Another Poetry Reading

31 Oct
smiley face stickers

smiley face stickers (Photo credit: South Carolina’s Northern Kingdom)

You may remember the poetry reading I gave in September at Walthew House, which supports Stockport’s blind and deaf people.  I gave another this morning.  No microphone juggling today – we all sat around a table.

Last time, it was mostly doom and gloom about my years in South Africa; this time, I read lighthearted poems by other poets, and poems of my own along similar themes.

The group is delightful and kept me on my toes because some of them, as readers, are much more knowledgeable about poets than I am.

Despite the dry mouth and two full glasses of water – excuse me while I pop to the loo again – I really enjoyed myself.

And so did they: I’ve been invited to come back in the spring.

This year, I tell ya – I’m loving it.


18 Responses to “Another Poetry Reading”

  1. laurieanichols October 31, 2013 at 16:05 #

    That is so wonderful. I am so happy for you dear Tilly :). This is a year that keeps on giving, a true gift. You are making your mark and that is something to be proud of, I am. 🙂 Hooray for Tilly!


  2. Zubaria October 31, 2013 at 16:08 #

    Amazing 😀


  3. slpmartin October 31, 2013 at 16:43 #



  4. Elaine - I used to be indecisive October 31, 2013 at 18:49 #

    Well done you! How wonderful for it to be so well received that you have been invited back. 🙂


  5. colonialist October 31, 2013 at 20:41 #

    You are becoming a performer as well as a poet!


  6. sharechair October 31, 2013 at 20:44 #

    An invite to return is certainly the equivalent of a big stamp of approval!!! Yay, you! 🙂


  7. October 31, 2013 at 22:34 #

    Wonderful, you must be on a real high. I’m so glad you’re having good times. Vx


  8. Terry October 31, 2013 at 22:52 #

    I am glad you are more relaxed this time and enjoying it!!! Yeah!


  9. Three Well Beings November 1, 2013 at 06:48 #

    How wonderful for you to have felt the success! You’ve really found something that speaks to your love of poetry and allows you to share. Very nice, Tilly!


  10. idiosyncratic eye November 1, 2013 at 18:20 #

    Ooooh. 😉


  11. bluebee November 2, 2013 at 21:39 #

    Smiley face, indeed 😀


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