Poetry Party #3


Things that happen at a Poetry Party: reading, pie-eating, and phone-checking.

Things that happen at a Poetry Party: reading, pie-eating, and phone-checking.

We successfully held our third annual Poetry Party! Not everyone likes poetry, so we always try to keep things light-hearted and fun… Once again, it was a successful night with plenty of food and wine, and both very good and very bad poetry.

Seriously, one of the highlights of the night was reading from a book titled ‘Very Bad Poetry’, including a poem about a very large cheese, and a poem written in baby talk. Also amusing, we discovered a new favorite poet by the name of Ogden Nash, who is know for his humorous but clever work. One of the Poetry Party attendants also read their own creation, a piece of verse inspired by the Illinois prairie; well done!

Stumped trying to write a group haiku.

Stumped trying to write a group haiku.

Something to try for next time: ever heard of six word stories? Finally, we also wrote some collaborative haikus, as we’ve done in years past. Here is a small sampling:

Cake is best eaten

White inside with white frosting

I’m a cake racist

Hidden in the snow

Sheaves waiting for spring rainfall

Harvest by autumn

Dinosaur boxing

T-rex arms flailing past face

Extinction is nigh

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Poetry Party #2: https://rjsmith2.wordpress.com/2011/03/20/poetry-party-2/

Poetry Party #1: https://rjsmith2.wordpress.com/2010/02/16/poetry-party/

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