Canada, change, fall photos, just filling in, no theme, OLN, Ontario, seasons
Welcome to Open Link Night! Mish here, filling in for lovely Lillian.
It’s time to post ONE poem of your choice to share with your fellow poets. There is no specific prompt or theme, so go ahead, let your poetic muse run free. Mine has been rather silent these days as I grieve a great loss. However, I am very grateful for poetry – that loyal friend that sits patiently waiting, always available to channel those emotions we may be unable to express in other ways.
Sometimes it is simply the words of poets that speak for us, reflecting our own hearts. These two poems resonate for me. I added a few photos from my area as we welcome a new season. Walking and the beauty of nature has also been very therapeutic.
Nothing Gold Can Stay
by Robert Frost
Nature’s first green is gold
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day
Nothing gold can stay.
The plane leaves
fall black and wet
on the lawn;
the cloud sheaves
in heaven’s fields set
droop and are drawn
in falling seeds of rain;
the seed of heaven
on my face
falling — I hear again
like echoes even
that softly pace
heaven’s muffled floor …
So write us a poem! Post it to your blog. Add your name and the URL to Mr. Linky. Include a link to dVerse with your poem so others can find out how awesome we are. Visit and read the work of other poets. Oh…and drop in to say hello. Enjoy!
Welcome to OLN, everyone. Hope your Thursday is treating you well. I have my big mug of chai tea and a fuzzy blanket as it’s on the chilly side today, with a bit of rain and hail.
Tea and blankets are good at this time. I have my thick long sweater and socks already. Thanks for hosting Mish.
It still amazes me the way we can flip from hot to cold temps!
Mish, thank you for hosting. I love the poems specially the first one, and the photos for our autumn season. Please take your time to heal and savor our lovely autumn season. Each falling leaf is a sight to behold. Take care.
Thanks, Grace. 🙂
Good evening everyone and thank you for hosting, Mish. I too have a fuzzy blanket slung over my shoulders as there is still no heating in my study. I think I will have to slip out in a while to get a hot tea to join you Mish!
Good idea, Kim. I’m on my second.
Thanks for hosting today Mish. I was of two mindsets today. One was quite serious, the other, erotic — so I shared both, in honor of October’s two full moons… 🙂 …probably had little to do with those moons, but here’s my post.
Hi Rob. 🙂
Yes, just what we need these days…an extra full moon.
Björn Rudberg (brudberg) said:
Welcome October … it seems like a hard thing to come
Bjorn, I had to check the calendar today out of disbelief…*sigh*
Mish, thank you for hosting and for giving us such beautiful poems as inspiration. I will join you with a hot tea as the first snows have already fallen on the mountains here. I have written a poem for my children and will have to post and run as one of them is still awake! I look forward to reading all the poems shared here tomorrow morning, with a cup of coffee and a biscuit or two!
Wow, first snowfall and a poem for your children….how lovely…can’t wait to read it, Ingrid. 🙂
Chai tea sounds good right now, thanks Mish! 💝 See you on the trail! Happy OLN 😀
Extra cinnamon for you, Sanaa. Happy OLN!
I’m actually drinking a cup of chai right now, too, with a homemade cookie. It’s a beautiful day here. Thank you so much for filling in for Lillian, Mish.
Hi Merril….my pleasure. Ok, I must ask…what kind of cookies did you make?
They’re from a few days ago, mandelbrat (aka Mommy cookies).
…which just sent me a googling. Interesting!
Hello Mish and All. Glad you were able to step in for Lillian today and hope all is well with her. It’s been raining all day but looking out now I see the wet leaves of the pear tree shining in sunlight. I had 2 pints of cider last night during dinner with extended family so today will you please pour me a hot cup of chai also.
Hot chai coming up, Lisa. That cider will catch up with you. We’ve had an odd day of weather….sun, rain, hail and now sun again. Happy for any sun whatsoever!
Thank you for the tea and happy sun was in your mix!
Grand Marnier in my afternoon coffee as I watch the clouds roll in for our second night of rain after weeks without. Mixed are my blessings.
Thanks for hosting Mish, and especially for Mr. Frost.
Hi Ron. Enjoy! Yes, I especially like that one by Mr.Frost as well. 🙂
sorry for your loss Mish .. lovely poem selection!
Thank you, kate. 🙂
enjoying your poems all while drinking an almost hot coffee. thank you all for your words
A fresh, hot coffee on the way. Thanks for joining in. 🙂
Thanks Mish for being a great host – and thanks also for DH Lawrence poem. Looking forward to some fine poetry reading later in the day.
Hi Peter, glad you enjoyed the poem choices. Thanks for joining in. 🙂
Ali Grimshaw said:
Thanks for hosting. I have read the last several prompts shared here but didn’t get to sharing myself until today. Life seems to have more layers lately. I continue to be grateful for connecting with others in the group. Keep the inspiration coming.
Keep the hot tea coming,
Life has layers indeed but we will never run out of tea OR inspiration in this poetry pub! Glad you were able to join in, Ali. 🙂
Ali Grimshaw said:
Thank you for always making me feel welcome.☕️
What a day. I’m glad I managed this little elegy to moving before a very intense day at a client pulling docs. I’d much rather be a poet than a forensic accountant (which is what I was doing, not that it’s remotely my field), it turns out.
Aw yes, full time poet would be dream come true. 🙂
Mish, your poem choices are lovely. Fall in my neck of the woods is slowly creeping in with brisk nights and glorious days. Take care and thanks for hosting.
My pleasure, Eugenia. Thanks for dropping in. 🙂
So sorry for you loss.
Thank you, Dwight.
You are welcome!
Thanks for hosting Mish. (K)
Happy to host. Thanks for joining in. 🙂
Thank you for hosting Mish – Frost and Lawrence, two of my faves you posted tonight.
Great! I love them too. 🙂
Thanks for hosting. A good weekend to you.
Hope yours is excellent as well, Pat. 🙂