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Issue 8 – 12/04/19

a shortform poetry group

love lessons lilacs pressed in a dictionary written by Valentina Ranaldi-Adams (published in Chrysanthemum - Issue 20)

A haiku from this weeks meeting floating swans trailing slivers of light and so my travelling (by Liz Graham)

A Report on meeting up on Thursday April 11th The group started well with a chat about our trip to Brockholes and other trips planned. The talk soon got to the stone circle and round to dowsing and various rituals. It was at that point someone suggested some sort of haiku style celebration in the circle. Mmm! Food for thought. Once again great interest in other shortform and none, as we look at some 'tanshi'. Under the umbrella term that we think Tanshi is we look at poetic phrases in some prose. This group will never cease to surprise me. A thoroughly good gathering and everyone left inspired by something. EPM

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soft rain a spiderweb beaded with dreams Valentina Ranaldi-Adams (published in incense dreams Issue 1.2)

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Diary Dates • The usual meeting at Costa on Thursday starts 10.30 – 11.00 a.m. on the 11th April. • An Outing ‘Earthlings’– we will meet at this vegan café in Bromley Cross, Bolton in the afternoon approx. 1.30 p.m. on the 29th April. • An Outing – Queens Park, Bolton has numerous different settings to inspire us, including walks by the river. Friday 17th May, starting at 10.30 – 11.00 a.m. • We are going back to Brockholes Nature Reserve on June 22nd, meeting at 10.30 – 11.00 a.m. Although a butterfly is but a breath and gonehow real is the darkness when one looks in the heart of a rose. By Karin Larsen.

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