Butterfly marks Sidmouth poetry event

On Thursday October 8, Sidmouth Poetry Readers assembled in Connaught Gardens to celebrate National Poetry Day by reading poems on the theme of Heroes and Heroines.

On Thursday October 8, Sidmouth Poetry Readers assembled in Connaught Gardens to celebrate National Poetry Day by reading poems on the theme of Heroes and Heroines.

"They began their readings outside the Clock Tower restaurant and suddenly this beautiful butterfly began to flitter from book to book before finally settling on the hand of one of our members," said Joyce Waterhouse.

"A 'hero' or a 'heroine' come to mark the day or maybe the spirit of Erato, the muse of lyrical poetry, acknowledging Sidmouth's celebration of her special day? Whatever ... it was a very moving moment.


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