“Reading and Writing Poetry: Ideas, Inspiration and Imagination” will be on Tuesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. for six sessions, starting Oct. 8 at the Orcas Library. It is facilitated by JoEllen Moldoff.
Section 8 from “Flare”
by Mary Oliver
The poem is not the world.
It isn’t even the first page of the world.
But the poem wants to flower, like a flower.
It knows that much.
It wants to open itself,
like the door of a little temple,
so that you might step inside and be cooled and refreshed,
and less yourself than part of everything.
In this class they will read and discuss a variety of poems by major modern poets for the pleasure of their words, and perhaps to inspire your own writing. All are welcome to join, whether new or experienced readers and/or writers. Class fee is $20 to cover copying and donation to the library, payable at the first class. To register, email email@example.com. Class size is limited to 15.