Meeting of November 13th 2018 Arrivals and Departures

This topic seemed to strike a chord with members and there was an interesting range of poems.

A baby arrived, a pet departed. Among others there was the famous villanelle ‘One Art’ by Elizabeth Bishop’, ‘The Whitsun Weddings’ by Philip Larkin. Moniza Alvi’s ‘Arrival 1946’ about a post-war immigrant’s initial experience of England (finding it a strange place) and Thomas Hardy’s ‘The Departure Platform.

The Witsun Wedding

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