Voices Israel Poetry

Group of Poets in English

The Constitution

THE CONSTITUTION

Wendy and David Blumfield

 

The task of the Acting Chairman

Is to prepare a Constitution

Of the Voices Poets Society

For the proceeds of this institution

 

The group does meet but once a month

On the last Tuesday, 7.30 at night

Poets do travel from far and wide

With their works to give delight

 

To give due attention to every  effort

Each poet may read a maximum of two

Critique should be fairly given and remember

That many words can be replaced by few

 

There are poets who are softly spoken

And their voice can hardly be heard

But their opinions may be equally of value

And we should pay attention to his word

 

The language of Voices is English

Not Latin, French, Hebrew or Greek

So in critique and discussion, one Tuesday a month

It is only English we speak

 

For poets who travel from far and wide

We serve hot tea and something sweet

Without clattering of cups, crunching and clearing of crumbs

Serving of victuals should be discreet

 

A membership fee is paid every year

 For 100 shekels a year we make no apology

For it pays for some quality workshops

And the annual world-famous  anthology

 

One evening a month of poetry and good cheer

Some laughter, some tears and even some groans

There is one more thing to remember

Turn off those telephones

 

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