This was our last meeting of the term and the theme was “ Home Sweet Home’ and ‘’Heirlooms.’
Anne Stooke managed to come up with two poems that mentioned ‘house’ in the title: ‘The House’ by Robert Minhinnick and ‘My House’ by Robert Louis Stevenson. There were two poems entitled Heirloom(s), one by Kathleen Raine and the other by Amy Grant. and it was manifest how much feeling and personal history can be expressed through an object, in for instance, ‘The Table’ by Maurice Riordan and ‘Grandfather’s Watch’ by UA Fanthorpe.
There were no duplications although one member feared that there would be when she read ‘I remember, I remember’ by Thomas Hood. It was a theme that seemed to resonate with members who between them read an interesting collection of poem