Welcome back and Happy 8th anniversary to dVerse Poets Pub!
On behalf of Bjorn and all our pub hosts, we are grateful for your support and appreciation of our poetry community through all these years. We thrive with your active participation of our prompts and challenges week in and week out. Thanks to all of you who make this pub fun, educational, engaging and welcoming to all our poets and writers. Cheers!!!!
I recently came back from Montreal and was inspired by the artwork of Dale Chihuly in front of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, The Sun.
“The Sun” by Dale Chihuly
at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
What an amazing artwork! I was inspired to read some poems about the sun:
“Yours is the light by which my spirit’s born: – you are my sun, my moon, and all my stars.”
― e. e. cummings
“When it was dark, you always carried the sun in your hand for me.”
― Sean O’Casey, Three More Plays: The Silver Tassie, Purple Dust, Red Roses For Me
“And then I feel the sun itself
as it blazes over the hills,
like a million flowers on fire —
clearly I’m not needed,
yet I feel myself turning
into something of inexplicable value.
-from The Buddha’s Last Instruction”
For those who are new to the Quadrille prompt, this is a poem of exactly 44 words (not counting your title), with the given word – sun. Take any meaning, form or compound word of sun, such as sunny side up, sunflowers, sunkissed, sunburn, sunstruck, or sunken and turn it into a dazzling poem. You may want to share who is the “sun” in your life. I personally like this quote:
Here’s how to Quadrille:
– Write a poem of exactly 44 words, including the word sun.
– Put your poem on your blog and link back to this post.
– Link it up to our Mr. Linky.
– Visit other blogs. Enjoy some amazing poets. Comment. Come back later this week and write another one, and visit some more. Comment some more. The Quadrille lasts all week, so feel free to link up as many sun-inspired poems as you like.
Happy birthday, wonderful dVerse! Thank you to all the amazing hosts and wonderful contributors. I love it here!
Thanks for a lovely prompt today, Grace – looking forward to reading some poems again.
Hi Sarah! Good to see you and hope all is well.
Am looking forward to another year of prompt and challenges. Thank you!
Congratulations on the 8th anniversary! What an amazing group of poets.
Thank you Toni for being part of our community and journey. Hope all is well with you.
Happy birthday to us! Congratulations on eight poem-filled years! Thank you for hosting and for a sunny prompt, Grace.
Hello Kim! Thank you for being part of our team and our community. I look forward to another year of hosting and reading!
Me too! I love being part of the team and am honored that you still want me. 🙂
Happy anniversary to all of us. Thank you for the sunshine of your poems!
It has kept us going and we look forward to another year of writing and sharing.
Charmed Chaos said:
Hello All, and Happy anniversary! So happy to be a part of this fabulous group of poets. Thank you for hosting Grace, and providing a delightful prompt.
Thank you Linda. The art installation was a stunning sight. So glad that you are part of our community.
Jane Dougherty said:
It’s great to be back, editing finished this afternoon, ready to write some poetry!
Yes, we have a full week of prompt ready, smiles. Thank you Jane.
Victoria C. Slotto said:
Happy Anniversary to all and special thanks to the wonderful dVerse team. It’s been a ride!
Happy anniversary to you too Victoria. Through all the changes, thank you for being part of our team and community.
So happy to read your poem and hope all is well.
Thank you for hosting and for this sunny prompt, Grace! Happy anniversary to dVerse!
I’m behind and facing deadlines, but I do love quadrilles. I’ll try to pop in later tonight .
Sunny summer here Merril. Looking forward to reading your poem. Thanks for being part of our team and community.
A quick bulletin for those who would like to know : Mojo (the cat) has just returned! 😊
Kim happy Mojo returned. Not sure where he was, but happy you’re happy he’s back.
Thank you, Jade!
Hi Grace and All. Happy 8th Anniversary to dVerse! Thank you to those who come to gather at the pub. Glad to be back. Sitting and sipping an iced Arnold Palmer in the AC. Sun is just right for a quadrille today.
Yes, it is. Thanks for the support and appreciation. I will take that seat beside you.
Thank you for this wonderful post Grace, as dVerse embarks on its 9th year.
Thanks Rob for being part of our journey.
Wanted to tell you I loved your poem Grace, but your Blogger site won’t accept my comments? 😦
Sorry that you are not able to comment – maybe try your google account. Thanks for the feedback.
