Online Poetry Group

The collaboration between Chesterfield and North Derbyshire Tinnitus Support Group and Derbyshire Voluntary Action to develop an online Poetry Group is going really well.  The group has met three times in a relaxed manner to read and share poetry. 

With all the stresses around us at the current time, with the anxiety of continued lockdown, poetry is a great way to distract, enjoy and express your feelings.

The word ‘poetry’ comes from the Greek word meaning ‘making’ or ‘creating’ and that is exactly what the group has been doing. 

Staying connected has been especially important during lockdown and the online poetry group has enabled people to come together, share ideas and poetry.  In the latest session the group came together to write an acrostic poem entitled ‘Inspiration’.   We hope you like it.

Group poem
I am inspired by life itself
Never to know what goes on within
Seeing you in my mind’s eye
Peace and love by all was sought
Infinite possibilities on the horizon
Reaching for one’s goal
Announcing the passage of silent time
To show respect we should not mind
Informal thoughts within
Onward we will overcome
Never losing inspiration 
The group meets by zoom every 3rd Wednesday in the month and there will be lots of ideas, writing prompts and inspiration, as well as an opportunity to share your poems.  The next session will be Wednesday 17th February 2pm – 3.30pm.  The theme will be Memories.  Please contact Joanne Gordon at for the link.