Welcome to OpenLinkNight everyone. 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 “Art as an Inspiration – Beverly Dyer” , this is also your opportunity to share your poem.
Just a note that our poetry form challenge, Sestina is still open for another week. Take some time to visit and comment on the later poems in Mr. Linky. This form is truly challenging and we commend all the poets that took part in writing the sestina. The month long poetry form challenges for our project will end with this form. We will resume with our usual MTB posts to sharpen our poetry tool box.
For today, here are two poems by Freya Manfred:
To join us for Thursday’s OpenLinkNight, which happens every other week, here’s how to join:
See you at the poetry trail. ~Grace~
Welcome to OLN everyone. The pub doors are open.
Good Evening Grace and All,
It’s been a glorious early Autumn day here! And now the new season is underway, as usual, at this time of year, a new poem has only just been published on my site. Hope you enjoy and look forward to reading all your stuff – always a treat to be here on a Thursday night… The first of the featured poems from Freya Manfred really hit the spot for me, Grace – truly marvellous…
Agreed on the pear poem. The church of eating a juicy pear.
Thanks for joining us Scott. Autumn season is upon us.
Björn Rudberg (brudberg) said:
Hello all… now finally my second sestina… tried to tell a story this time…
Looking forward to reading it Bjorn. See you in the trail.
Hi Grace and All. It’s a beautiful, cool, end of summer day. The butterflies and bees are hard at work and fresh-picked tomatoes and peppers are in the kitchen, waiting for spaghetti sauce to freeze. I just finished my final sestina!
Smells so good, specially if you have added herbs. Looking forward to reading it.
Hi everyone! I missed the last Open Link Night when I was staying with my daughter. For this one I have reworked an old poem posted back in 2016. I’ll try to read and comment as many poems as possible before I go to bed, but I’ll e back in the morning, bright and early!
Sleep tight and see you in the poetry trail.
Sorry folks, I link I’ve somehow managed to post the link to my new poem twice – twitchy fingers… Either link will take you to the same new piece: ‘Somewhere…’
No worries – wil fix the link.
Thank you for hosting Grace. Our family was down visiting friends in Oregon for Labor Day, so I decided to reach back 12 years and post a poem of mine that was inspired back then by September on the Oregon Coast.
Good to read and maybe revise old poems. I tend to do this too. Happy September.
Linda Lee Lyberg said:
Hello Grace ad all- I fear I am still under the weather, bit managed a short one using one of Beverly’s sketches.
Hope you get better soon Linda. Take care.
Beautiful poems. I especially love the one about changes that come with aging. Glad to be here and looking forward to reading. 😊
That poem hits, smiles. Thanks for joining us.
I’m doing a Poem-a-day month, just by my lonesome. Been waiting for the Open Link to share! Enjoy.
That is quite a challenge – good luck. Thanks for joining us.
Thanks for hosting Grace, love both these poems … she paints her father and husband so vividly
Her character sketches are so well done. Thanks for joining us.
appreciate the challenges and interaction but as I’m in another time zone I seldom get to comment on the posts 🙂
Thanks for hosting, Grace. I appreciated Freya Manfred’s poems you shared. I googled her and was surprised to learn she’s the daughter of novelist Frederick Manfred, who grew up in our local area. The reference to the actual Rock River perked my interest!
That is a good – thanks for sharing. Glad you enjoyed her poems.
Glenn A. Buttkus said:
Hello Grace, our gracious host. I managed to finish episode 100 of BLACKTHORNE, and it is being received well. But once again, OLN can be a place to put new sestinas. So I wrote #4 sestina, and posted it too. Homonyms are the bomb; had fun with it.
Hi Grace, thanks for hosting – I still haven’t tried a Sestina maybe, this weekend I will give it a try.
Lona Gynt said:
Thank you Grace. Always a joy
Jedediah Smith said:
Thanks for hosting. Have a new poem that I hope people enjoy.
Thank you for hosting, Grace. I was at my mom’s yesterday, and then too tired to post or read once we got home. Maybe I’ll have a chance later today to post and read. 🙂
Hello, everyone. 🙂 Ai have not posted, for a while, busy, as aI have been fighting Satan and cleaning and clearing forestry. And, aI mean, a poet doing that … 😊 Anyway, today aI posted a poem, of mine, called “To the English”. Ai mean, some are, even if that is not Norwegian, and when, those should be addressed. 😌
Thanks for hosting Grace. (K)
Frank J. Tassone said:
Better late than never, right, poets? Thanks for hosting, Grace! 🙂
Ai am thinking of making an illustration which better motivates the dVerse pub . Ai have thought about it for three years, or so, aI don’t know, really, for how long aI have posted, though now, maybe, it is time. Expect a miracle.