Welcome to dVerse Poets Pub! You have joined us for OpenLinkNight, where you get the opportunity to show off your poetic talents and mingle with some of the best poets on the web.
My name is Brian Miller and I will be your host for the evening. Can you believe we are already on week 5? Where did the month go?
It has been an exciting week here at dVerse. Yesterday, we were highlighted in the online magazine M:/P. To read the interview with Claudia and myself, go here. It was a great honor to represent not only our team, but you as well.
On Thursday of this week, we will have another session of Meeting the Bar: Critique and Craft with Luke Prater. If you have not linked into one of these yet, Luke has put together a team that gives some very valuable suggestions on the poems submitted.
On Saturday, Victoria Ceretto-Slotto has an incredible poetry prompt lined up for us. I took a peek at it today and it will be one you do not want to miss.
Today though, we are here to celebrate poetry, so here is how it works:
- Post a poem to your blog,
- Link your poem to dVerse (1 link, please) by clicking on the Mr.Linky button below.
- This opens a new screen where you’ll enter your information, and where you also choose links to read. Once you have pasted your poem’s blog url and entered your name, click Submit.
- Don’t forget to let your readers know where you’re linking up and encourage them to participate by including a link to dVerse in your blog post. (Something I too often forget to do, so this is a reminder for me, too.)
- Visit others who have linked and leave comments to let them know what you appreciate about their poem or how it affected you.
- Spread the word on the poems you enjoy if you’d like. Feel free to tweet and share on the social media of your choice.
- Enjoy being part of this community.
Have a great week everyone! See you out on the trail.
welcome to OLN everybody…no pushing…there is room for everyone…smiles. have a wonderful night and enjoy some fabulous poetry…
Brian, we need to stop meeting like this, people will talk haha looking forward to another round of great poetry.
well hello there…esp after reading your poem, i now blush…smiles. ha. have fun.
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Hurraayyy!! Just like I welcome Fall, I am here to welcome you d’VersePoets (every week)! 🙂
hey kavita! happy fall…my fav season!
Uneven Stephen said:
Thanks, Brian! Looking forward to what’s new this week.
Jannie Funster said:
Yay, week 5 is my first time jumping in here. So glad to be onboard.
Looking forward to seeing the prompts.
woohoo funster is in the hosue…perhaps she will sing for us!
Sharp Little Pencil said:
I cannot believe I remembered to post in time! My Pencil is just needed a Little Sharpening… LOL. Can’t wait to read other posts. Amy Barlow Liberatore
Anna Montgomery said:
Thank you again for this wonderful opportunity.
Happy Tuesday at the pub! Off I go…
Cheers all. *clink*
Sheila Moore said:
loving the new microphone we are using tonight! speak poetry now, loud and proud 🙂
you can thank claudia for that…it looks great!
Thanks Claudia…it`s awesome!
alison jardine painted it for us…i just added the text…smiles
C Rose said:
In the madness of time I am so glad I get to sit down with lunch and read the last few City inspired pieces plus all the great new Open Link Night work too! God bless reading time! Couldn’t think of a better way to dedicate it! ~ Rose
ha. it is nice just to sit and read…OLN is my fav night…lots of poetry flowing…pull up a seat and lets have at it…
Mark Kerstetter said:
Was going to enter this one for the city prompt, but thought people might want to visit a less abstract place. I’m not very happy w/this poem, having been mulling it over for a very long time, something about it I can’t get, maybe never will.
LOL laughing at Brian’s…’no pushing and shoving’…
Been looking forward to this 🙂
was hoping to avoid the mr linky stutter from last week when everyone bust in the door…ha…have a great week…
Happy Tuesday everyone, i never got around to posting this for Claudia’s Urban Poetry evening on Saturday ~ but sure here it is now. Have a great evening ~ cheers
ha it’s already getting full in here…but i’m sure we gonna find chairs for all of you…cheers to another poetic party jam and great you’re here!!!
david waters said:
I love hanging in the pub 🙂
and we love you hanging around david…smiles.
Holy Smokes Poets! All I did was take a call and I`m the 37th to post! Gonna be a rip roaring good time indeed!
hey tash! cant wait to see what you brought to the party tonight…got to watch those last minute calls…might be someone trying to sneak in front of you in line…smiles.
Back to work…I HAVE to take the calls…and it wouldn`t be fair to the other brilliant poets round here who were obviously standing in line to get in, for me to hold the line up…fantastic rush of the gates, all!
Gwen Dubeau said:
Life keeps me busy but I am here again to share and read some great writing. I am inspired and grateful that such groups exists. Thanks once again for providing a place to share, read and learn all things poetry..
black Coffee, a smoke and Open link night!! cant wait to start reading.
just the way i like my java…i will pur you a cup…
dVerse is always a great place to visit with wonderful friends, who always give meaningful feedback. This is not something to be taken for granted.
