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Hello poets and welcome to Open Link Night!

This is your opportunity to link up ONE poem of your choice. There is no particular theme or prompt and any form is welcome. Hope you are safe and doing well.

Life has changed in so many different ways and for each of us a different narrative continues to evolve. It would be interesting to share our stories, from country to country…person to person, a global compilation of our experiences. In unfamiliar times, we rely on our constants…family, work, daily routines but for most of us, even these have become dismantled. So what can we depend upon? The sun as it faithfully rises, bringing us hope for another day? Or maybe the moon staring over us, stoic and steadfast? Ahh…and poetry. We will always have poetry.

Here’s a little sunshine from Mary Oliver. She reminds us that the sun is universal.

The Sun

by Mary Oliver

Have you ever seen
in your life
more wonderful

than the way the sun,
every evening,
relaxed and easy,
floats toward the horizon

and into the clouds or the hills,
or the rumpled sea,
and is gone–
and how it slides again

out of the blackness,
every morning,
on the other side of the world,
like a red flower

streaming upward on its heavenly oils,
say, on a morning in early summer,
at its perfect imperial distance–
and have you ever felt for anything
such wild love–
do you think there is anywhere, in any language,
a word billowing enough
for the pleasure

that fills you,
as the sun
reaches out,
as it warms you

as you stand there,
or have you too
turned from this world–

or have you too
gone crazy
for power,
for things?

There is something about the moon that brings me comfort.

Moonlight Bends Over The Black Silence

by Maxwell Bodenheim

Moonlight bends over the black silence,
Making it bloom to wild-flowers of sound
That only green things can hear.
A wind sprawls over an orchard,
Frightening its silent litany to sound.
A thread of star-light has fallen to this tree
And curls among its leaves, tangling them to silence. . . .
Standing amidst these things, Beloved,
We feel the words our hearts cannot form.

Whether you are musing under the moon or admiring the sunrise, we hope you can join in.

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