Love Poem

(Adam Cheung)

It was a grayish cloudy Sunday but at Kubrick Poetry, love poems were in the air and somewhat surprisingly, people came not only to listen and to read the works of others, they were so ready to share the love poems they wrote.  We heard the poems of great names in Western literature in the likes of John Donne, Pablo Neruda, Leonard Cohen, and Irving Layton, sprinkled with philosophical excerpts of Roland Barthes.  We had an ad-hoc interpretation of what a romantic situation is.  Three boys then took turns each to share a love poem he wrote.  We talked about the classic Chinese poets and how in the ancient times, even the warring generals had a propensity for composing romance. And thanks to Polly, we had chocolate and a group activity!  With light background music, we concluded the session by producing a poem as a group.  Thanks to everyone who participated, and those who joined us for the first time. 

(Photos by Shing)