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Poetry with friends @ Whitley Bay ………. Humour and The Mind 8th October

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Climbing the walls

The Priory room at Whitley Bay Library is the setting for our regular fortnightly ‘Poetry with Friends’ at Whitley Bay. The broad subject this time was ‘Humour’ & ‘The Mind’, so no surprise really that we opened with an offering from the late Spike Milligan.

The remaining poems of the session were as set out below.

If anyone would like to join us the meetings until Christmas are as follows:

Thursday 30th October – 11am – 1pm ‘Otherness’

Thursday 13th Nov – 11am – 1pm ‘Secrets’

Thursday 27th Nov – 11am – 1pm ‘Previously’

Thursday 11th Dec – 11am – 1pm ‘Open session, bring any poems, including your own’

Oz Hardwick – Elvis lives next door

Stu Klotzenburg – Computer brat

Robert Browning – Porphyria

Natalie Smith – A farewell note from mummy

Vicky Johnson – November

Daniel Torendon – Insomnia

Maggie Dickerson – Depression

D Mulvey – An autumn coffee by the river

Walter de la Mer – The Listeners

Jean Sprackland – Sleeping keys

Carol Ann Duffy – Haversham

John Clare – I am

Wendel Berry – Breaking

Kinglsey Amis – Yo weary wayfairer

Philp Larkin – This be the Verse

Daniel Torenden – Winter

Roger McGough – Scintilate

Sim Smith – Dead Parrot


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