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. When that space is not available, the alternate meeting space is the Claremont Forum, 568 W. First St. (in the Packing House). Readings are free and open to the public. Light refreshments are served. Find their Facebook page here.
The wild duck startles like a sudden thought,
And heron slow as if it might be caught.
The flopping crows on weary wings go by
And grey beard jackdaws noising as they fly.
The crowds of starnels whizz and hurry by,
And darken like a clod the evening sky.
The larks like thunder rise and suthy round,
Then drop and nestle in the stubble ground.
The wild swan hurries height and noises loud
With white neck peering to the evening cloud.
The weary rooks to distant woods are gone.
With lengths of tail the magpie winnows on
To neighboring tree, and leaves the distant crow
While small birds nestle in the edge below.
October 22 Fourth Sunday