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!
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
T-rex arms flailing past face
Extinction is nigh
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/