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Sanaa here (aka adashofsunny)
Today, we are running LIVE for the first one hour of the bar or so. If you wish to join in to read out your poem, just link up, and you will be called upon to do so in respective order. Here is the link below:
A few words of advice:
We are using Google Meet, which means that you should be able to click on the link and run it in the browser, but if that doesn’t work download the app and run it on your Smartphone or Tablet.
I recommend that you use a headset for the best experience, and please mute your microphone when you are not talking.
January at times seems so desolate doesn’t it? Annie Freud’s work offers an irresistible joie de vivre, something that can be very difficult to maintain in lock down. Whilst this poem describes a dream many of us may have had, it now takes on a new significance.
The Room that isn’t there
Sometimes I dream I’m in a room that isn’t there.
The many years I’ve lived here and not noticed it before –
an unexpected boon! Such blessed emptiness!
It’s going to change my life. What shall I use it for?
And grey the morning comes; I wake. The rooms are
as they were, each one with its function and its mess.
And all this time, it dwells behind the door, a simulacrum
of my mind, my womb, my unlived life, my life to come . . .
or could it be life’s end that brings me here, treading
its naked boards, sitting at a table on a wooden chair,
and rushing to the window to take in the view,
the trees outside, the Spring, the blossom on the grass.
Taken from The Remains by Annie Freud.
Isn’t she wonderful? Do let me know what your reading preferences are during the month of January in the comment section below. For now, let’s link up one poem!
I look forward to welcoming you on Google Meet.
Welcome to dVerse Open Link LIVE everyone!
On the menu we have chocolate mousse with brachetto d’acqui, smoked salmon and dry riesling or if you prefer we also have sweetheart cinnamon chip scones with coffee/tea of your choice.
See you on the poetry trail! 💝💝
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sorry guys i did try and join you on the live link. i was the guy with the red t shirt who popped up twice. but my connection was broken each time i tried to introduce myself. i have shared the poem i wanted to read on mr linky. hope you all have a good time and stay safe.
Hope you can join us next time! Heading over to read you 💝
linking an oldie inspired here at the bar … enjoy!
Good to see you! Please join me for chocolate mousse with brachetto d’acqui 💝💝
oh yes please sounds delicious … I can feel the waist increasing, indulged in mulberry pie yesterday 🙂
Coming right up! Cheers! 🙂
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Gillena Cox said:
Finished reading Scarlet Nights by Jude Deveraux, I have read her before. And started The Cuckoos calling by Robert Galbraith whom i did not know is J K Rowling until someone pointed this out to be at Facebook
Thanks for today’s live session Sanaa
much love to all…
Thank you so much for joining in, Gillena 🙂
much love back 💝
Hi Sanaa – for some reason I got removed from the meeting and can’t get back in 😦 I will try one more time, but if that doesn’t work I am sorry to have missed the last few poems!
Oh thank goodness you are back in with us! 💝 Would have hated it for you to have missed out 🙂
Me too! It was a great night, thank you for hosting, Sanaa 🙂
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It’s always nice to see smiling faces at the live event and share the poems that we’ve written. A wonderful respite of comaraderie ❤
Yes!! 😀 It was so wonderful to see and hear everyone read today! 💝 It truly is a real pub!
It was great to see and hear people read today. Thank you for hosting, Sanaa!
Yayyy! 😀 Thank you for joining in, Merril! 💝💝
Glenn A. Buttkus said:
Hurrah, the “live” event was once more a success! Bless Bjorn for iniitiating the event months ago! Our fellowship helps to sustain me in these dark times. BLACKTHORNE is linked up for all you Buck-lovers!
Hurrah! Grabbing myself a cuppa and heading over to read you, Glenn! 😀
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Ken / rivrvlogr said:
Sanaa… Thank you for hosting a LIVELY session. 🙂
Thank you so much, Ken 😀 Loved having you with us! 💝💝
Ali Grimshaw said:
So sorry to have missed it. I have got to write on my calendar. Will you be doing another one next month?
Yes, it takes place every month 🙂 hope you can join us next time 💝💝
Ali Grimshaw said:
Can you tell me the time (and time zone) it is scheduled for each month? Thank you.
It begins at 3PM Eastern Standard Time 🙂 and is scheduled to take place every month.
Ali Grimshaw said:
Thank you. Have a most wonderful day.
You too, Ali! 💝💝
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It was great to connect with many of you today on the group meeting. Sanaa, you did a fine job coordinating everything!
Thank you so much, Dwight! 🙂 It was wonderful having you with us 💝💝
Thank you Sanaa. I finally got my sound to work. I had my granddaughter go through my settings and get it working. It was great to connect.
It most certainly was! 🙂 I am glad she was there to help! 💝💝
Grandchildren are the best!! :>)
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Missed the window again, darn. Would it be possible to post the actual specific time, and not just “the first hour of the post” tagged to any given time zone (give it in GMT that would be fine). I keep guessing wrong and missing these.
Hope it was a lovely meet up!
The LIVE event takes place every month at 3PM Eastern Standard Time which is 8PM GMT 🙂 Hope you can join us next time 💝💝
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I felt awkward today because I was not in my home, so I felt out of sorts. Being away from my studio is uncomfortable, so I apologize again for my stumbling and stammering. You did a great job Sanaa!
You were wonderful, Rob! 🙂 Thank you so much for joining in! 💝
Good morning, not Live but Alive, thank you for hosting and I am always grateful to have a place to share my word-thoughts. It has been my challenge recently to be more truly creative, and I must admit, I have not lived up to that challenge. I think this Block Editor in WordPress literally blocks my intuitive creative process. Nonetheless, I submit to my latest, and hope that if my words are not as poetic as I were them to be, that at least the sincerity of the sentiment can be felt. A wonderful Friday to all! Peace, Jason
Thank you so much, Jason 🙂 heading over to read you! 💝
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Helen Dehner said:
Looking forward to February in the Pub! Hot buttered rum??
Hot buttered rum coming right up! 💝 It was an absolute joy having you with us, Helen! Thank you so much for joining in 😀