|Doesn't this just say "spring is here"?|
Yesterday, however, when the rain was still light, I ventured out to the teashop, TEAPOTES (www.tea-potes.com/) in Anduze, to give a poetry reading with my good friend Sharon Black, a Scottish poet I've mentioned here in an earlier posting. She and her husband Alex and their daughters live in the Cevennes, and during the last few years we've become such good friends that Sharon and I work together on polishing our poems, giving and accepting advice from each other. It's a system that's working well, and yesterday, with an audience of friends and poetry-lovers in the upstairs room of TEAPOTES, we dealt with the question "What makes a poem?" For more about Sharon, you can google her name directly or go to the site www.gardoussel.com which is the retreat she and Alex have been running for some years now. A truly wonderful place.
Here we are, Sharon and I, yesterday, having just finished our reading, and feeling mighty pleased... neither of us threw up or fainted, always a concern for writers before a public event...
|Poetry, after all, is meant to be heard as well as read.....|
|Are we happy, or what? We survived! and it was FUN!|