Pens Meeting Report 19 June 2018

 With a simple theme of ‘Summer’, who would have thought that the season would fill the room as wonderfully as it did today!

light nature sky sunset

Summer – such a simple word but here, is was skilfully drawn into a host of different material; beautiful, funny, inspiring, shocking, poetic, poignant, we had it all today.

  • The Summer heat of Nepal, was heightened with a recounting of the murder of the Royal family and the ensuing civil unrest at the disastrous news as described by Val with her usual eloquent delivery.
  • Another Summer Holiday tale involved mostly a spouse’s falling over everywhere, fortunately sustaining only minor injuries, not funny on the surface, but hilarious when you know that background of those involved. We feel for you Irene!
  • A poem of Love which could be shared well on a Summer’s evening, we hope it will be well received.
  • A piece of Prose Poetry beautifully encapsulated the rigors of travelling alone, but also the positives that can be found if you just look for them, Christine is certainly proving that the pen can be mightier than the sword!
  • The State of Summer can really last as long as you want it to, if you have the right outlook on life and indeed this author certainly has! Thank you Elizabeth.
  • The Summer Solstice was at the heart of a well-crafted poem from Shareen. This was followed by a beautifully described idyllic scene in the Spanish Islands that was rocked by the front page local news of an amateur heist of the village launderette!
  • A review of Summer time events in a poem from David was well received.
  • An ethereal body encapsulating the spirit of Summer was floated out exquisitely by Jude to the avid listeners.

With time to spare, the summer theme was stretched a little for a second round of sharing, but flexibility is good.

  • Elizabeth delighted us with pieces that included a mythical ‘Mugwamp’ in the Isle of Mull and a piece of Crazy Paving cemented into a clever ‘graphical’ poem.
  • Christine shared more of her daily thoughts and concerns around heath issues set out in a piece of cathartic writing which moved everyone in one way of another.
  • Irene rounded off the proceedings with a piece of fun set in transformative if fictional moonlight.

Thanks were offered to all participants for their contributions and comments.



About David Rollason

I am a writer, creative, inventive, observant, but the results are for you the reader to decide. There are things in my head constantly that I need to get out and into a readable form and this for now is my preferred medium. I am a simple being with complex workings. I am a complex being with simple logic. I am really just..... me.
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