I believe, that within each and every one of us, a poet has been born. Awake, the poet rises to the challenge, using words to redefine limitations, shape society, and bear witness to our history. Asleep, there is an inner restlessness, a wondering, a sense of something not right, but no words to define it.
My mission, be it considered crazy or not, is to help the doubter, to realize the strength of his words. To convince her to pick up a pen, and write it out. To sort through the noise that is constant, the dogma that is abusive, the seed of doubt that was planted before we knew what “they” were doing.
Here at dVerse, we are word wielders. Whether you are posting here this evening for the first time, or are a regular with your name carved on virtual tables and stools, trust we are hungry for your words.
This is the one day a week that I dedicate solely to poetry. It is my dedicated dVerse day. Hubby takes care of supper, daughter takes care of clean up, and I get to lose myself in your words.
Poets, you are OpenLinkNight. You are my addiction, my therapist, my medicine man, my muse, and most importantly, my friends. Each and every week I leave OpenLinkNight with my faith in humanity restored. That’s a mighty magical power you’re playing with…and in your honor, I share with you what is perhaps the most famous Apple quote, and yes…you may already know it, but, I ask you…have you ever read it, thinking they were talking about you?
“Here’s to the Crazy Ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round pegs in the square holes.The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status-quo.You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify, or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world – are the ones who DO!” ~ Apple Computers ~
Long live the crazy ones! Together, we can change the world!
My name is Natasha Head, and I welcome you all to OpenLinkNight.
Let the poetry flow!
Here’s how we make it happen each and every week…
- Post a poem to your blog. Copy the link to that particular poem and click the Mr. Linky button to submit. Feel free to share our wonderful logo or include a link so your readers can easily find their way to us. We are always happy to see new faces.
- If your previous blogpost address is showing, simply use the curser to back space then paste your proper link, add your name, and click submit. Just one poem per post please…we’ll have lots of words to share!
- Once you have submitted your piece, you will return to Mr.Linky to drink up the poetry of others by clicking on their links. It’s on tap, it flows freely and at no charge to you. Show the love by commenting, tweeting, and sharing with the platforms of your choice.
- It’s just that simple…you are now an active participant of OpenLinkNight and you are genius!