Easter Monday

Easter is behind us, but spring resurrection is just beginning here in Central Massachusetts. The daffodils have popped out everywhere and so have the forsythia giving us sunshine even when the day is cloudy and gray. The iris will be next…

Last night’s celebration of National Poetry Month was a delightful success. The eighteen  poems read, captivated and transformed the audience. After the public reading the library’s community room resounded with animation and laughter. To top it off, the Louise Bogan poets returned home with a renewed commitment to develop their poems.

Here’s a list, in no particular order, of the readers and the poems read:

1. Richard Letarte—Tinkers To Evers To Chance by Franklin Pierce Adams and                                                  6 to 4 to 3 by Jim Biggie

2. Ann Descoteaux—Personal Helicon by Seamus Heaney

3. Jan VanVaerenewyck—The Owl And The Pussycat by Edward Lear

4. Ona Brown —The Wind In The Window Flower by Robert Frost

5. Larry Swope—The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

6. Latrice Cooper— Women Child Lost In Dreams by James Cavanaugh

7. Nancy Tremblay—I Dreamt I Was Dead,  Author Unknown

8. Larry Bennett—Praying by Mary Oliver

9. Kate McCarron—My Papa’s Waltz by Theodore Roethke

10. Ruth Ste. Marie—Casey At The Bat by Ernest Thayer

11. Emily Holman—Shake The Dust by Anis Mojgani

12. Paula Botch—March Madness by Douglas Sturgill

13. Chris Coleman—Homage To My Hips by Lucille Clifton and

I Could Have Lost You by Jeanette Maes

14. Regina McGee—The Canyon Wren by Gary Snyder

15. Pat Vandenberg—Invocation by Charles Butterfield

16. Marie Mueller— My Family’s Sleeping Late Today by Jack Prelutsky

17. Joyce Heon— Lullaby Of The Onion by Miguel Hernandez and

Leek Street by Laure-Anne Bosselaar

18. Lindsay Morand—Boston Is Like No Other Place In The World by E.B. White

About versealive

Founder of the Louise Bogan Chapter of the Massachusetts State Poetry Society, grandmother of five budding poets, and married to Richard who writes poems for birthday parties.
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