LAWRENCE POETRY DAY: LOVE AND NATURE IN LAWRENCE'S POEMS

Saturday May 8th 2021 .
10 am till noon - lunch - 2 pm till 4. 

Everyone welcome - we will send out a zoom link nearer the date.

PROGRAMME:

MALCOLM GRAY.
'Look! We Have Come Through!'
Theme: Love and Loss.
Poems to be considered:
MONOLOGUE OF A MOTHER.
GLOIRE DE DIIJON.
HISTORY.
A YOUNG WIFE.
A poem to be considered briefly:
SHE LOOKS BACK.

ISABEL DIXON.
Love and fear in: 'Birds, Beasts and Flowers'.
Focus-poems:
BAT.
BABY TORTOISE.
AUTUMN IN TAOS.
but more poems will be referred to in the presentation.


MALCOLM PITTOCK.
The poet articulating his experience more fully, and his 'demon' more faithfully, by altering some earlier poems, as explained by Lawrence himself in his 'Forward' and 'Note' to his COLLECTED POEMS 1928.
Poems to be considered:
THE WILD COMMON (2 versions).
VIRGIN YOUTH (2 versions)?
PIANO (at least 3 versions?). 


BOB HAYWARD.
Theme: Living with his Love of Nature to the end.
'Last Poems'.
To be considered, 5 poems originally one long poem:
DEMIURGE.
THE WORK OF CREATION.
RED GERANIUM AND GODLY MIGNONETTE
BODILESS GOD
THE BODY OF GOD.
and:
TABERNACLE.
SHADOWS . (Especially 11 lines beginning: 'And if as Autumn deepens ......')
Poem to be generally discussed:
THE MAN OF TYRE.

It is hoped that people will try to pre-read these poems to help us get the most out of each session. 

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