Hi everyone! Welcome to OpenLinkNight ! This is your opportunity to link 1 poem of your choice as this is no prompt-day. If you missed any of lovely prompts last week, Ecopoetry, and Imagism, or yesterday’s Poetics: Coming Back, this is also an opportunity to share them.
When I was researching for my ecopoetry prompt last week, I came across a lovely poet, Linda Hogan. I am sharing one of her poems:
To Be Held
To be held
by the light
was what I wanted,
to be a tree drinking the rain,
no longer parched in this hot land.
To be roots in a tunnel growing
but also to be sheltering the inborn leaves
and the green slide of mineral
down the immense distances
into infinite comfort
and the land here, only clay,
still contains and consumes
the thirsty need
the way a tree always shelters the unborn life
waiting for the healing
after the storm
which has been our life.
Please check out our new schedule for February here. We will be prompting 3 x a week from now on. Mondays will be an alternate of Haibun Monday and Quadrille (word count of 44 words), Tuesdays will be Poetics, and Thursdays will be an alternate of OpenLinkNight and Meeting the Bar/Forms.
Let’s get the show in the road!
If you are new to the pub, here’s how it works:
• Write your 1 poem
• Post it on your blog or website
• Click on Mr. Linky at the bottom of this post and enter your name and the direct URL of your post
• Read and COMMENT on other poet’s work, as we all come here to have our poems read and a reciprocated comment is expected.
• Spread the word on social media with the #dVersePoets hashtag
• Have fun!
See you on the poetry trail ~ Grace