Welcome all to Open Link Night! This is Gayle from Bodhirose’s Blog and I’ll be your host today.
Photo from Bing Images; IBelieve.com
March always has me thinking of my sister’s birthday and St. Patrick’s Day. We also have the first day of spring to look forward to on March 20th this year and most of the United States will go on Daylight Savings Time on the second Sunday of this month. I look forward to the longer days again! I also have a very special position awaiting me when I begin taking care of my new granddaughter, Kali, who was born February 2, and her big sister Mira when my daughter returns to work.
Mira and Kali; Photo by Saraswati Rose, All Rights Reserved
As many of you know, I’ve been on the poetry circuit for several years. I’ve been fortunate to meet so many wonderfully talented and friendly writers and have also been a part of some very supportive groups throughout that time. I felt especially privileged when I was approached to join dVerse Poets Pub as one of their team members; however, after today I will take my leave and allow some new, creative talent to instill some inspiration into this group. My writing waned after Mira was born and I was summoned to move here and help take care of her so I’m wondering if a similar malady has befallen me after Kali’s birth. I don’t know but I’ll go with the flow and will certainly still be participating as the mood strikes and perhaps will start work on my memoirs which I’ve considered for a while now.
I hope you will still stop by my blog now and then (or email me) and leave a hello. I would love to hear from you all. I’m on Facebook too so feel free to send me a friend request.
Being that this is Open Link Night, you are free to pick ONE poem of your choice to share today.
Here is how to link your work:
- Post your work to your blog and copy the URL address and using Mr. Linky insert it and your name into the spaces provided.
- Link your poem back to dVerse.
- Visit and comment on others poetry, especially to those who have visited you.
- Most importantly, enjoy yourself!
Björn Rudberg (brudberg) said:
Gayle, it has been such a pleasure to have you among the bartenders… and I hope you will stop by when inspiration strike… 🙂
I appreciate your generous words, Bjorn, thank you very much. I will be stopping by I’m sure. 🙂
They are so cute Gayle ~ Congrats to the family and here’s hoping you will find your muse along the way ~ Thanks for sharing your journey with us ~
Thank you, Grace, they are both such good, sweet girls. And I do want to find that muse again, I’m sure I have much more to share.
Lovely girls, Gayle. I too have had to take a looooong break as work, writing and family took most of my time and energy. Missing poetry at the moment so badly, hope that leads me back to the group.
I am sure you will be back !
Thank you, Nino. I’ve had the time but somehow my interest has waned so maybe taking a break and stepping back will allow some creativity to flow once again. I definitely will post on dVerse again and hope to see you here when the time is right for you. I appreciate your note.
Hello Gayle. Your creative talent and your kindness will be missed here in the Pub. But I hope you will still visit and I will mos be keeping up with you. Hugs.
Hi Toni, I appreciate your sweet words for me. I will still visit and please do keep up with me on Facebook when you get a chance…or email me, would love to chat. Hugs! xo
And have fun with those gorgeous grandgirls….
I’ve already started the fun! 🙂
I’m not able to access Diana Devlin’s post…it says Page Does Not Exist. Can anyone else access her poem?
I can’t access her poem too ~ I will check later on ~
Björn Rudberg (brudberg) said:
I found her page and left a comment… I couldn’t find a poem though
Thanks for checking Grace and Bjorn. Maybe we’ll get a response from your comment, Bjorn.
Lovely grandchildren, Gayle.
Oh, thanks very much, Frank. 🙂
Gayle, your granddaughter are simply beautiful.
Have posted a poem that I don’t why I wrote it, but it was calling out to me, to do so. Not my usual poem will admit that, but hope, everyone likes it.
Grrr, sorry, I meant your granddaughters (plural and not singular). Sigh.
I know what you meant, Therisa, we all make those little typos. And thank you for your sweet compliment for those girls. I look forward to reading your not usual poem. When a poem calls to you, you must respond!
Bekkie Sanchez said:
A darling family, Gayle. I certainly agree that March is filled with great things! Glad you will be dropping in enjoy your time and see you around. Big hug!
Sharing an oldie from Magpie Tales today. The weekend approaches.
Thanks very much, Bekkie. Yes, many good things in this month of March. Thanks for the big hug too and here’s one for you! Love the Magpie Tales, haven’t visited there in a long time. I look forward to reading your poem. xo
Congratulations on such beautiful granddaughters! I hope your writing does not wane too much (as mine seems to have, with far less cute excuses). Look forward to linking up and reading some lovely poems.
