Welcome to OpenLinkNight folks! This is your opportunity to link 1 poem of your choice as this is no prompt-day. For those who missed the Mr Linky deadline the past week or this Tuesday’s poetics about “Magic”, this is also your opportunity to share your poem. I also want to remind you that our Haibun Monday is still open the whole week.
In my part of the world, the summer heat is giving way to autumn chill. Let me share with you two poems about autumn.
BY AMY LOWELL
All day I have watched the purple vine leaves
Fall into the water.
And now in the moonlight they still fall,
But each leaf is fringed with silver.
BY ALICE CARY
Shorter and shorter now the twilight clips
The days, as though the sunset gates they crowd,
And Summer from her golden collar slips
And strays through stubble-fields, and moans aloud,
Save when by fits the warmer air deceives,
And, stealing hopeful to some sheltered bower,
She lies on pillows of the yellow leaves,
And tries the old tunes over for an hour.
The wind, whose tender whisper in the May
Set all the young blooms listening through th’ grove,
Sits rustling in the faded boughs to-day
And makes his cold and unsuccessful love.
The rose has taken off her tire of red—
The mullein-stalk its yellow stars have lost,
And the proud meadow-pink hangs down her head
Against earth’s chilly bosom, witched with frost.
The robin, that was busy all the June,
Before the sun had kissed the topmost bough,
Catching our hearts up in his golden tune,
Has given place to the brown cricket now.
The very cock crows lonesomely at morn—
Each flag and fern the shrinking stream divides—
Uneasy cattle low, and lambs forlorn
Creep to their strawy sheds with nettled sides.
Shut up the door: who loves me must not look
Upon the withered world, but haste to bring
His lighted candle, and his story-book,
And live with me the poetry of Spring.
To join us for Thursday’s OpenLinkNight, which happens every other week, here’s how to join:
See you at the poetry trail. ~Grace~
Happy OLN everyone~ Happy Thursday !
YAY!!! Open Link Night! This is my favorite day. 🙂
Hello Charlie ~ Good to see you 🙂
Yes, It’s good to be on board. 🙂 I posted my link and ready to read everyone else. 🙂 I love this day. 🙂
Björn Rudberg (brudberg) said:
Open Link… Yes I managed to scribble something… I love the Amy Lowell poem. Sometimes all it takes is a single image.
Always a challenge with the ending – to not “overdo” or “overbake” a poem ~
Vinay Leo R. said:
I was hoping to link a new one for OLN this time, but just posted a non- poetic new one fifteen minutes ago. Will do so some other OLN, or join in for Poetics/Quadrille hopefully. will bloghop now 🙂
Hello Leo~ Thanks for joining in 🙂 I will be blog hopping in a bit myself ~
Hello Everyone! I love OLN, my favorite time of the month. The Amy Lowell poem is lovely. Short, concise, beautiful. I understand some are having a problem finding my poetry submission on my blog. Well, I have made it hopefully easier to see it. “Coppermine Road” is a poem reflecting my childhood. Thanks and I am anxious to read others.
Hi Jane! Thanks for joining us ~ I will be over when I get home ~
Thanks for hosting Grace. I linked up something I did a few weeks ago. I’ll read tomorrow, it’s late here.
See you on the poetry trail ~ Thanks for joining in ~
Hi Everyone. I will not be posting anything as I am still bedridden, flat on my back with back problems and it is almost impossible to link up through the tablet. I may read a few later on but for today, I am out of the picture. Myhusband is running around like a chicken with his head cut off trying to find “D” cell batteries and bottled water. He came home frustrated. I told him to go to the small locally owned hardware store for the batteries and Dollar tree for the water. We’ll see how he fares, LOL. I usually do this but….. You all take care. It was 69F this morning but now it is 90F. Oh well!
Take care Toni ~ Rest up your feet and have lots of soup, smiles ~
Oh my, it is too hot for soup down this way. Maybe chilled cucumber or gazpacho but then I would have to fix it… 😦 My husband can fry hamburgers. That’s it.
