As an postscript to Geoff’s excellent presentation on John Donne last Thursday, he is kindly furnishing us all with the attached brief biography of the great Metaphysical poet: John Donne brief-bio.
Monthly Archives: June 2013
Put the Roundhouse on your schedule for Thursday, June 27th, when Geoff Mynett will revisit his high school days to excavate wonderful poems and biographical gems about John Donne, the marvellous Metaphysical poet. Some of the Donne poems Geoff will be focusing on include:
“The Good Morrow”
“Song: Go and catch a falling star”
“The Sun Rising”
“Death, be not proud (Holy Sonnet 10)”
“Break of Day”
“Holy Sonnet IV: Oh my black soul!”
The previous blog obviously requires some clarification: Year end for the Roundhouse Community Centre is June 30. Therefore all memberships will need to be renewed sometime this month. Unless you have renewed, the system at Roundhouse will not allow you to register for the Roundhouse Poetry Circle sessions and you will need to do this again starting with the July meeting. The folks at the Roundhouse are very helpful and accommodating and will answer any questions with a call to (604) 713-1800 .
Folks, we need to emphasize the importance of joining the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre (please note that it is a mere $4.00 per year for seniors!) and then registering for the Roundhouse Poetry Circle meetings. The Roundhouse Community Centre has generously provided us with a room at no charge and it is only fair and reasonable that we join their organization, especially given their very reasonable fee. To date, only seven people have registered for our meetings. At this rate we run the risk of conveying the impression that there is minimal interest in our group, with the consequent danger of losing our venue. Please go to http://www.roundhouse.ca/, click on “Registration and Services” and follow the prompts. Or simply call their front office at 604-713-1800. Please take the time to do this today so that the administration at the Roundhouse Community Centre is aware of the fact that the Roundhouse Poetry Circle is alive and well.