Laura Bloomsbury said:
Good to see you back here Grace with no better way to celebrate than sunshine and maybe a tequila sunrise – thank you to everyone for making this such a great place to sup poetry
Cheers to that tequila sunrise Laura. Thank you for being part of the team and our community.
Frank Hubeny said:
Congratulations on the 8th anniversary.
Congrats to all of us Frank. Thanks for your steady support and being part of our team.
wow ninth year that is a real achievement … well done everyone! That takes real team work 🙂
What a cheerful sunny sculpture and also love that quote, way to go Grace ❤
Thank you. It has been quite a journey and we are appreciative of all the poets who have scribbled on our walls the past 8 years.
yes I am certainly enjoying joining in, thanks so much!
Beverly Crawford said:
Love your poem. We have a Chihuly in the children’s museum in my city. Amazing work!
His work is amazing. Thanks Bev for being part of our community. Hope all is well.
A great prompt!
My Haikai Poetry book I self-published is now up on Amazon Kindle. Just put in the name or my name to view.
Congrats on the publication! Cheers!
Thanks Grace. I gave d’Verse a shout out link in the opening credits of my book.
Thanks for hosting our birthday celebration, Grace. What an amazing space this is, populated by so many who have become my virtual family!
We are just finishing up a glorious family reunion where somehow, I have become one of the elders! We arrive home tomorrow evening so I will begin reading late. But I will be there!
Enjoy the family reunion Lillian. I have been spending time with my relatives too and it has rekindled bonds once more. Safe journey home and see you in the poetry trail. Thanks for being part of our team and community.
Arcadia Maria said:
Happy Anniversary dVerse! So glad I found this place. It really has kept me motivated in my writing. Looking forward to reading some quadrilles this evening.
Happy anniversay back to you!!! So glad to read that it has motivated you in your writing. See you in the poetry trail.
Dr. Crystal Grimes said:
Thanks for hosting, Grace, and happy anniversary, dVerse! 🙂
Thank you for the greeting and being part of our community.
Happy Anniversary dVerse! Thank you for all you do!
Happy anniversary back to you Truedessa. Thank you for being part of our journey and celebration.
Christine Bolton said:
Congratulations on 8 years!!!! I’m happy you’re there for all of us 🙂
Thank you Christine. We are all part of this community.
Donna Matthews said:
Happy, Happy Birthday. Thank you for the great prompt and examples 💙
You are welcome and Happy Anniversary as well!
Happy anniversary! I’m so glad to have found you. You’ve provided so much inspiration for me. 🙂 Here’s my take on today’s prompt: https://eluminoracreations.wordpress.com/2019/07/16/poem-quadrille/. Thanks for reading!
Hey all! Welcome back!
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Thank you and hope you are enjoying summer!
Hi, Grace and all.
Welcome back to the happy place. 🙂 Happy anniversary, DVerse.
Hi Imelda. Happy place this is. Thank you for being part of our journey and community.
Hi Grace and all, Congratulations – 8 years is a lifetime (well almost). And lovely prompt (particularly for those of us in wintry climes).
Thank you Peter. Hope all is fine with you. You will get your sunshine later on, as we get wrapped up in wintry climes.
Ayala Zarf said:
Happy Anniversary! It’s amazing to recall that it’s been this long since I became a part of this great community with fellow poets that share my passion. I am grateful for all the friends and connections made here.
Thank you Ayala for your support and friendship.
Na'ama Yehuda said:
Happy Birthday to dVerse! What a cherished community place this is (even if I don’t participate quite as often as I probably can — and maybe will). I’m grateful for all of you who moderate and run the tap and nourish so many of us through this space.
Have added my link to the linky-dink but am copying it here, just in case, because it gave me some trouble today:
Thank you. It is a reciprocal relationship – we all nourish each other.
Na'ama Yehuda said:
Ah, indeed we do. I’m glad for the community and for the opportunity to share, create and experience others’ creativity, read and be read.
Life is better with poetry.
Welcome back and happy anniversary to you all! Thank you for hosting here Grace and all the wonderful work you and the team do here at dVerse. We’ve just returned from our Summer break and will swing by later to read xxx
Welcome back. Hope your summer vacation was restful and relaxing.
Thank you dear Grace, it truly was – hope you had a lovely Summer break too 🙂💜
Welcome back–61 comments and 47 links! Everyone’s quadrilles were all pent up waiting for the prompt!
Thanks for joining in.