A Book of One’s Own

How delightful to be able to sit on the banks of The River Avon in the town of Stratford upon Avon. There is no other river whose fine, wooden rowing boats are named after Shakespeare’s characters: Orsino, Banquo, Rosalind, Benedict…to name a few; where white swans swim up and down the banks and the willow trees sway, shading the benches, rustling as the rowers stride passed. This is the home of the Royal Shakespeare Company…good company indeed!

Oh and to read a little poetry of one’s own!

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Performing Poetry #StratfordPoetryFestival

“Friends, Romans, countrymen lend me your ears!”

What great enthusiasm and energy at The Stratford upon Avon Poetry Festival!

Directly outside Shakespeare’s birthplace in the heart of the town, we gathered an audience and recited a varied selection of poems, written by the choicest poets (from sonnets to comical rhymes). It’s not an easy task but it’s a great pleasure to join happy, like minded people for whom poetry is a joy.

Our T-shirts read ‘Shakespeare lives here, Stratford Poetry Festival 2015’