Understanding Poetry

Poetry for Pleasure

  • 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.

  • The group meets on the 1st Monday of the month at 2pm, at the convenor’s home. 

  • Unfortunately meetings have been cancelled until further notice

Convenor: Sheila Gravells :  Phone: 01522 826893 


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.