebio

The Passionate Shepherd to His Love

Sir Walter Raleghbio

The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd

Dalia Ravikovitch – bio

In the year to come, in the days to come

Laura Riding bio

The World and I

Theodore Roethkebio

I Knew a Woman
The Waking

Wallace Stevensbio

The House Was Quiet and the World Was Calm

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