More Than Meets the Eye

 

Like the Transformer AutoBots, there is more than meets the eye in each and everyone of us. There are dreams, desires and dreads.

As this new year starts…

  • what dreams will you decide to follow?
  • which desires will you decide to pursue?
  • how much more brave will you be to face some dreads?

Like the Transformer AutoBots, YOU are not alone at Transformers Toastmasters Club in your journey of learning and development in self-confidence, communication and leadership.

And YOU are not alone – we all know that there is more to YOU than meets the eye!

See you Monday night, 22nd January at 18h30 as we continue to TRANSFORM together and show the world that there is MORE TO US THAN MEETS THE EYE! Guests always welcome.

Seasons greeting

To one and all

A touch of the poetic

How have you been influenced by

Poetry takes so many forms: epic classical poetry:

“Alone stood brave Horatius, but constant still in mind;
Thrice thirty thousand foes before, and the broad flood behind…”

Blank verse of Shakespeare:

“Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears;
I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him;”

Romantic verse:

“To cease upon the midnight with no pain,
While thou art pouring forth thy soul abroad in such an ecstasy!”
 (Keats)

With Bob Dylan winning the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature, popular songs are clearly included:

“Come mothers and fathers throughout the land
And don’t criticize what you can’t understand”
(The Times They are a-Changin’)

“I let it fill my head with dreams
And I had to have them all”
(Locomotive by Guns n' Roses)

Lullabies:

“Tula Tu Tula baba Tula sana
Tul'umam 'uzobuya ekuseni”

Hymns:

“Nkosi sikelel' iAfrika
Maluphakanyisw' uphondo lwayo,”

On Monday, 23rd October every participant at our club meeting will bring along a line or 10 from the poem that influenced them most. You will hear these lines as the person is introduced. We may even hear speakers weave poetry into their prepared project speeches.

Everyone is welcome, just be there at 18h30.

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References:

Horatius At The Bridge – Thomas Babington, Lord Macaulay

William Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar Act III, scene II

Ode to a Nightingale by John Keats

The Times They are a-Changin’ – Bob Dylan (Robert Allen Zimmerman)

Suzanne – Leonard Cohen

Locomotive – Guns ‘n Roses

Oktobermaand – C Louis Leipoldt - https://skoorblok.wordpress.com/2007/10/01/oktobermaand-c-louis-leipoldt/

Nkosi sikelel' iAfrika – Enoch Sontonga http://www.metrolyrics.com/south-africa-anthem-text-lyrics-national-anthem.html

Star of Africa