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!”

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)


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


“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.



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 -

Nkosi sikelel' iAfrika – Enoch Sontonga

Star of Africa

The Value of Trees