Founded by Margaret Beston in 2012, Roundel is a poetry group based in Tonbridge, Kent. We meet every month on the first Wednesday from 10-12 and on occasional Saturday afternoons to critique our work and further our understanding of poetry. New members welcome. Please email for further details.
What we do
Walkabout by Margaret Beston Because I've never been to Australia I believe it is coated with terracotta dust, so hot, people only live around the edges, in towns named after English suburbs. Beyond the coast, there is the bush, a misnomer for parched scrubland where a man might wander off, be lost for good. Somewhere there is a rock called Uluru, a coral reef with electric fish, and colonies of uncaged budgies nest in eucalyptus hollows. And somewhere there is you, eating Christmas dinner in the sun, sleeping while I'm awake. A firewall of burnt earth between us.
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