National Poetry Day

Waterloo Tea. Juliette Llewellyn 28.09.17

It’s National Poetry Day and I’m sitting in Waterloo Tea in Wyndham Arcade, Cardiff, where we hold our seasonal Incandescent meetings. I reflect on the sharing of words, friendship and experiences as participants have gathered over the years to read aloud and listen to published poems and lyrics.

I started Incandescent 9 years ago, as I wanted to share my love of poetry with others. I found it easier to hear poems read aloud, than to read alone. Concentration was limited but I could happily listen. Fortunately over the years I have found others who enjoy doing the same!

Reading, writing, listening too and performing poems and currently lyrics has brought me to a deeper understanding of my emotional make up. Poetry and lyrics have saved my sanity many times. Perhaps one day both will save yours too. Maybe they already have…

Our next meeting is Friday 24th November 2017. Keep track of the event via our Incandescent facebook group or twitter ( @incandescentcf ) account.

Incandescent blog

Incandescent You Tube audio (participants talk about their experience of Incandescent – 2011)

Take a look at the hashtag #NationalPoetryDay on twitter too


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