Friday Lunchtime Reading Group, 1 September 2017

Phil Smalley is the moderator for this month’s reading group and will lead the discussion.  Our theme encompasses “The process of change emerging from journeying in Psychodrama”.  As a warm up Phil will read his poem “The Artichoke and the Butterfly”:

The artichoke and the butterfly

I see the artichoke with its bitter outer leaves,

I see the pain I don’t want to see,

I see how I don’t want things to be,

I see the entity that is me.

As I begin to peel back the leaves,

And peer underneath, layer upon layer,

Connections come clear as to why

Each leaf of me is as it is,

Each feeling, each action, each idea.

Pulling them back, I feel the fear,

The light of self-knowledge

Is shining so near.

I want to know why, I want to change,

But I’m afraid that I will find,

Beneath the last leaf,

A vacuum of needy pain inside,

The longing for love I never knew,

All consuming, drawing in my energy.

I’m terrified of finding out

That there can never be

Enough love to fill my need.

 

The Monthly Lunchtime Reading Groups at PIM

First Friday of the month from 12.45 to 1.45 p.m

This group is designed to suit those with an hour to spare at lunchtime. Budding writers, trainees and practitioners are welcome! We will discuss psychodrama works; DVD’s and literature and other related material. A moderator who will send the material, or give it out at the previous meeting for reading or viewing, will lead the discussion.

Dates for 2017: 3 March, 7 April, 5 May, 2 Jun, 7 Jul, 4 Aug, 1 Sep, 6 Oct. & 3 November 2017.

Fee: $10.00 for MPS members, $15.00 (non-members) per session includes freshly brewed coffee and selection of teas and goes towards building up the PIM and MPS library.

BYO lunch (Tea and freshly brewed coffee is served).

RSVP to Sue Daniel: 0417 586 791