Daylight savings, Emily Dickinson, Pantoum, Patricia Denise Newman, Phyllis McGinley, Poetry Forms
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.
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.
- 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.
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Good evening and welcome to Open Link Night, when you are invited to link up one poem of your choice. Let’s get this poetry party started!
Hi Kim, thanks for hosting today! On my way to my cardiac rehab. Be back to read the posted work later… 🙂
I’m looking forward to it. 🙂
Hi Kim, I tried to leave a comment on your blog to tell you how much I liked “Smudged” but your blog would no let me?
That’s odd. Thank you, Rob 😊
Björn Rudberg (brudberg) said:
Hello… not only is spring coming… but I just found out that today is world poetry day… do you have any Champagne for us today?
Champagne and strawberries coming up!
Thanks for hosting Kim. Spring is coming, I am happy to say.
I will be around to hit the poetry trail in a bit.
I’m glad you have had a hint of spring, Grace. We are getting it full blast at the moment and I’m loving it!
Hi Kim and All. Bjorn, world poetry day? Kim, make that a champagne for me also please! The snow is all but gone here but still not much above freezing. I saw — or should I say heard — my first robin yesterday. Spring is about to spring here, YAY.
Champagne coming up – would you like some strawberries in it, Jade? I can’t believe you still have snow – we have sunshine, blossom, flowers and no end of different birds. Wafting some spring vibes your way!
Kim, strawberries sounds perfect. Yes please. Sounds so lovely where you are, and thanks for sending some this way.
Robert D said:
Happy World Poetry Day! I’ll stick with a good cup of coffee, but today is a great day! I have to admit that I wrote my poem yesterday. The sun ran away behind rain clouds.
Happy World Poetry Day and a coffee on its way! We’ve been lucky with the sun, together with blossom and spring flowers. 🙂
I linked one I just finished for Reena’s Exploration Challenge.
I’ll be over to read it in a tick!
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Hi, Kim and All–yes, World Poetry Day! I haven’t been around much this week. I’ll try to pop back later or tomorrow morning.
Hi Merril! Thanks for dropping by. I look forward to reading your work later – you have plenty of time!
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V.J. Knutson said:
Hi Kim. Thought I’d drop by with a dose of calm tonight. Took this picture nearby and played with it a bit to match the poem. Enjoy and cheers all.
Thanks for dropping by, V.J. I’m about to go to bed, it’s getting late, so I’ll be up early tomorrow to read and comment some more.
V.J. Knutson said:
Night Kim. Sleep well.
Thank you for hosting us, Kim ❤️ I ll be back in the morning and catch up 🙂 it’s really late here.
*to catch up with you and the others* .. gosh sleep has taken over
Thanks for dropping by, Snaa. It’s getting late here too. I’ll catch up with with you in the morning. 😀
Hahaha yes definitely ❤️❤️❤️ xoxo
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Ooops, Grace, I did it again. Misspelled the first entry. Please delete it for me. Thanks.
Unless Grace has already deleted it while I was asleep, I’ll get that sorted, Dwight.
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Just put the link up for the Tues Poetics Mr. Linky that I missed. Such great poetry here, I must look further into the pantoum. Iced tea please, no sugar, no booze. ;-p
Nice to see you at OLN! Plenty of iced tea in a variety of flavours. I’m drinking my first cranberry and raspberry of the day – but warm. 🙂
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Frank J. Tassone said:
Evening, Poets! Thanks, Kim, for pubtending OLN! See you all on the poetry trail! 🙂
Good morning, Frank! I’m just hitting the trail again myself! 🙂
hello Kim and happy world poetry day! i love the Emily D poem, I am a March baby and it resonates with me. thank you for hosting, I am linking a prose poem i wrote a few days back.
Happy World Poetry Day, Gina! It’s morning now over here, so I’m back at my laptop for some more reading and commenting. I’m looking forward to your prose poem.
Victoria C. Slotto said:
I’m late to comment because I’ve been trolling the poems. Thanks for your introduction. Good luck with the time change…I’ve not caught up yet. Off to read a few more till the hubby returns with take out Thai.
My welcome is also late, Victoria – in the meantime I’ve been to bed and got up again. I’m about to do some more reading and commenting. Enjoy your takeout!.
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Lona Gynt said:
Hello Kim, hello ALL. don’t know if I will be linking, crazy life, crazy world. But wanted to let y’all know l luvs y’alls. Missin y’all 💜 Lona
Thanks for dropping by and saying hello, Lona! I hope things don’t get any crazier and we see you soon.
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I’m a little late, and hope that is ok, if not, I will just enjoy the reading. The daylight savings, I must say, alongside living and operating between serbian, uk, canadian and faroese time makes me feel like this Spring I’m gonna be in a laundry spin cycle. Hope the daylights are treating you all swell!
You’re not late at all. Open Link Night stays open until Sunday. I look forward to reading your poem. I hope you’re enjoying spring when you’re in the UK – it’s certainly sprung in Norfolk!
I am enjoying Spring after quite a while; I think it is in some part due to the fact last year and start of this one the climate seems to be a lot more “normal” here in Serbia. Usually, it feels like Spring and Autumn are not present at all, and we just whisk from snow to meltdown heat.
But Spring in Shropshire is something that I definitely want to experience in my life 🙂
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I managed to get one up, and I’ll be back to read a bit later. 🙂
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