Hello, everyone, Marina Sofia here to host the Open Link Night on this first month of autumn (or Spring, if you are in the Southern Hemisphere). how has the transition of seasons been for you? For me, September is still replete with the smell of freshly sharpened pencils, new schoolbags, stroking the smooth pages of freshly-opened notebooks… and the pain of getting used to a new routine.
So my writing has been missing in action somewhat… But I hope that your writing is faring better. I’ll keep this short and sweet, it’s a happy sharing experience. I’m just curious to see what you have been working on, what mood you are in, what thoughts are preoccupying you.
No prompt, no restrictions, just the freedom to link up with one of your poems.
Bear with me while I remind you how it works:
- Enter a link directly to your poem and your name by clicking Mr Linky below
- There you will find links to other poets.
- Share the reading, commenting and love.
- Please feel free to share on social media with a mention to the dVerse Poets Pub.
Thank you and look forward to seeing you on the trail!
smiles.. i love the smell of freshly sharpened pencils…. i love the scents of autumn…been baking plum cake today and just thought that it is one of the best smells in the world…smiles
happy oln everyone… will be around to read in a bit
Pflaumkuchen – one of my favourites! Can I invite myself over?
ha sure… there are some pieces left..smiles
Björn Rudberg (brudberg) said:
I’m at dinner with friends today.. But so far my season’s started well. Last Monday I started my course in Creative writing.. I wrote my first home lesson earlier today..
Back to school for you in earnest then! Well done! See you around tomorrow then. Enjoy your dinner!
This sounds good, Björn. Are you writing in Swedish?
Björn Rudberg (brudberg) said:
No it’s in English
Will you post it?
Björn Rudberg (brudberg) said:
I might 🙂
very cool… you have to tell us how it goes
yay for open link night, and yay for time to participate! hope you all are having a great saturday, see you out on the trails!
Yay indeed! But I was caught short, as I expected it to be a bit later and have time to post a link myself. Well, it might have to wait till tomorrow now.
hey kelly – good to see you – it was a beautiful sunny day over here…
Well..dancing in my backyard i got this ‘prompt’ on my iPhone..and came inside for a few to link my latest effort… Wow..hard to believe it’s only been a month since last open link day..as now it as an 11am affair..before the Saturday excitement incites my spirit to fly much farther outside.. Yes i like this morning format more..before the Sun lowers earlier as Winter approaches… as i cannot escape the day without being in light..:) But anyway thanks for the email prompt.. as computer machine keeps communication going..and yeah..GODZILLA IS GOD2..WITH MOTHER NATURE TRUE..i love mythology..and I wanna make it MYSELF. 😉
I was caught a bit unaware as well and was planning to post it later on… but I’m glad this earlier time works well with most people. Plenty of time to get inspired!
Love Open Link! Going to enjoy reading what others have written…hope you all have as beautiful a day where you have as there is here. Fall doesn’t get any better.
It’s a gorgeous day here as well – in fact, it’s been a lovely summer since school started on Sept. 2 – during the holidays it was the most miserable summer ever…
Ha, we had a most miserable summer here as well. This past week has been glorious. Too bad the good weather waited until the kids were back in school. Sigh.
I was also just enjoying me Saturday when I saw the ‘prompt’ on my phone! It is early…but this is my favorite dVerse Link up…probably because my mind is like a wild weed…raising the bar scares me and sometimes my muse eludes me for specific writing prompts ie. poetics. So here I am…a little early for brew, still drinking my herb tea this early afternoon! Waving hello to everyone from Little Rhody, USA!
I’ll be back a bit later to visit and link up…smiles. 😉 lol
Glad to hear you like your Open Link Night – or should we start calling it Open Link Day/Morning/Afternoon?
Thanks for tending the bar Marina ~ Am enjoying the sunny weekend though at night its cool autumn in my part of the world ~
Happy Saturday everyone ~
Getting cool here as well and dark in the morning… but an Indian summer to make up for the disappointment of the real summer… look forward to reading what you all have for us here.
Love autumn … especially early mornings 🙂
As long as it’s not too dark in the mornings… but yes, the smell in the air is truly special…
Hi, everyone. Beautiful day here, with warmth and glorious autumn hues.
Glad to hear that autumn is being kind to us this weekend! Enjoy the sunshine and the colours, Gabriella!
Hi Marina, Same here for me with the writing… I was sorry to have missed OLN last month, but things have been pretty hectic for me late summer what with the arrival of a baby granddaughter and new collection of poems published world wide only a couple of weeks ago… My poem tonight for Sept is something of a departure for me being so very current and is the first piece I will have posted since Angel Voices was launched – so will be intrigued to see what folk who haven’t caught up with it yet make of it… And I am also much looking forward to reading hopefully the usual delightfully varied blend of inspired musings from others after my dinner. With Best Wishes to All Scott
smiles.. congrats on the birth of baby granddaughter and also on the publication
I think you might be excused for your absence (this is like school roll-call, well done for reminding us of that part of autumn!). You’ve got some very good justifications! Congratulations on your happy events!
