Seasonal Poetry

The Regional Poets invite you to celebrate the fascinating expressions of the Colorado seasons in poetry, song, and storytelling. A short 30-minute open-mic segment will begin each program, where readers from the public are invited to share a 2-minute poem or song that references the season. A 90-minute program will follow. These are free community events, open to everyone, and appropriate for all ages.

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It Might as Well Be Spring!
Sunday, March 17, 1 – 3 pm

We will enjoy the many facets of spring as we move into the season of growth, spring equinox, and lengthening light. The day will be inspired by a song of restlessness and yearning–“It Might as Well Be Spring”–from the musical State Fair.

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Summer Song
Sunday, June 23, 1 – 3 pm

In his poem, “Summer Song,” William Carlos Williams creates images of a “wanderer moon” and the “brilliant dew-moistened summer morning”. What are the poems and songs that summer brings out in you? Join us for a sunny stroll in poetry to celebrate the bright solstice and joys of summer.

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The Beautiful Changes
Sunday, September 22, 1 – 3 pm

Celebrate the autumn equinox with Richard Wilbur’s poem titled The Beautiful Changes. What changes—both metaphorical and in the natural world—do you associate with fall? Join us for a festive exploration of autumn in poetry, music, and storytelling.