Steve O’Connor came to run this evening for us
Steve who is originally from Manchester, teaches English and Creative Writing and has done poetry performances. He has a book which is to be published this year
He explained lots of aspects of poetry to us – what it is, the themes that are often used, whether poetry should rhyme or not, rhyming schemes, and metres often used.
We had many exercises to try out and we all ‘had a go’ at writing
We shared our attempts. The theme was ‘love’. Many poems were amusing, some serious and thought provoking, and many demonstrated what talented women we have in our group
I think however, that my favourite on the night was Annette’s poem about the love her small son has for his tractor!