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Hello dVerse Poets!

Welcome to our first Open Link Night for 2021! Under a dove grey sky the colours of my world don their winter coats, each shade richer and darker than before. The path shimmers and crunches like sugar underfoot while creativity promises to surge, twirling on its heels as the month moves forward. So, what are your goals this year?  Please do let us know in the comment section below. Here’s to a brighter and more prosperous year. Cheers!

Open Link Night is your opportunity to link 1 poem of your choice as this is a no prompt-day. For those who missed the Mr. Linky deadline this Tuesday’s poetics about “A Conversation,” or any other poetry prompts that you have missed in the past, this is the opportunity to share your poem. Out of courtesy, please link back to dVerse Poets Pub if you are sharing your poem.

A Calendar of Sonnets: January

By Helen Hunt Jackson

O Winter! frozen pulse and heart of fire,
What loss is theirs who from thy kingdom turn
Dismayed, and think thy snow a sculptured urn
Of death! Far sooner in midsummer tire

The streams than under ice. June could not hire
Her roses to forego the strength they learn
In sleeping on thy breast. No fires can burn
The bridges thou dost lay where men desire
In vain to build.

O Heart, when Love’s sun goes
To northward, and the sounds of singing cease,
Keep warm by inner fires, and rest in peace.
Sleep on content, as sleeps the patient rose.
Walk boldly on the white untrodden snows,
The winter is the winter’s own release


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  • Write a poem in your blog.
  • Enter a link directly to your 1 poem and your name by clicking Mr Linky below
    and remember to check  the little box to accept the use/privacy policy.
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    hours or so, check back to read other entries.
  • Read and comment on other poet’s work, we all go here to have our poems read
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    Have fun!