This is Gayle from Bodhirose’s Blog…hello and welcome to Open Link Night! We’re well into August which always turns my mind to birthday celebrations as three of my siblings have birthdays this month, and just for fun, I thought I would look into the month of August for some interesting facts:
- The birthstones for August are periodot and sardonyx.
- Zodiac signs are Leo (July 23-August 22) and Virgo (August 23-September 22).
- Birth flowers for this month are the Gladiolus and Poppy.
- On August 3, 1492, Christopher Columbus set sail on his first voyage across the Atlantic.
- On August 6, 1926, Gertrude Ederle successfully swam the English Channel.
- On August 12, 1877, the phonograph was invented by Thomas Edison.
- On August 12, 1898, Hawaii was annexed by the United States.
- National Peach Month
Photo from Bing Images: Beautiful Seasonal Peaches
Please choose ONE poem to post for Open Link Night. This can be any poem of your choosing; there is no prompt for OLN. I look forward to reading your offerings.
- Here are instructions on linking your poetry:
- Click on Mr. Linky and enter your name where indicated, copy the URL of your poem and enter it into the space provided and then click “Enter.”There you will find links to all the other poets. Others will join during the next 48 hours so check back for more reading.
- Read and comment on other poet’s work, we all come here to have our poems read and to be acknowledged.Promote the poetry that you enjoy on the social media of your choice.
- Please link back to dVerse from your site.
- Enjoy and have fun!
Good afternoon poets and welcome to OLN! I’ll be your host and am looking forward to reading your posts.
Hi Gayle. Thanks for hosting. That pic on the left looks almost like the pic I took at a farmer’s market last year of gorgeous peaches.
Hi Toni, you’re very welcome…it’s my pleasure. I’ve been eating some peaches this summer and they’ve been so good, very sweet and juicy. Love them.
Björn Rudberg (brudberg) said:
Hello friends… I’m out of hiatus almost… Will get around to read later… Happy OLN
Welcome back, Bjorn, so nice to see you!
Hi Bjorn! Welcome back to da House!
Welcome back, Bjorn! So good to see you here again — hoping you are well rested and ready to mosey up to the bar 🙂
Dr. Crystal Howe said:
Can I enter a poem from a blogspot or do I have to be on WordPress to be a part of this Just wondering -Vanessa
You sure can, Vanessa…no need to be on WordPress. Welcome!
Thanks for hosting, Gayle. mmmmm…those peaches look yummy! They look refreshing — and please may I have a glass of sparkling water with a twist of lime and plenty of ice? There is a heat advisory in Boston today – ugh. Thank goodness we have AC. City has set up “relief” posts for those without. As the post gone by said, hot hOT HOT!
Your sparkling water with lots of ice is coming right up, Lillian! A heat advisory…oh that’s not good, best stay indoors to stay cool. I really feel for those who can’t escape it.
Sanaa Rizvi (@rizvi_sanaa) said:
Hope you guys are having an amazing day so far 😀 sharing my poem ‘I fall not prey’ hope you all like it. Thanks for hosting OLN Gayle ❤
Lots of love,
Hi Sanaa…nice to see you as always. I look forward to reading your poem. 🙂 And you’re welcome!
Thank you for hosting, Gayle!
You’re very welcome, Freya…nice to have you!
Greetings Gayle & All…
Fascinating take on the month of August… And really Great to see the dVerse community pressing on so brightly now into its sixth year!
Although a busy summer for me so far has meant I have only just managed to get here with my latest piece.
As ever, comments and/or personal responses always very welcome and much appreciated… Hope you enjoy and really looking forward to catching up with everyone’s new work later this evening too…
Hi Scottie, it’s nice to see you again and I look forward to reading your poem. See you out on the trail!
I’ll be in and out as I run to do an errand and then start dinner a little later. It’s nice to have you all!
I am ever so sorry Gayle I goofed and added just the link for my blog the first go #14. Not sure if you want to/ are able to delete that one. MY BAD 😮 😦 so sorry! But thank you for Open Mic Night 😉
Not to worry, Morgan, I deleted that link…all is well. 🙂
Thank You…I forgot how to do this 😮
Dr. Crystal Howe said:
*waves* Morgan! Good to see you here!
HIYA Crystal 🙂 just found my way back!
Hi Gayle and everyone! Happy to link my poem in response to De’s earlier “breathing in blue” prompt. I look forward to tasting a peach and reading poetry here. We received a refreshing rain after some very hot and humid days. It all makes the corn grow!
Hi Lynn…De’s prompt was really fun; I’m glad you were able to get to it and post today. We’ve finally had some afternoon showers here lately…it does help cool things off. Glad the corn is getting some rain!
Thanks, Gayle. Rainy weather is also good for the farmer to take a much needed nap!
K. McGee said:
Wow, it’s been so long since I’ve visited the Pub. It’s good to see some familiar faces.
Glad to have you back, K!
Dr. Crystal Howe said:
Hi K, nice to meet you!
Victoria C. Slotto said:
It seems that my summer can’t go by without a tomato poem–and I think it fits in well with your August theme, Gayle. Thanks for hosting and for the fun facts you share.
I just read your tomato haibun, Victoria…I’m so impressed! It fit in perfectly with the theme here…thank you…and you’re welcome. 🙂
Dr. Crystal Howe said:
I like peaches. 😀
I like peaches too. 🙂
Sorry, Gayle. Today went sideways on me, big time. Not sure I’ll be able to do Open Link this week. Will see, tomorrow.
No worries, De. I would never want to pressure anyone to participate when they have too much to do already. OLN is for the poets…not for me.
Missed De’s prompt, so here I am!
Hi Sara…good to see you. I was just making one last round until I turn in for the night.
Hi, Gayle. Hi, all. 🙂
Hi Imelda.,,happy to see you.
Sorry I’m late to the Thursday bar but my husband took me for a surprise trip to Cambridge, where we had several delicious meals, drinks in the Anchor pub, where Pink Floyd used to hang out, went punting on the River Cam, shopping for my birthday present(s) and then virtual plane flying – I let David do that as the cockpit was too claustrophobic for me – he was very good at it! We’re not long home, so I’ll try to write a poem about Cambridge – with photographs! 🙂
Hi Kim, I too was surprised by an out of town trip to be with relatives. Just got back tonight…had a great time. Happy belated birthday and it sounds like you had a fun trip too.
Why don’t you save your poem for another OLN where more people will be able to see it. Once Mr. Linky expires that’s pretty much the end of people visiting and commenting here.
Thanks for trying to make it, Kim!
Thank you for the birthday greetings, Gayle. looking forward to tonight’s prompt – I’ll be late back from choir tonight because we’re recording a song so I don’t know if I’ll join in this evening (our time) or tomorrow morning.
Mr Linky expired 39 minutes before I attempted to add my post, so I have put it here in the hop that someone will see it!
Kim, I see now that someone must have added your link…surprise!
Hey! I am here for the first time. And looks like mr linky stopped taking in new entrants…:D
So, looking forward to catch up the next time! 🙂
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