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OpenLinkNight ~  Week 82

Hello and welcome poets, everywhere. My name is Tony Maude, and once again it is my pleasure and privilege to be able to welcome you to the dVerse Poets Pub for the 125th edition of Open Link Night.

Yesterday in Pub Talk, Brian announced that in a couple of weeks time we’ll be closing the doors of the Pub … relax, it’s just for a break over Christmas and New Year and we will be back … smiles. That announcement sparked quite a lot of discussion; if you haven’t seen it then I strongly suggest that you take the time to read it and to add your own thoughts to the developing thread.

Taking time to read and to add your own thoughts is an important part of what we try to encourage here at dVerse, and while it is true that there are some who seem to drop their links and run – especially on Open Link Night – there are many, many more who really do make an effort to visit with new folks and to make return visits to those who visit their blogs. To all of you – and you know who you are – I’d like to say a big

Thank You 

because each and every one of you deserves to hear it. You are the stars of this show – and I love being part of it all.

So, without further ado, let’s get on with the poetry … smiles. The regulars know what to do; for any new folks here’s 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; one poem per person please.
  • 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.
  • If it’s your first time here, please leave a comment to say so. That makes it much easier for us to find you and encourage you by visiting your site.
  • Please take time to read the work of some of the other poets who have linked – we don’t expect anyone to read all the links. Let them know what you thought, how their poem moved you, what caught your attention etc. The not-so-secret formula to receiving more visits and comments on your blog is to read and comment on other people’s poems. Please don’t forget to return the favour of those who have visited and commented on your work.
  • Encourage others to participate through social media, promote both your own work and others.
  • Have fun meeting and engaging with your fellow poets.