Great meeting! It sure was fun to see all you folks in one place at one time. Thank you for bringing all the goodies - the almonds and sunflower seeds, the grapes, the biscottis and anything else I may have neglected to mention.
We each read the poem that we'd brought. Two people anticipated the suggestion that we make copies for each other next time. We discussed the possible meaning of "negative capability," taking it to mean the quality of acceptance without judgment where it allows a writer to address shocking or culturally prejudged issues. Poems by Ira Sadoff, Jean Parrish, and Patricia Kett were read aloud and discussed. Another topic of conversation was voice....finding your voice.
"I'm afraid we will have to let you go," a line of text chosen at random became the subject for 12 minutes of spontaneous writing.
A second meeting of this group will be held on Wednesday, May 9, at 1 pm at Marileta Robinson's house in Milanville.