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Shaping sand castles.   Running after seagulls.  The sun peeking behind the clouds.   A perfect Sunday for a family outing on our long weekend except that the lake water was very cold.  

July 1st was our Canada Day and our family has celebrated 8 of those 146 years.   My eldest has insisted that we travel 3 hours away to this same beach spot every year, and build our own traditions.

And we do, adding foldable mats, chairs, and colorful umbrellas & stories along the way.

This month we are celebrating a milestone in D’verse.   As we approach our 2nd anniversary, I look back at my journey when I first linked up with the wonderful poets from around the world.

In my mind, when the pub door opens, the numbers in Mr. Linky are like chairs weaving along the D’verse hallway as the host welcomes everyone with a handshake, drinks, smiles or just to say Hello.  In my early days of blogging, this welcoming face was Brian Miller.  His encouragement allowed me to come out of my shell, interact and get to know most of you, week after week.

What do you do in an actual pub gathering?   You say Hello to the person beside you and strike a conversation. This can be simple as saying what you like about their writing or complicated as appreciating each line and poetry form.   Hence my request to all of you today is to drop by and say Hello to the number (or chair) before and after your number.   If you are more adventurous, continue saying Hello and meet someone new.

Welcome to OpenLinkNight everyone.   This is Grace (aka Heaven) hosting another week of poetry reading.   Why don’t we all sit down with our beach hats, dig our toes into the sun-baked sands and listen to the words of other writers. Smiles~

If you are new here, let me tell you how it works:

  • Write a poem and post it to your webpage.
  • Click on the Mr. Linky button below and enter your name and direct url/web address to your poem
  • There you will also find the list of those participating this week. You might want to refresh this occasionally or check back in as there are people joining over the next 33 hours.
  • Read other poets that have linked. Let them know what you thought, how the poem moved you, what you think of their style, what caught your attention.    Please don’t forget to return the favor of those who have visited and commented on your work.
  • Encourage others to participate through social media, promote your own piece and others.
  • Have fun meeting and engaging your fellow poets.

Happy Tuesday to everyone ~  Grace