Welcome to OpenLinkNight everyone. I hope you had a chance to read about our new project for 2019, Poetry Forms as announced by Bjorn Rudberg here. The first poetry form is sonnet and the link is still open for those who want to try out and submit their sonnet poems. For those who have submitted earlier, please check back for new entries and comment or provide feedback as requested by the poets. This is a good opportunity to learn and encourage poets on writing poetry forms.
As you know, OpenLinkNight 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 “Come hang with me“, this is also your opportunity to share your poem.
Here is a poem by Mark Strand, Lines for Winter.
Lines for Winter
as it gets cold and gray falls from the air
that you will go on
the same tune no matter where
you find yourself—
inside the dome of dark
or under the cracking white
of the moon’s gaze in a valley of snow.
Tonight as it gets cold
what you know which is nothing
but the tune your bones play
as you keep going. And you will be able
for once to lie down under the small fire
of winter stars.
And if it happens that you cannot
go on or turn back
and you find yourself
where you will be at the end,
in that final flowing of cold through your limbs
that you love what you are.
To join us for Thursday’s OpenLinkNight, which happens every other week, here’s how to join:
- Write a poem in your blog.
- There you will find links to other poets, and more will join during the next 48 hours so check back to read other entries.
- Read and comment on other poet’s work, we all go here to have our poems read
- Please link back to dVerse from your site/blog.
- Comment and participate in our discussion below, if you like.
- Have fun.
See you at the poetry trail. ~Grace~
Glenn Buttkus said:
Hi Grace–thanks for hosting. I had difficulty linking at first; please delete my first ersatz link..
Hello Glenn! Done and enjoy the rest of your week.
Hello eveyone! Happy OpenLink Night. I look forward to your poems.
Therisa Godwaldt said:
I know, it’s late, but am wishing everyone, a happy and productive new year. As we struggle with the expressing of our thoughts and passion, through our poetry.
Happy new year to you !!! Thanks for joining us.
Hi Grace and All. The Mark Strand poem is a faucet-turner. So beautiful.
Thank you. I am glad you like the winter inspired poem.
You are welcome.
rob kistner said:
I am moonstruck as a poet. This month’s moon is extra special, so I wrote a little sumpin’ special Grace. Been researching this awhile, hope you enjoy it. Thank you Grace for takin’ the reins today!
Hi Rob. That is good theme to write about and I hope I see the wolf moon in the coming weeks. Thanks for joining us.
I like the poem you chose and your photo, Grace! I added a frosty footprint photo to my January poem 🙂
We seem to be in-synch with the weather Lynn. Its minus -10C here in Toronto…br..br..
Charmed Chaos said:
Hello everyone! Grace, thanks so much for hosting!
Hello and thanks for joining us.
Happy OLN and Happy New Year everyone! Thank you so much for hosting tonight Grace and for sharing the beautiful Mark Strand poem. I’ve linked a haibun from earlier this week and will swing by to read in a moment xxx
Happy new year to you too! Thanks for joining us.
Good evening Grace and everyone at the pub tonight! Thankyou for hosting Grace and a hpay New Year to all those poets who have joined us after the break. I’ve just got back late from visiting my sick father-in-law so I will have to link and run, but I will be back first thing in the morning to read and comment.
Hello Kim! I hope your father in law will be in a road to recovery. Take care.
Thank you, Grace. The situation with him is very serious but he was cheerful.
Frank J. Tassone said:
Evening, Poets! Thanks, Grace, for hosting OLN tonight! See you on the trail! 🙂
Hi Frank! Thanks for joining us.
Frank J. Tassone said:
My pleasure 😇
Went out to dinner with my son, came back and have been working on tweaking another sonnet, so no linking a poem tonight. Going to start reading poems now and will read more tomorrow (and hopefully get this sonnet where it needs to be!) Have a great night, Grace and All.
You are putting in the work there – editing and editing till you get them to shine.
See you at the poetry trail.
Great to link my poem here.
It is about the word I have chosen as my ‘word of the year’ 🙂
Hope to live up to it!
Happy New Year everyone!
Good morning, Grace. I’m always late to the party. 🙂 I’ve added mine, and I’m going to try to catch up on reading (still behind on sonnets and haibuns!) over the next few days.
It’s okay Merril and I suspect a lot of folks are catching up on their reading too.
Enjoy your weekend.
Tuning the bones…what a lovely idea.
thanks for hosting, Grace. (K)
Welcome and enjoy your weekend.
Happy New Year to all, and cheers!
Happy new year to you too Angela! Thanks for joining in!
Christine Irving said:
I just love this poem by Mark Strand. Thnk you!
I am glad that you love it Christine.
Ali Grimshaw said:
Grace, thank you for this poem. What a treasure. I look forward to reading what others have shared. Have a great weekend.
Thanks for joining in Ali.