Season’s Greetings from Central Coast Poets Inc.

Earlier this month, Central Coast Poets Inc. enjoyed a festive final meeting for the year, at the Wyoming Community Centre.  Members were joined by loved ones for a scrumptious spread provided by our President Elizabeth Hillman, along with some tempting plates from attendees. Favourite poems were shared and discussed, and various personal poetic contemplations of the season presented.  As usual, the diversity of takes on the subject was notable: from celebrations of the natural splendour of summer solstice, to affirmations of the Christmas spirit, to acknowledgments of the shortcomings of some modern incarnations of the occasion. One response to our seasonal theme is included below.

We also welcomed new members Derek Recsei and Ian Evans.  We look forward to enjoying more poetry from all our members in 2014, and wish all our supporters an inspired and inspiring year.  Cheers!



Ho Ho Ho


Christmas again, thinks I

And soon

Needing some Dutch courage

Off I go

To the “Bar Humbug” down the road


The usual, Ebeneezer, says I

And so I gets a scroogedriver

Vodka and grapefruit

Just as I like Christmas

Tasteless and sour


Merry Christmas, I toasts

And Ebeneezer says

You’re barred

From “Bar Humbug” forever



  –  Mark d’Arbon,  Christmas 2013


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