The Poet’s Circle on Zoom

The Poet’s Circle on Zoom

Way back when, in the time before Covid,
the Poet’s Circle would meet once a month
at The Post-Coital Beetle
for an evening of mixing metaphors.
Last week after much discussion
we had our first session on Zoom
and I don’t mind telling you
it was a white horse of a different kettle
a whole other crap shoot.
There were problems of course,
some of our members
had difficulties with the technology
and that was just the tip of the molehill,
as one of the poets observed
you can lead a leopard to water
but you can’t make him change his tricks;
but when The Academic Poet suggested
that metaphor has no place in modern poetry
that was when the spittle really hit the screen
it all went to hell in a hand basket
and that’s an idiom not a metaphor.
I tried to cool things down with a joke
but as they say
don’t bring a pun to a bun fight
and there’s no point
trying to count the pigeons
when the barn door is open
and the cat has bolted from the bag.

Taking part in Open Link Weekend over at earthweal

20 thoughts on “The Poet’s Circle on Zoom

  1. Sherry Marr

    I loved this so much! I was dragged kicking and screaming into the world of zoom by my local writers’ group………….oh, my. It IS a whole nuther animal! And we can catch facial expressions we might otherwise miss entirely, not always a good thing. I read this with the biggest grin.


  2. kim881

    The mad reality of your poems always makes me smile and chuckle, Jim. I would give anything for a half of shandy and a packet of mixed metaphors at The Post-Coital Beetle! On-line meetings can be tricky – and hilarious!
    I must remember ‘don’t bring a pun to a bun fight’.

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