Hi, MarinaSofia, nice to see you here today, and thank you! My writing has already waned too much but I don’t think that my inspiration has left me entirely. I have a little hope left. 🙂
Greetings Gayle & All…
Such lovely children – what a joy and a blessing for you, Gayle … I find my own little ones a constant source of inspiration creatively, because they see the world afresh and how good is it to experience that with them – truly rejuvenating.
As Spring approaches here – a brand new poem, together with a book review and images have at last been published on my site. And am looking forward to sharing them with you all today, as well as catching up with everyone else’s new work later too…
Have a great evening everyone….
Greetings, Scottie, and thank you for your compliment of those two girls, absolutely a blessing for me to be able to be so involved in their raising. And so true about seeing the world afresh through their experiences. Will check out your new poem and other postings on your blog. Thanks for joining us today.
Oh Gayle, they are beautiful!! And while I will miss you at the bar, I so understand the call to grand parenting! As I write I am at my daughter’s and will go to her children’s Variety Show at their grade school tonight. Tomorrow we shall all fly to my son’s in NC for an extended “cousins'” weekend — all of the grandkids together: two 10 year olds, two 8 year olds and one five year old! Not much time for writing or reading. So enjoy those little ones — they are little for such a short time. And THANK you for all you’ve done for dVerse! ❤
Thank you, Lillian, and I appreciate your support. Nothing is better than being able to be such a close part of their lives…I am truly blessed. Enjoy your grandchildren too and how nice that the cousins get their own weekend together!.
Hi Gayle! I’m a bit late to the bar but we’ve been to our village hall for the monthly village film night to watch A Street Cat Called Bob, which I thoroughly enjoyed. I will miss you at the bar and will watch out for your poems. I am so jealous of you Grandma Gayle – I can’t wait for a grandchild! have a wonderful time with those beautiful children. I hope you like the poem I am about to post 🙂
Hi Kim, that film actually sounds great just by the title alone! I admit that I do have a rare position where I’m available to spend such quality time with those two girls. I don’t take it for granted! I hope you get a grandchild (or a few) when the time is right, Kim. I’m sure I’ll love your poem. 🙂
Gayle, I hope you read to them, seuss and silverstein perhaps. And I hope you write for them, and with them. Thankyou for hosting.
I did a lot of reading to Mira when she was tiny (now she mostly wants to play with her dozens of dinosaurs) and will surely do the same with Kali. I have written some poems about them and especially when Mira and I would go on our “adventures” together. You’re very welcome.
Hi… and “bye”, Gayle 😦 We appreciate your time with dVerse and are happy for the wonderful position you will resume with your precious granddaughters! Enjoy them.
I’m linking a post inspired by a “giggle” prompt I heard here (but forgot details)…a poem for (grand)children 🙂 Thanks for hosting!
Hi Lynn, nice to see you! It’s been a very rewarding period of time as a team member but when my inspiration started drying up again, I knew it was time to move on. It didn’t feel fair to the other members. I will still be around and hope to run into you at dVerse, or elsewhere. I missed that “giggle” prompt I believe. It sounds intriguing.
One of the Quadrille words, if I remember correctly…
Oh, I see…yes do remember that “giggle” word now that you mention it.
paul scribbles said:
Hi Gayle…Thanks for hosting now and for times past…I have enjoyed visiting your blog and receiving your insightful and heartfelt comments…good luck with the kids…they are beautiful….I am submitting a very long poem I wrote a few days back..it is an evolving thing…not sure if done but it’s going out there…just finished my last school music session today and had an afternoon on the Ramblas and in the Gothic Quarter here in Barcelona.Back to Scotland in the morn and I will resolve to do some comment catching up…promise.
Hi Paul, you’re very welcome. It’s been a pleasure to be a part of dVerse and meeting so many amazing talents…including you! Thanks for the compliments for the girls; they are the sweetest! Sounds like you’ve been super busy, off to Spain for school while working on a lengthy poem, can’t wait to read it. I will take you at your word. 🙂
Shaista, I cannot comment on your blog directly, but your post is stunning! Simple, yet profound.
