Simply, we meet to read poems. This is not a performance or an intellectual study. We focus on self-study and are looking at the three centres within ourselves - the mind, body and emotions - in our reading.
We are not experts. We struggle with this study. We try to connect with what the person who wrote the poem intended and to be with the poem.
Part of our work is to overcome the wanting to do it well or the fear of reading it badly. We try to be sensitive to the people listening and to convey what is essential in the words and rhythm.
Our poetry study usually has themes - for example; time, choices, opposites and the elements. We have discovered that poetry is a practical help. It wakes us up.