Hello all, Björn here;
tonight is the night before Midsummer Nights Eve. For people in the Sweden this is one of the most important days of the year. This is when we normally dance and celebrate the beginning of the real summer. The nights are brief and we normally sit outside the whole evening. This year most of the bigger festivities are canceled since we still have regulations related to Covid. That said we intend to have a small setting, eat herring, drink beer, bathe and relax.
Today is the last event before we go on a two week break, we will be back with a Quadrille on July 12. This is also when we celebrated the 11th anniversary of dVerse,
Today the first part of Open Link is also a live event and if you can you just join by clicking this link:
You don’t need to download any software, but if you join from a phone you will get an improved quality if you download the Goole Meet App first. I recommend that you use a headset to get the best experience,’
I will try recording the event, so those who cannot participate will be able to watch it afterwards. If you have any objections being recorded you can still participate in the meeting just listening, remember to turn of your video camera in that case.
If you are new to Open Link, we have no prompt tonight, but you are welcome to share any one poem. You share it by putting a link directly to your poem in the linkup below.
When you have linked up, you can leave a comment below and take part in the discussion. Please remember to visit and read on each other’s poem. To read is how we all get better in writing, and we also learn and appreciate the comments you give.
Greetings Bjorn and All,
Good evening from the UK… I trust this finds you all in good spirits as we indeed reach Midsummer already! Earlier this month we released another new poem ‘Time is…’ This probably the last in a recently posted sequence that, to some extent, looks to speak to issues raised by pandemic and engage specifically in the notion of hope and the human spirit, moving forward. Hope it touches you… The world becomes more dystopian by the day it seems – so we must all hang on tight to the light and our precious creative kinships, as best we can… Look forward to catching up with everyones else’s offerings right now!
Björn Rudberg (brudberg) said:
Hello Scott… are you going to try to join live today?
Sorry Bjorn, just caught up with your response… Not really a reader of my work, which I always say is best ‘read in the head’ Some folk tell me they do read my stuff aloud, which is cool. They make their own pattern of it… I tend to think its best just to leave any reader to create their own relationship with my writing, many of which may well be better than my own! I know its a bit idiosyncratic of me, but is just the way it is… My creative practice generally has always been a very strict and limited one, which is just the way I get results I guess, mining one particular theme and style of work in a continually focused and mindful way. Crazy I know, but that’s Scottie for ya… Have a good session tonight. I do rather enjoy watching them back, when Glenn is often the star of the show orally, with all his acting training and experience, I guess… Such strong performances…
I am feeling bad. I may not join?
Thank you so much for hosting Bjorn!
Cheers for summer fun. See you all in 2 weeks – July 12!!!!
Thanks for hosting, Björn!
Thank you for hosting a Midsummer Night of poetry Björn!
thanks for having me it was great o finally manage to hear you all read
Gillena Cox said:
Another lovely open mic session not without its technical issues. But good all the same
Bjorn I really appreciate your persistence and skills in doing these link ups … did get my microphone working but no camera yet. But I do get great joy from watching and listening to you all joining in! I feel I know you better but am also daunted about what I have to offer such a talented group … thank you!
Good Evening All! One of these times I would like to join the live session. It’s so hard to do with working.
Thank you to the dVerse staff for all you do! Enjoy your two week break.
Niki Flow said:
So sorry I missed this. Happy Midsummer’s Night!
Björn Rudberg (brudberg) said:
Now the midsummer celebrations are over and I am finally read to read all the contributions…
Hello Bjorn it saddens me that I only just found this now but I would certainly like to join in the next live meeting. I only recently started writing poetry again and I would simply love to allow readers to hear my work in my own voice the way that it was meant to be received. I look forward to your future live groups!