Kelvin S. M. said:
Thanks Brian for hosting this week… i’m on and just got home from a very long and tiring trip.. have a fun night to all… ~Kelvin
James Rainsfordj said:
Can’t believe it’s week five already. Here’s my contribution:http://bit.ly/dxEjiG
Now off to read the work of others. Thanks to all at dVersePoets. James.
Thanks for hosting tonight Brian.
I like the mic picture ~
Off to read the article and poems ~
Brian, thanks for hosting! You and a few others have already seen my most recent poem, which I’m linking here. Unfortunately, I might be a bit slow in getting around to see everyone’s work. A close friend of ours in the neighborhood died yesterday after a two year battle with cancer. He’s survived by his wife and two teenaged sons. Any and all prayers are appreciated. I have two poems on my blog dedicated to Scott, which I wrote while we still hoped for a miracle (medical or otherwise). The poems are entitled “St. Gemma’s Eyes” and “The Dying Convert”. Thanks for understanding if I’m slow responding the remainder of the week.
sorry for losing your friend david – everyone will understand and thanks for telling us
sorry for your loss david…
So sorry to hear this, David. I will check the two poems out, and please, don’t feel obliged to visit . There will be many other opportunities for that, we hope. Everyone knows that life has these hard times.
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I should mention that lines 3 and 4, first stanza, of my submitted poem were also written with my friend in mind … just two days before he succumbed.
Nice to be here again.
Thanks for hosting, Brian. The new mic is looking good!
Have a great night everyone!
hey casanova…what kinda love are you singing for us to night…be by in a bit to see…
Hint: it will make you want red toenails. ;_)
Hey Brian, I’m not pushing OR shoving cuz I brought a yoyo with me. I have extras if anybody needs one. Thanks for keeping the poetry coming.
yes please…haven’t had a yoyo in hand for ages..
*hands Claudia a yoyo*
[best part? it glows in the dark]
Rhyme Me a Smile said:
Happy Open Link Night everyone. 🙂
Ticky Tacky vs Naughty and Wacky
Joanne Elliott (@soulsprite) said:
Looking forward to a great night! Thanks Brian and everyone here for being so nice and sharing a little of your time and yourself.
glad to see you…about to take a dinner break and catch back up at 72 when i return…dont tear the place apart while i am gone…smiles…
Terresa Wellborn said:
Anticipating another great round of poetry this week, cheers!
Laurie Kolp said:
I’m back from vacation… missed all of you!
welcome back laurie
What can I say, Brian, other than I love being here. Such fun! Cheers!
John (@bookdreamer) said:
Hi,busy on a long ( very long) narrative poem, which is a “poetical translation” of a 19th century Italian literature fairy-story – Biancabella and the Snake. So just slipped in an illustrated haiku this week.
Looking forward to it–fairy tales and myths are my preferred poetic meat and drink, and on a long night of reading, a haiku is most refreshing.
Seem to be lacking creative juices today so have linked an older poem …promise a newbie for next week ! Look forward to reading all the new submissions
Kerry! We’re just happy your here!
I am nnew here and love what I see. Thrilled I found you.
nice to meet you…warm welcome, grab a chair, start talking to the people, take a glass of poetry and enjoy…
glad you joined us…let us know if you need anything…
I am so impressed with what I have found here. Very excited! I spent hours last night readng some incrdedible poetrry. Continuing my journey this morning. Thank you for the warm welcome!
Wow! I’m away for a couple of hours and look at the turn-out already. Wonderful showing…I’m looking forward to visiting with the other pub-goers.
yeah its etting a little crazy in here vic
woohoo – thanks for flooding the pub with such excellent poetry…off to bed and see ya in the morning…
Hi! Brian, Claudia, and d’Verse crew…
Brian thanks, for sharing all the information and updates…I most definitely, will follow the link in order to read the interview…over there at online magazine M:/P.
[By the way, the new pub open-link image is uber too!]
hey deedee is in the house!
alright i am back on the bar…you all have been busy while i was gone…
It must be that slick new mic.