Hi everyone! I’ve linked up a poem I wrote earlier about words. I still haven’t found the right word to describe my toothache – at least not one I’d use in public!
Oouch.. hope you feel better Kim ~ See you in the poetry trail ~
I decided to post one I linked up earlier at Poets United – or rather, three classic haiku.
Thanks for linking up Toni ~ Will be visiting once I get home ~
Sanaa Rizvi (@rizvi_sanaa) said:
Happy OLN everyone!💖
Happy OLN Sanaa ~ Hope you are well ~
I’m having trouble linking from. My blog tonight! It won’t show me the code to type into Mr Linky for some reason. Can anyone help??
Your poem is linked up. Thanks for joining us Diana ~
Yes, I got there in the end! I’m too impatient for technical glitch solving! Lol
Hey all! Good to be in the pub, reading your awesomeness. Diana, not sure what you mean, here’s mr linky: https://www.blenza.com/linkies/links.php?owner=dversepoets&postid=07Sep2017&meme=12507 try cutandpaste that into a browser perhaps? I work off an old iPad and there’s not a lot of the newer web pages that it can handle…
Thanks for joining us ~
Hey, y’all! It’s not autumn here in Florida; it’s hurricane season. I’ll be back later for a read… and perhaps you’ll mix me up a hurricane, a typhoon, or a cyclone. Meanwhile… emergency shopping!
Hope you and your family are safe Charley ~ Yikes on the hurricane season ~
Well, unless it’s a really bad one… and you’re in the bulls-eye… there’s no shoveling. Always look on the bright side….
paul scribbles said:
Evening all. Late to the party as drum classes started up tonight and the long dark wet drive home reminded me autumn is well and truly coming. I may pen tonight and read a poem or two. Back tomorrow for sure.
Hi Paul ~ Its been wet in the afternoons and nights here too ~ See you on the poetry trail ~
mother wintermoon said:
Happy OLN! Woot! Thanks for hosting, Grace.
Lovely to see you here ~ Enjoy your day~
Frank Hubeny said:
Thanks for hosting, Grace! I may have something by tomorrow however family commitments may get in the way. I liked the Alice Cary poem. It is the first poem I read by her.
I admire her work. No worries as family commitments come first Frank. Enjoy your day !
Frank Hubeny said:
I did find some time to put something short together.
The Course of Our Seasons said:
Good evening, Grace. Its been a while since I have dropped by with a poem for OLN . I look forward to reading poems, both from familiar poets and new. Thanks for your gracious hosting. K
The pub doors are alway open Kathleen ~ Glad to see you back into the poetry world ~ Have a good day ~
Smitha V said:
Thank you for sharing poems by Alice Cary and Amy Lowell. Both poems are rich with autumn.
With regards to linking the poem are we allowed to link it to a poem that was written earlier or does it have to be a completely new poem?
Apologies for the late response. Any poem is welcomed, old or new.
Hi everyone, here’s something wintry for you northern hemisphere types. Cheers Peter
I am not yet ready for winter but look forward to you poem ~ Thanks for joining us ~
Glenn Buttkus said:
Thank all of you dear lovely folks out there who responded with overwhelming support to my poem & predicament. Sorry not to make it out on the trail to comment on other’s poetics, but by Monday, things will be better; smile.
Nice to meet with you all here once again. This poem is for you–poets in noisy pubs, empty rooms, flat on your back or doing headstands trying to force the words to shake down. See you in Mr. Linky.
Bekkie Sanchez said:
I made it with an hour to spare! Lol! I did an autumn tanka today I hope you like it. I’m not able to write as much as I like but I’m writing when I can. That’s all I can ask. :^)
Last Thursday I am still finishing my reading so please be patient with me. If you dropped by my write, I already got to you. I’ve been a little busy but read every chance I get. I’m only doing writes I have time for so looking forward to reading this week.
Still riding my bicycle and writing about it. Have a nice weekend everyone! Thank you, Grace! Group hug!
I managed to post in the nick of time 🙂 A holiday that’s dear to me, Poem with pics for you from my part of the world…