Understanding Poetry

Poetry Reading

  • We cover all aspects of Poetry and the schedule is very wide-ranging, from Emily Dickinson and Elizabethan Poetry, to the Lakeland poets and Curious and Comical Verse.  We are not a “high-brow” group, just a bunch of people who enjoy reading poetry and have many laughs along the way.

  • Val Dunn has kindly taken over as Group Leader of the Poetry Group. She has also chosen to re-name it “The Poetry Reading Group”.
    Meetings are to start again in the New Year. They will be informal and held in members’ homes on the first Monday of the month at 2pm.
    Val will host the first meeting in her own home and, to get things off to a good start, members are asked to bring along their favourite poem(s).

    New members are welcome to come along and enjoy what promises to be a very pleasant, friendly and relaxing Monday afternoon.

    For more details, please use the Contact Us page or telephone
    Val. 01673 862562

Organiser: Val Dunn


A poem for now

  • Loveliest of trees, the cherry now


  • Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
    Is hung with bloom along the bough,
    And stands about the woodland ride
    Wearing white for Eastertide.
    Now, of my threescore years and ten,
    Twenty will not come again,
    And take from seventy springs a score,
    It only leaves me fifty more.
    And since to look at things in bloom
    Fifty springs are little room,
    About the woodlands I will go
    To see the cherry hung with snow.