Acton: 10 March 2017

Acton Pass On A Poem at the home of Tim Sanderson

An evening of passing on poems is something to look forward to; the various readings are interesting, with very different atmospheres and pleasures brought on by the choice of poems.  On some occasions, we’ve had a predominance of serious poems while other events are much lighter.  Friday was one of the lighter-hearted sessions; it must be spring!

One reader said she went straight home and looked up several of the poems, some by poets she hadn’t read before, and that she had now read some of these to residents in a nursing home.  So, the poems have been passed on yet again.

Acton Pass on a Poem is well structured, with poems sorted into a coherent running order.  When we had to leave the meeting room above the pub where the Acton group began, some of us worried that we would not find a suitable new home.  But people have been so generous with hosting events that our group has gone from strength to strength.

Friday night was a real pleasure and our thanks go to our organiser, Linda, and our host, Tim.  I’m looking forward to the next meeting. [Christine Pearce]

Date of next event: Saturday 20th May

NAME OF READER POEM Poet
VICKI NAYLOR RAIN Mike Cope
ANNE SAWBRIDGE WEEDS Norman Nicholson
ALAN KENT FERN HILL Dylan Thomas
MAGDA CZAJKOWSKA ON THE BOLTON-MANCHESTER LINE Boleslaw Taborski
ANNE WILSON HAPPY THE MAN John Dryden
GEOFF MEAD A RITUAL TO READ TO EACH OTHER William Stafford
JULIE SHIMIELD ODE ON A GRECIAN URN John Keats
JANET SAUNDERS AMONG THE NARCISSI Sylvia Plath
ANNIE HENRY IF BACH HAD BEEN A BEEKEEPER Charles Tomlinson
JOHN HENRY VERSES ON A GROTTO Alexander Pope
MARILYN DAISH NIGHTMARE Brian Keenan
SUE CLEMENTS THE MANOR FARM Edward Thomas
HANNAH KENT MARCH Edward Thomas
TIM SANDERSON SONNET 29, ‘When in disgrace …’ William Shakespeare
CHRISTINE PEARCE BETWEEN 3 AND 4 A.M. Dannie Abse
KATHY HALL APPLEJACK Jacob Polley
ANDREW SHIMIELD POEM Elizabeth Bishop
JUDITH ELLIOTT MY LAST DUCHESS Robert Browning
LINDA TAYLOR EDGE Adam Thorpe
CHRIS NAYLOR WIND Ted Hughes
CATHY JOHNS ESSENTIALS Liz Lochhead
JOANNA BARRETT WALKING IN AUTUMN Frances Horovitz
PAUL VINCENT THE INTERVIEW William Letford
MAUREEN COLLEDGE PICNIC TIME Sylvia Fairley
MARY WHITE ALL IN THE GOLDEN AFTERNOON Lewis Carroll
   

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