Jenni also wrote a delightful cinquain – using Adelaide Crapsey’s structure of a five line stanza, stressed in the following pattern: 1,2,3,4,1. These American cinquains as they are known tend to be constructed using traditional iambics.
Her poem was an innovative idea – she wrote about how beach pebbles seem to change in appearance from looking magnificent when wet to ordinary and grey when they have dried out. Jenni says her shelves are full of such drab stones.
Jan read some recent additions to her beautiful poem, India. This poem is a fantastic piece of writing, invoking the local colour, sights, sounds, smells and culinary delights of this amazing place.
I read to the group a selection of my 9-11 poems, which finished a charming evening of conversation and poetry recital.