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Hello everyone! Welcome to Open Link Night. Mish here as your host.

Is it really October?  Why is it that months and even years fly by the ***er we get? I will not say that word! Time and seasons do not pause for us and here we are, rolling like pumpkins into fall. No stopping us now, I’m afraid.


Autumn brings change but of course depending on your location, these range from slight to more significant. In my locale here in Southern Ontario, Canada, fall brings with it gorgeous colours, reflections of summer and a sense of nesting as we brace for those blustery days of winter. Our seasons are quite distinct and we tend to celebrate each one as a transition in our lives.  In the fall, many of us will buy mums to decorate our gardens, rake leaves, pick apples, bake pies and buy supplies for Thanksgiving dinners, which take place here in Canada on the second Monday of October. This is a time of gratitude for all of our blessings including a wonderful harvest of vegetables and fruits.

The following poem by Carl Sandburg is a reminder of the brevity of fall.

Autumn Movement

I cried over beautiful things knowing no beautiful thing lasts.

The field of cornflower yellow is a scarf at the neck of the copper
sunburned woman, the mother of the year, the taker of seeds.

The northwest wind comes and the yellow is torn full of holes,
new beautiful things come in the first spit of snow on the northwest wind,
and the old things go, not one lasts.

-Carl Sandburg-


september-2011-777Photos: ©Michelle Beauchamp  mishunderstood

As we come together here in the pub from all over the world, we are not only diverse in our climates, seasons and celebrations, but also in our poetry. That is what makes dVerse Poets Pub such an amazing place. Top that off today with the freedom of Open Link Night to write to any topic that you wish. If you missed one of our recent prompts, you can use this opportunity to respond. Here are a few since our last OLN that may inspire you:

Meeting the bar as a cubist poet
Arrangements by Emily Blincoe
Razzle Dazzle Me!

Link up a new poem or one you haven’t shared with us yet. It’s up to you! Just remember to kindly adhere to the rule of submitting only ONE poem for Open Link Night. See you on the trail!

Here’s how to join in:

  • Click on Mr. Linky and enter your name and the URL of your poem into the space provided. Click “enter”.
  • Leave a comment in the pub. Join in the conversation.
  • Read and comment on other poems. We are here to appreciate each others work.
  • Spread the word on social media with the hashtag #dVersepPoets
  • Most of all, have fun!