NWR Poole recently had a special treat! Beth Calverley, spoken word poet and granddaughter of one of the members ran a Zoom workshop. It started with members giving Beth thoughts about their lives which she gathered and used to create a poem – on the spot!
We thought that you might like it too, so here is the image of the poem! It was a novel and very interesting experience. We were all involved with the process and very much enjoyed Beth’s performance of our collaborated creation!
If you think your group would enjoy a Poetry Workshop, see Beth’s website details below:-
Our Lucky Lists
a collaboration between members of NWR Poole and Beth Calverley
Notes from the conversation:
My lucky list: loving family, caring friends, beautiful home, walks to the sea
"What peace there may be in silence"
We've had a lot of silence recently
Monday - such a beautiful day
"each little bird that sings"
They were going bonkers!
A lovely little book - sketches of St Ives
"the sound of the waves and gulls for company"
Girls of the sea
A warm feeling to another person
The loveliest season of the year - longing and togetherness
"this gives life to thee"
Cornish beaches - Loue Valley and Harbour, where I went as a child and teenager
An autograph book entry upside down
"May the task is hard and the way ahead seems rough / and yet in all the trails you meet you find you've strength enough"
"Grant me the serendipity"
Bookshelf fell down - surrounded by books to sort out
"Mum and Dad" - a beautiful thing
"You live life to the fullest / and each day brings out the best."
"Can't we shake hands"
So relevant at the moment
Looking at the harbour
A view that changes every day but doesn't change
Amazing - it's all grey - you know that bluish grey
No boats on the water - waiting for next week
Excitement of a tanker!
Reflections after reading the notes:
How grateful, conscious we are of and for the sea
Caring thread going through - really good friends
How emotional we're feeling - about life - I didn't know - bring back to the surface
How many brought your children into the conversations
Very emotional - the times we're living in
we're all missing our family - touchy feeling
Trust - we love you for sharing it
© Beth Calverley
The Poetry Machine
07810 872 602
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