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We laughed and laughed to welcome the summer sun of Karen’s kitchen on June 8. Billy Collins inspires us.

Humor is just an ingredient.  It’s one of the humours if you will of the human spirit, as well as grief and loneliness and whatever other emotional notes we are able to flag on ourselves. I don’t see why it needs to be questioned. You could just as easily ask why is there so much seriousness in poetry?   –Billy Collins 

Billy Collins (1941- ) – bio

The Revenant

I Chop Some Parsley While Listening to Art Blakey’s Version of “Three Blind Mice”

Roger McGough (1937- ) – bio

Survivor

Ogden Nash (1902-1971) – bio

A Word to Husbands

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) – bio

I’m Nobody! Who Are You?

John Hollander (1929 – ) – bio

Being Stung by a Bee on the Lexington Avenue Local

Bee on a Flower

Bee on a Flower by dad 9-1-08

Edward Lear (1812-1888) – bio

The Owl and the Pussycat

The Owl and the Pussycat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Jumblies

The Jumblies

Dog Haiku

Ogden Nash

The Cow

The Ostrich

The Turtle

The Parent

The Fly

The Termite

Song of the Open Road

The Panther (audio)

The Eel

The Hippopotamus

The Dog

Shel Silverstein (1930-1999) – bio

Anteater

Messy Room

Dorothy Parker (1893-1967) – bio

Resumeaudio

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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
waiting
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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On Sunday, October 21, we indulged in high tea at Karen’s house and read the following poems:

Wislawa Szymborska (1923- ) Nobel prize winner, 1996 –  bio

The Railroad Station

Anne Sexton (1928-1974) – bio

Just Once

Walt Whitman (1819-1892) – bio

The Last Invocation

Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) – bio

A Supermarket in California

Morning

Ogden Nash (1902-1971) – bio

Song the Open Road – a parody of Joyce Kilmer’s Trees

Patricia MacLachlan & Emily MacLachlan Charest – Patricia’s bio, Emily’s bio

Once I Ate a Pie

Wang Ping (1957- ) – bio

Syntax

Edwin Morgan (1920- ) – bio

A View of Things

Strawberries – audio by Hamish White and Liz Cameron

Siesta of a Hungarian Snake

Loch Ness Monster’s Song –audio

Paul Muldoon (1951- ) – bio, profile in The New York Times

A Hummingbird

Tupak Shakur (1971-1996)

Untitled rap “Please wake me when I’m free”

Jane Hirshfield (1953- ) – bio

The Stone of Heaven

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