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This Month's Poet's Night Out Meeting

October Meeting

The October meeting will be Thursday, Oct 27 at 7:00PM.

The assignment for that meeting is to write a whimsical poem.

Whimsy is defined by Mirriam-Webster as "a fanciful or fantastic device, object, or creation especially in writing or art." Consider this example by David Ignatow:


The Bagel

I stopped to pick up the bagel
rolling away in the wind,
annoyed with myself
for having dropped it
as if it were a portent.
Faster and faster it rolled,
with me running after it
bent low, gritting my teeth,
and I found myself doubled over
and rolling down the street
head over heels, one complete somersault
after another like a bagel
and strangely happy with myself.