A dedicated committee of local poets and poetry-lovers arrange a monthly poetry program that includes many award-winning and local poets. These programs take place on the fourth Sunday of the month in the meeting room of the library. (Because of the library renovations, programs are currently being held at the Claremont United Church of Chirst.) Readings are free and open to the public. Light refreshments are served. Find their Facebook page here.
The Lake Isle of Innisfree
I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,
And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made;
Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honey-bee,
And live alone in the bee-loud glade.
And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow,
Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings;
There midnight’s all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow,
And evening full of the linnet’s wings.
I will arise and go now, for always night and day
I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore;
While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements grey,
I hear it in the deep heart’s core.
---William Butler Yeats
Monthly Poetry Reading