Saturday, 23 March 2013

Monday Poetry with Helen Hagemann continues at the Grove on Monday 25th March. This workshop “Writing Love Poems” will help poets towards the upcoming anthology, Australian Love Poems 2013 by Inkerman & Blunt. Poets cited: Charles Olson, Pablo Neruda, John Tranter, Chris Mansell, Eric Beach, Dorothy Porter, and more.  1.00pm start. Coffee and chat in the Grove's Coffee Shop after class.  All welcome!
Venue:  The Grove Library, 1 Leake Street, Cottesloe. (Cnr Napolean St) & close to Cottesloe train station.
Date: Monday 25th March
Time: 1-3.00pm
Australian Love Poems 2013
Cost:  OOTA $15.00, Non-OOTA $20.00




WRITING LOVE POEMS

With Valentine's Day wilting over the hill, we now have a new market for love poems from Inkerman & Blunt (Donna Ward), Australian Love Poems 2013. Therefore, this workshop aims to help you write a sincere, yet effective poem(s). However, “sincere” does not mean trite, twee, sentimental, or clichéd. The challenge is to take an age-old theme and make it fully your own (Robert Graves once said there are only three perennial subjects for poetry – “love, death, and the changing of the seasons”). 

The Perfume of Flowers
                  Charles Olson


The perfume
of flowers! A haw

drops such odour
it stops me

in the wall
of its fall. Love
arrests

Lime-trees
saturate

the night. We walk
in it

On a path jonquils
fill

the air. Love
is a scent.



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