Kellie Elmore said:
its my first time… Be gentle lol 😉
yay! we always welcome new poets gently…
Wow, this is another smashing success this week. Such good work, so many great Poets up at the Mic’. Gotta be getting close to capacity, but I’ve heard you have a patio that you’ll open if it gets too stuffy inside. In any case I bet the kegs’ll go down rather swiftly tonight, cheers:)
There’s always room for a few more on the roof, too. (We just toss the drinks up through the windows.)
the roof, the roof, the roof is on fire, we dont need a roof let the verses burn….haha…we got plenty to go round…dont worry about running dry…
ed pilolla said:
enjoying the stuff i’m reading here very, very much.
and good to see you ed
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Woot! Not even 7:30 here and we’ve got a hundred postings. Thanks to each and every one of you for sharing with us tonight. I’ve already read so much good stuff I’m high on words. Fortunately, I’m not driving.
its blowing up hedge…earliest we hit 100 yet….gonna be a good night…
What great fun tonight… I am enjoying meeting and reading new writers ~
leah J. Lynn said:
Congrats, on the article ,highlighted in the online magazine M:/P. I’m glad to be a part of you all. Thank you, for accepting me as well
you are always welcome leah…smiles.
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leah J. Lynn said:
Sorry< the first Link was deleted.Sorry, the second works.
Charles Elliott said:
Thanks, you guys! Most fun you can have on a Tuesday!
Well, I had every intention of linking up early but was in meetings all day. Off to tuck my son in to bed then I’ll be back later this evening to drink from the poetry well.
Many thanks for this wonderful community.
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Amy Miller said:
Looking forward to seeing everyone’s posts! Great idea for a site.
I’m late y’all but happy to be here.
Congratulations on the interview!! I am a bit late here, but managed to rework an old poem, revamped is more like it! Posted!
Thank you and Cheers
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Anna @ waysidewordgarden said:
Finally linked in… and at well over 100! Been working on the city prompt, didn’t have it ready… turned into a “country” prompt… Looking forward to another round; thanks for hosting Brian and great looking mic, Claudia; cheers!
country works as well…sitting on the front porch among the cicadas song drinking my coffee as i read verses
I love being part of dVerse! Such a collection of brilliant poets, and diverse indeed. I haven’t nearly worked my way through all these posts and probably won’t manage it, but already I’ve had a feast of wonderful reading. If anyone notices I’m saying ‘beautiful’ and/or ‘wonderful’ to a lot of poems, its because they are.
good to see you rosemary…enjoyed the serotonin chocolate bliss you brought us..smiles
Thank you for this opportunity to share my poetry and to discover and learn from other amazing poets! 🙂
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Presently reading Jane Reichhold’s great book ‘Writing & Enjoying Haiku’ – thought I would therefore throw a haiku into the pot this week.
and a nice haiku it is for sure, great to see you mike
ha nice…looks like you had a busy night at the pub…sneaked in with a cup of coffee and a bowl of oat flakes and read what the overnight crowd brought in…heading for the pool now…need some refreshment after reading some of your hot poetry…smiles
good morning claudia….looking for the coffee myself…smiles…and read to read some overnights
joshuA (@expoetics) said:
Looks like I missed the party. Hope everyone is well.
not at all the party goes on all day today up until midnite…i am sure there will be more joining through out the day…
joshuA (@expoetics) said:
Oh, well in that case … Hello everyone! 🙂
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Kirsten Shaw said:
This is my first post for dversepoests, I’m only sorry that I couldn’t get here sooner!
glad you are here…we are just getting started so…
Glad to be here – week 5 crept up fast!
Ha! Here’s hoping some of you will stay way past last call, lose your way and start at the end! Cheers =) As always… thanks Brian and Claudia.
p.s. how does one get those audio gadgets so a poem can be read aloud and linked to the post?
You can google the one you’re interested in and download. Many are free. You need a mike and a functioning soundcard(why mine are don’t include voices..my antiquated pc can’t provide the files properly) I believe some work off phone apps as well.
oh we are still around…last call wont be for another 12 hours…
Just finished my morning routine, stoked up on some java, and off to read the latest. What a crowd!
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I am so terrible with time lines…
ah but you are right on time here…smiles.
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Debbie Dawnslight said:
For all of you still at the bar (if there are any), I’d like to invite you to hear a song of mine. I figure – after a few rounds you’re all open to the bad recording (I sound different when singing this song in front of an audience…) – but hope you’ll see past that and open your heart to mine.
Hope to hear from you…
Deb…I thought that was seriously fantastic! Honored you shared something so real and raw with us this evening…in my mind, that makes for the best music!
Charles Elliott said:
Day Two and still trying to drink it all in!
you and me both charles…it is def good stuff….last call everyone…links close in an hour…
Anna Montgomery said:
I’m still not halfway though! If this many people show up to rock the house every week I may need to learn how to read in my sleep. Looks like I’ll need nights 3&4 to finish this feast!
Anna Montgomery said:
through – see how tired I am – reminds me of the time I convinced myself I could sleep and walk around the zoo
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Bugger! Totally missed it! That’s ok. I still linked to the site because it’s awesome no matter what. Next time. Now time to go check out some of the work on display.
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