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!