Wednesday, 31 May 2017

A happy and creative time!

Our Next Session will be on Friday 23rd June at The Folly in Settle. 6.30pm drinks reception followed by the programme for the evening - featuring Elephant poems, Kathleen Jones and Roger Scowcroft. See more here

We had a great time at The Festival of Happiness in Settle last weekend. Well done to our friends at Settle Stories for organising it. It was burning hot sunshine in the morning and monsoon-like rain in the afternoon, but hey! this was the May Bank Holiday weekend!

As well as having fun with our own and other people's poems in our half our slot later in the day, we invited everyone during the day to add a line or two to 'Everyone's Poem' - which they did!

Around 40 people, young, old and in the middle came along and added a line or two. The result is this funny, witty, moving, thought provoking poem  - one to be very proud of!

Everyone's Poem!
Here's the first line of our poem today

Just add your own to make it grow

Then everyone young and old can say

"With our happy poem off we go!"


It's great to be here hunting our the fun

Settle for nothing less.

Join in the yoga, meditation Tai-chi

All ways of relieving your stress!

Family and Friends is happy days

best served with sunshine, gratitude and

festival spirit

Look around you let the juices floe

Do it today – there may be no tomorrow

But if there is allow the zeal to grow

So live today as if it were your last

Live in the present – not the past.

Beauty is located in the smallest of places

Keep your eyes peeled for love's delicate traces

Just the shape of a leaf or smile of a stranger

Only Travel miles of smiles...

Here is Settle this doesn't mean danger

Banter and Blessings in Yorkshire's great land

United with the power of a belting brass band 😊

Vibrating Settle, the town with a buzz

Join in, have fun, as everyone does

The Stalls and pub some have buns

Sing and Dance and laugh out loud

On our own or in a crowd

Let down the hair that remains

Tomorrow will not be the same

Seasons come and seasons go

Friends say 'goodbye' and new ones 'Hello'

The cottage that we stay in Settle

has brass, wood and metal

Views over the crag, green and brown

Fireworks light up this friendly town

I've just been to the Fest of laughter

And enjoyed several happy things

But nothing deserved a BAFTA

like when the strollers sings

I like playing on my scooter around the lanes of Giggleswick

I wish I had a hooter and I'm very quick

On my scooter I'm very slick!

I can do a great trick

Happiness is with family and friends

Singing, walking, joy that never ends!

It's a hard rain crashing on the roof

beating the rhythm happiness is truth!  😊

Lightning flashes illuminate ideas

Thunder rolls, drowning out fears

Dance in the storm. Today, every day

Never give in, never give way!

The beautiful caterpillar wiggles across the page

It's been raining cats and dogs

And turned our gardens into bogs

Now the weather is fine and dandy

But 'tis still wise to have t'brolly handy

So with thanks to our creative friends

Now it's time our poem ends!

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