The popular Bodalla Poets’ Breakfast is on Sunday 3rd of November, and as usual talented local poets will be presenting their work. Several of the poets are already known to the audience, and there are some first time poets as well.
Ursula Nixon, a Bodalla resident, will once more be sharing her poems with the audience. Ursula grew up in the Scottish border region and remembers listening to her father and grandmother reciting border ballads. Her grandmother was passionate about the poet Henry Longfellow and used to read passages of Hiawatha to her. At primary school Ursula liked learning poetry by heart and began writing her own poems.
Above: Ursula Nixon: photographer Ted Richards
Ursula is interested in ekphrastic poetry, which is poetry that aims to describe other art forms, such as a painting or music. One such poem was linked to a painting by Caravaggio. It is of Narcissus gazing at his reflection in a pond and the poem is being used in Classics classes in several Scottish high schools, after Ursula sent it to a friend who is a teacher.
Ursula is well known throughout the shire for her appearances with the Bay Theatre Players, which she finds another way of entertaining people. She enjoys presenting her work at the Poets’ Breakfast and thinks it is rewarding to share poetry with others. She can’t imagine life without poetry, which is her preferred reading.
The Poets’ Breakfast will end on a light note, with the finalists of the limerick competition presenting their work.
Bodalla Poets’ Breakfast at the outdoor area of The Dairy Shed, Princes Highway
Sunday the 3rd of November
Poetry begins at 9 a.m $10 breakfast served from 8 a.m.
Poetry entry – gold coin.
Enquiries to Sue Knight on 4473 8241 or 0427 007 649