t was always going to be dangerous, allowing nine poets from different parts of the world all gather in one spot, but, mercifully, Saturday’s sonneteer shindig went off peacefully.
That this unique event at The Hot Spot attracted a full house speaks volumes about the poets involved.
And the fact that they’ve got lots and lots of good friends. Who, for two whole hours, are willing to pretend they like poetry.
We were saddened to hear that not one of the nine leading rhymesters present managed to conjure up a good Limerick, a failing we pointed out to local ringleader, Frances Browner. The lady felt our pain, and sent us this…
A robust crusade of lusty bards Gathered in the Hot Spot and Boat Yard At rhyming, they were swell Haiku, ballad, villanelle, but In Greystones, no free lovin’ on their cards
Nice. Congrats to Browner and the gang, which also included special guest Colm Keegan, along with Bernadette Gallagher (Cork), Bobbie Sparrow (Galway), Dick Edelstein (Spain), Iseult Healy (Sligo), Karin Molde (Germany), Leslie Thomas (Winsconsin), Roisin Browne (Dublin) and Shelley Tracey (Lisburn).
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