Poetry Club May 2019

I’m in New Mexico, and many of the members are traveling. Tece and Susan met for May poem sharing.

Susan shared two poems, “Beware” by Kevin Fearing and “The End and The Beginning” by Wisława Szymborska.

“Beware” is my kind of poem…taking everyday life and expressing those bothersome thoughts that I often feel. Szymborska’s poem about the aftermath of war went straight to my heart…she put me right there, and I recommend you read this poem!

Tece shared “How do I Love Thee?” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. When I read it I realized this is another of those poems I know the first line, but surely have never heard the poem in its entirety. One more wonderful thing about poetry club. I read up on Browning (as I wasn’t there to hear Tece’s background information, which is a part of poetry club!) Quite a life!