Next sessions and a new poem

The next meeting of the Stoke Stanza will be on Tuesday October 2nd at The Leopard Pub, Market Street, Burslem, starting at  7.30pm. We’ll discuss the current edition of ‘Poetry Review’ with the aim of providing feedback to the Poetry Society in London. Please bring your own copy.
The next Stanza meeting when writers are invited to read and share their own work will be at The Leopard on Tuesday October 23rd at 7.30pm.
All are welcome. Admission free.

Also – don’t miss: Simon Armitage at Keele University, a charity reading on 17th October.

To tide us all over until then, here’s a poem from John Creber, a poet and illustrator whose work covers The Potteries and the Staffordshire Moorlands. Check out John’s website.
His poem, Oakmeadow Ford was read by Roger McGough on The One Show and John received encouraging feedback.


Oakmeadow Ford

Where the towpath meets the river, there’s a special place indeed –
Miles away from city life and all its endless greed.
Where the day is never troubled by the rush hour and the clock
And the only sign of traffic is a boat within the lock.

And when the sun decides to shine and no-one else is near
And Mother Nature’s whisper is the only thing you hear,
When half-an-hour of peace and quiet could be all you need,
The towpath meets the river at a special place, indeed.


About theleopard66

I am a member of the Stoke Stanza of The Poetry Society and run a bi-monthly Poems & Pints event in Alsager.
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