Audrey Howitt said:
So looking forward to reading everyone’s work today!
Gay Reiser Cannon said:
Hi Marina – I haven’t been writing too much. I am posting an old poem I wrote some years ago. Perhaps it works. Thanks for hosting. Good to see you here!
I know what you mean – I’ve done that myself several times when the creative juices dried up.
enjoyed my reading through the entries so far… will be back in a bit… my little one talked me into a pilates workout… oy…
I’m going to a coffee shop to hear a poems for peace rally–but I will be back. And that is how it goes, so much goodness and other things that i am becoming the White Rabbit instead of Alice. Late, Late, Late.
oh that sounds like a cool event susan – have fun
It was great! Each poet read an priginalpoem and a poem by Denise Levertow! 24 great poets, 24 Levertov poems. It was a feast, and I was happy to be in the audience!
Glenn Buttkus said:
Just can’t get used to OLN opening early–2 hours for us on the west coast; cuz gosh, I was ready with my poem last night. Just need to come earlier to check to see if these Pub doors are open, right? I am just such a creature of habit. Hope this OLN gets a boffo turn-out; will head out on the trail now to check out the poetic goodies.
yeah – maybe we have to re-think the opening hours – i would prefer the same time for each post as well though a bit earlier is very convenient for us european folks
Earlier opening certainly works well if you want to read and comment for us Europeans. I always feel guilty because even if I do have time to post a poem at 9 p.m., I’m usually far too tired to then go and read other poems (my bedtimes are getting earlier and earlier now that I have to wake up early for my older son).
OK… posted and will be back this evening. Enjoying this gorgeous fall day!
Thanks for being so quick off the mark and enjoy the rest of your weekend – let’s hope it stays nice!
it was a beautiful fall day over here as well…sunshine and warm and the most beautiful colors..
Björn Rudberg (brudberg) said:
Hya.. back after a very nice dinner with friends.. will read as many as I can before it’s bedtime…
Victoria C. Slotto said:
For us in Northern NV, autumn came in overnight–yesterday. Literally. On Thursday we needed air conditioning and Friday morning a few minutes of heat to take the chill off. The leaves haven’t begun to change yet, though, as we haven’t quite hit freezing though there is snow in the mountains that surround us.
I also have been MIA for a few weeks and will be the next few as well due to a convergence of events that I will explain when it’s all over. I will however, be here to host on Thursday (looking forward to it) and will see if I can’t come up with something for today.
Thanks for tending the Pub, Marina Sofia.
No need to apologise, Victoria, we’re always pleased to see you back, but life does sometimes get in the way. Hope the weather gets milder again and you have a more gradual autumn…
Ginny Brannan said:
Stopping by with a seasonally inspired acrostic poem. A beautiful and exceptionally warm Autumn day here in Western MA (low 80’s!). Warm days and chilly nights have sparked a brilliant splash of color that is spreading more each day. My favorite time of year!! On vacation this week, celebrating our 33rd wedding anniversary Friday. Looking forward to getting out and fully enjoying the mild weather and colors of the season!
Happy anniversary, Ginny – glad to hear you are having the perfect weather for it!
Been a long time since I’ve shared at the Pub. Glad you are always here!
brian miller said:
hey marina…thanks for hosting…birthday weekend here….took my son to a UVA football game for his birthday…just got home and about to get out on the trail….
Barry Dawson said:
I know the season has changed because when I’m not glued to the TV watching American football, I’m on the field playing it! I play flag football Tuesdays and Saturdays (I’m too old for the full contact stuff).
My writing usually suffers most during this time of year, but meeting all of my dVerse friends online has compelled me to try making time for my poetry. I am truly lucky to be part of this community.
Oh, goodie, great to hear that you get inspiration from the community! I do too, even if I don’t always show it…
It is nice to be connecting again.
Nice to have you back! The pub is always here to welcome people, even if the bartender changes every now and then…
happy sunday everyone… caught up with those visiting.. beautiful sunny day over here… will go for a bike ride and visit my mom…
Raven Spirit said:
Hi Claudia, today your work was such an inspiration to me – thank you.
Raven Spirit said:
Gosh, it has been a long, long time.
good to see you liz… and thank you…. smiles
There is a feeling of transition that always comes over me in the fall…..it’s time to get ready……for something. I took this as a prompt….sorry, couldn’t help myself. It was very therapeutic……along with the soup…mmmm.
smiles… writing is the perfect therapy….as is a good soup…smiles
Summer has come back briefly here. And in the midst of it all, here is my belated poem. Too much going on –as always, but a bit more than always the last few weeks. K. http://manicddaily.wordpress.com/2014/09/28/return/