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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


for Ros Krauss

Tell yourself
as it gets cold and gray falls from the air
that you will go on
walking, hearing
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
tell yourself
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,
tell yourself
in that final flowing of cold through your limbs
that you love what you are.
                                               @Photo by Grace
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See you at the poetry trail. ~Grace~