December meeting 2013

We had a cracking meeting last night with Jo at the helm. There were 23 poets in the room and we welcomed two or three newcomers. Subject-matter ranged from wildlife (including eagle, parrot, frog-spawn, slug, butterfly and badger) to recipes, jazz and football. Poems on the “Frost” theme included an obituary for David Frost. One poem was followed by prolonged applause, cheering and stamping of feet; I don’t think this has happened before!

Congratulations to Paul Rogers for his winning entry “Feast of Memory” in the Somerset Short Story Competition,
http://www.somersetshortstorycompetition.co.uk/
and to David Cloke for his poem “Antenna”, awarded first prize by Alyson Hallett, judge for the East Coker competition.
http://www.eastcokerpoetry.org.uk/competitions

Our next meeting will be on Monday 2nd December in the Function Room upstairs at the Fountain Inn at the bottom of St Thomas Street, Wells, 7.45 for an 8pm start. Morag will be in the chair. She has set an optional theme “Festive”. If you’d like to join us for the Fountain’s £10 supper beforehand, please get in touch (amaboltonathotmaildotcom) by Sunday 10th November so that we can book enough tables.

Hans Hofmann was a painter. His words below are equally true of writing.

Eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.

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