Tuesday, May 25, 2010


The Tuesday Poem is up with Leaving the Tableland by New Zealander Kerry Popplewell at the hub. A paean to the over-arching beauty of nature and the smallness of the stuff that shelters us ,it’s the perfect read for a wet day, and is selected by Tim Jones. From there, you have a choice of another 20 poets on the live blog roll who have posted their own poems or poems by others.

So visit Tuesday Poem to read poems by Kerry Popplewell, Katherine Mansfield,  Thomas Hardy, Saradha Koirala, Christopher Meredith, Emily Dickinson, Claire Beynon, Edgar Allen Poe,  Jennifer Compton, Eileen Moeller, Fiona Kidman, Helen Heath, W.H. Oliver,  Pam Morrison, Susan Landry,  Brian Patten, John Griffin,  Tim Jones, Miriam Levine,  and Dylan Thomas. 

What you dive into with the Tuesday Poem is an astonishing community of people who are generous, inclusive and incisive, and who live in different countries but are linked by this NZ-based blog, drawn together by their love of poetry and a desire to share and to learn. The cross-blog conversation is always stimulating and the ‘conversations’ between the poems  often surprising.

Exactly the thing for a wet day.

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