We had books for sale and packs of poetry p f cards but saw our role mainly as engaging with people and talking about what we do,
We were of course very willing to read them a poem. They had only to draw a title from a glass bowl. Another option was to write a haiku to hang on our ‘tree’
and some people did after enjoying the examples. Or, they could add to a line written on one side of a bookmark. We even had a calligrapher at hand to celebrate their creativity. When the rain came he continued his work under a plastic sheet.
One of the pleasures of the afternoon was the conversations we had with pleasant and interesting people. We hope that the afternoon brought
greater awareness of the Shortlands Poetry Circle.