The Poetry Appreciation group meets on the third Friday of each month. In general we cover English poets from Elizabethan to modern poets. Whether you like restoration poets, modernists or romantics we find time to cover the vast spread of poetry that has been handed onto us down the centuries. We also 'distract ourselves with distractions' such as Haiku,Beowulf,poetic forms and more.
Currently we are looking at poetic forms and have been studying the Ode form Sapphice Pindaric and Horation. Horace was a lively Roman poet and was a favourite with some of the restoration poets especially Robert Herrick and his theme of 'carpe diem' which Horace introduced in his poetry.
Above Robert Herrick 1591 -1674
and Quintus Horatius Flaccus 65 - 27BC
Usual activity day: Friday