In 2004, I wrote a poem called "O Pen" and performed it at an open mic. Mid-way through Pacific University's MFA program, I decided I needed a way to discuss poems I was studying or wanted to know more about. O Pen sounded like a perfect name for such a group, and we have been meeting each week, since February 2008. I dedicate my musings to the creative, thoughtful and intelligent people who attend and to those who enjoy delving into the magic of a poem!
Pebble by Zbigniew Herbert
I’ll Explain Some Things by Pablo Neruda
Consolation and the Order of the World by Wright
two poems by Wislawa Szymborska: Everything;
A Little Girl Tugs at the Tablecloth
Somethings, Say the Wise Ones by Mary Oliver