The Call To Be Lecture Series presents –

Poetry and Being-1
  •  7 September 2022 - 21 September 2022
     10:00AM - 12:00PM

 “The Call to Be” Group

is pleased to announce the upcoming lecture series to be presented on Zoom only

Poetry and Being-1

          Facilitator: Michael Griffith      

          September 7th, 14th, 21st       10am – noon, cost $60

To attend the Zoom lectures please register and make payment using the booking link HERE and you will be provided with the Zoom meeting ID on your receipt and study notes prior to the first lecture.

This will be an exploration of how engaging deeply with poetry can assist in an understanding of our inner world, of what can support our search for self-understanding, inner harmony and divine guidance.

You are encouraged to read and ponder on the poems a few days before each session. You are also encouraged to respond to the poems in writing, either by way of commentary on the poems, or by way of a creative response (poetry or prose)

We will begin with the following poems:

  1. “The Wattle Tree” by Judith Wright (1915-2000)
  2. “The Altar” by George Herbert (1593-1633)
  3. “But, the silence in the mind” by R.S. Thomas (1913-2000)
  4. “Little Gidding”- from Sections II and V by T.S. Eliot (1888-1965)
  5. “When death comes” by Mary Oliver (1935-2019)
  6. “Sailing to Byzantium” by William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)

More poems will be added as needed and you are welcome to suggest any additional poems that connect with the theme of this short course.


An initiative of Catalyst for Renewal



Join us from the comfort of your home or office or with the flexibility and convenience of your mobile phone or tablet.

Presently our platform for online delivery is Zoom ( To use Zoom you will need the application installed on your computer or mobile device. The Zoom website will guide you.

A link to the Zoom meeting is included in the advertising for each online event. Simply click on the link to join the meeting.

We look forward to rich conversation with you.