Hi, Gayle. You will be missed in the pub though I hope to see you every now and then here. Your grandchildren are precious. I am fairly certain you will not only have a fulfilling time being with them but also a lot of writing inspirations from them. All the best to you. 🙂
Hi Imelda, I’m so happy that you are here today and appreciate your words for me. Those little girls are very precious and I enjoy them so much. I will be around and I’m sure our paths will cross again. I appreciate all of your support, thank you! Hugs… 🙂
I look forward to that. 🙂
Taking a break for dinner, see you later.
Congratulations on the new grand-daughter! Both girls are just adorable! … It has been wonderful to meet you here, and hope to read more of your poetry in the future. Have fun watching after the little ones! 🙂
Hi Barbara, thank you! I think that I’ll be popping in now and then for sure. I am sure to have lots of fun! 🙂
Okay, it’s after 11pm so will sign off for the night and catch any other postings tomorrow. Good night out there wherever you are…
Colin Lee said:
Congratulations on the family expansion, Gayle! How sweet and beautiful the girls are! You are a wonderful granny, and I’m sure some day your grandchildren will appreciate the sacrifice, like I do with my granny’s today. 🙂
Ah, thank you for the sweet compliments, and my time spent with them doesn’t feel like a sacrifice at all! I’m happy to hear that you still enjoy your granny’s, Colin. 🙂
Ooops, had a little internet outage last night and this morning, but it seems to be working again, so will be visiting more sites.
I understand the outages that can disrupt our internet connections, MarinaSofia. I’m glad you’re back online again!
Thank you for hosting here Gayle and congratulations with the birth of your beautiful granddaughter Kali. Mira and Kali are truly blessed to have you as their grandmother and I am sure you will be a huge inspiration to them. Enjoy this precious time and drop by whenever the muse calls. My computer had already retired for the night when the bar opened so my entry is a bit later than usual.
What kind words here, Xenia, thank you. I love nurturing those sweet little girls; it’s been such a blessing to me to be in the position that I am. I look forward to reading your ‘later’ posting this morning. xo
Wow! Senior moment…..I forgot to enter my post in mr lnky 😟 Hope I get some late readers…..oh well….
Hi Lillian, I had that same senior moment a few months ago. Totally forgot to link my poem for a few hours at least. What can we do?! 😉
Cute girls 🙂
Hey Gayle! I am not a regular at dVerse and have started writing just lately. Sharing a poem that I wrote recently for another prompt. Its kinda my current favourite, so…
As for the decision you have taken – Good luck to you, may you have a blessed life! 🙂
Nice to meet you, Vijita. Thanks for the compliments for those cute girls, yes, they are! 🙂 And I appreciate you linking up a poem today, please do return. I do need that break but will still be showing up now and then.
Hi everyone! I have been coming here to this cosy pub for some time, to read poetry. Now I gathered my courage and shared one of my “poems”.
Dear Gale, your granddaughters are sweet and beautiful!
Sorry Gayle, I was too excited!
Aw, that’s okay, Edit. I’m very glad that you decided to post your poem, and a very moving one too. I hope that you’ll feel encouraged to keep participating and sharing your work here. It’s quite a warm and welcoming group. And thank you for your kind compliments for the grandchildren.
Thank you for your kind words and warm welcome. I’ll definitely keep coming. 🙂
You’re very welcome and so glad you’ll continue your visits. 🙂
Thanks for hosting!…it’s been some time since I’ve last shared on dVerse, I hope to catch up with what some of you have been writing! We are in summer here in the southern hemisphere — and I know that many of my northern counterparts are quite ready for some of that summer sunshine — so I thought the poem I am linking would hit the spot! Peace, Jason
You’re welcome, Jason, and peace to you! It’s been a while for me too that’s why I’m taking a break and we’ll see if I get inspired somehow to offer something again. Loved your fun poem and I’m sure it got many people in the mood for warmer weather.
I have not had time for poetry and as I return to it, remind myself, I should have made time.
I understand. I’ve had time but my enthusiasm has waned lately so will take a break and see if somehow I can get back into the game!
Just Barry said:
Gayle, take care of those adorable grandkids! Thanks for your encouraging words and kind mentorship.
Thank you, Barry, I’m going to have lots of quality time with the two of them. I can’t wait. I’m humbled that I could be of encouragement and a mentor to anyone. That was very kind of you to say.
Alwi Shatry said:
I am heartened by the initial generous reactions to my first work. Nice to ease into my new home, the dVerse poets pub. Thank you all and thank you Grace for helping initiate me into this wonderful community
That’s wonderful Alwi! I hope you enjoy many more warm welcomes here.