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Greetings dVerse Poets and welcome to Open Link Night! This is Kim, Writing in North Norfolk, your host for the next couple of days.

As part of our next project, Poetry Forms, this month we have been focusing on the Pantoum, which Gina kindly hosted. Some of us struggled with the form at first, while others strode ahead and gave us excellent examples. We were helped by Victoria’s prompt last week, in which she delved deeper into repetition, which is a feature of the Pantoum.

The last time I hosted an Open Link Night was 1st November, not long after the clocks went back in the UK; now we’re waiting for them to spring forward, as has already happened in North America.

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I found a poem about Daylight Savings Time by Phyllis McGinley:


one about March by Emily Dickinson entitled ‘Dear March – Come in’:


and a timely pantoum by Patricia Denise Newman, ‘The Coming Of Spring’:


As most of you know, unless you’re a newcomer here, Open Link Night is when you choose any ONE poem of yours to share, or a poem for which you missed the Mr Linky deadline during the week. There is no prompt and there are no specific instructions to follow. Enjoy your time here and pay your fellow pub-goers a visit as everyone makes the rounds of reading and sharing.

Here is how you link your poem:

  • Write a poem on your blog.
  • Enter a link directly to your one poem and your name by clicking Mr Linky below and remember to check the little box to accept the use/privacy policy.
  • You will find links to other poets and more will join during the next 48 hours.
  • Read and comment on other poets’ work.  We all come 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. We are a friendly bunch of poets.
  • Enjoy!