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One Page Poetry Circle Archive

 

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Welcome to the Virtual One Page Poetry Circle!

Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Theme: Poetry and Clouds

Find a poem! Send a poem by email!

We're back for the fourteenth spring season of the One Page Poetry Circle where people examine the works of established poets. While there is no instructor and this is not a workshop for personal writing, once a month OPPC gives everyone a place to become teachers and learners to explore the form, content, language and meaning of poetry. Since the circle began, participants have selected and discussed 1374 poems and have read countless others in pursuit of poetry that speaks to them.

This spring we will gather virtually, by email. We ask you to send us the poems you have selected on the subject of Poetry and Clouds, with a comment on why you chose them. We'll share the poems with you through our blog and by email.

Our theme for May is Clouds. Clouds vary from fierce and menacing to fluffy and white and are often seen as harbingers of our moods. Joni Mitchell's popular song, "Both Sides Now," presents clouds as "Rows and floes of angel hair" that can also "block the sun":

  • I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now
  • From up and down, and still somehow
  • It’s cloud illusions I recall
  • I really don’t know clouds at all.

Clouds can also show us the ethereal. The Scottish Neo-Romantic poet W. S. Graham explores the nature of "real" in his three-part poem "Enter a Cloud." The poem begins:

  • Gently disintegrate me
  • Said nothing at all.
  • Is there still time to say
  • Said I myself lying
  • In a bower of bramble
  • Into which I have fallen.
  • Look through my eyes up
  • At blue with not anything
  • We could have ever arranged
  • Slowly taking place.

Can't locate a poem you want to send with clouds? Check out Poetry Foundation or poets.org.

In the meantime, please blog with us at onepagepoetrycircle.wordpress.com.

Spring 2022 Schedule
May 10: Clouds

Abigail Burnham Bloom, abigailburnhambloom(at)gmail(dot)com
AnnaLee Wilson, annalee(at)kaeserwilson(dot)com

 


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