My house sorted, my garden done,
new to Newquay, friends I had none.
I joined our U3A for fun
out in the sun, out in the sun.
Along the coast we like to stroll
about three miles would be our goal.
Then we find a watering hole
where we can loll, where we can loll.
Walkers end their walks with a brunch.
Some members meet for Sunday lunch,
the dining group, I have a hunch,
have a good munch, have a good munch.
Some people like to walk some more
They do not find it is a chore
to walk the paths of Bodmin Moor
or near the shore, or near the shore.
Some visit gardens, not their own,
in stately homes quite well known
or at plant centres where they’re shown
how plants are grown, how plants are grown.
Some like to do photography,
collectors like antiques to see,
keen readers and writers like me
gather for free, gather for free.
Your music life you can enhance
or enjoy poetry, perchance?
And if you want to learn Cornish dance
you’ll have a chance, you’ll have a chance.
Want your family tree to plan?
Do you play bridge? Wished you’d began?
Would you like to learn Italian?
If so you can, if so you can.
If to read out a play you yearn,
play scrabble words, when it’s your turn,
games like bridge or whist, you can learn
at the Lanherne, at the Lanherne.
or Rummikub, sometimes mah-jong.
In Crantock hall we play ping-pong
Elsewhere we spend a few hours long
singing a song, singing a song.
There’s groups for this, there’s groups for that.
There’ll always be a welcome mat.
Sometimes we, at places we’re at,
just sit and chat, just sit and chat.
We live, learn and laugh as we play.
There’s something on every day
It’s a great life, I have to say
in U3A, in U3A.
Creative Writing Homework August 2018
Rules for a Monotetra Poem:-
- Comprised of quatrains (four-line stanzas) in tetrameter (four metrical feet) for a total of 8 syllables per line
- Each quatrain consists of mono-rhymed lines (so each line in the first stanza has the same type of rhyme, as does each line in the second stanza, etc.)
- The final line of each stanza repeats the same four syllables
- This poem can be as short as one quatrain and as long as a poet wishes