dVerse Open Link Night, halfway through July, Live event, Patrick Kavanagh, poetry reading, Sanaa Rizvi, Social gathering
Image Courtesy: Grace Ho, Unsplash
Sanaa here (aka adashofsunny)
Today, we are running LIVE for the first one hour of the bar i.e. from 3PM to 4PM EST. 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:
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.
The month of July brings with it cooling showers, apricots and gillyflowers according to the poet Sara Coleridge; well, to be quite honest, it doesn’t seem like a bad deal to me. A city dweller such as myself takes whatever comes along the way, and makes beauty of it.
INNISKEEN ROAD: JULY EVENING
By Patrick Kavanagh
The bicycles go by in twos and threes –
There’s a dance in Billy Brennan’s barn to-night,
And there’s the half-talk code of mysteries
And the wink-and-elbow language of delight.
Half-past eight and there is not a spot
Upon a mile of road, no shadow thrown
That might turn out a man or woman, not
A footfall tapping secrecies of stone.
I have what every poet hates in spite
Of all the solemn talk of contemplation.
Oh, Alexander Selkirk knew the plight
Of being king and government and nation.
A road, a mile of kingdom, I am king
Of banks and stones and every blooming thing.
Amazing, isn’t he? Do let me know what your reading preferences are during the month of July 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 Nicoise salad with Mcguigan single batch Dry Rose, Pan seared sea scallops and Grilled asparagus with romesco… I am adding Albarino to the list 🙂 or if you prefer we also have butter croissants with coffee/tea of your choice.
See you on the poetry trail!
Frank J. Tassone said:
Thank you for hosting, Sanaa! Great to see you today! 😀
Wonderful to see you too, Frank 😀 Thank you so much for coming 💝💝
was great to hear you all. thanks for hosting Sanaa.
Delighted to have you read today 😀 Thank you so much for coming 💝💝
finaly got my link up to the poem i read i thought i had before joining in. but human error came into play and i had pushed a wrong button taking me straight into the live meeting oops!
No worries! 🙂
You always serve such a feast, Sanaa! 😀 Thanks for hosting. It was great to see and hear everyone.
So lovely to see and hear you read today, Merril 😀 It’s always a pleasure to have you join 💝💝
Thank you all so much! So great to see your faces. Really glad I got to hear Glenn read that epic Poem! And thank you for indulging me in one of mine
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Thank you so much for joining in, Eric! 😀 It was wonderful having you with us 💝💝
Thanks so much Sanaa. Was it recorded? I’d love to be able to hear those I missed…
Ah.. no.. sorry! Unfortunately it wasn’t a recorded event this time round.. but hopefully next time! 💝💝
Welp, missed again bc “job” (gotta do something about that) but I’ll put up last Tuesday’s poetics effort, for which I also missed the deadline (are we seeing a pattern here?) on the Linky. Where’s my wine?
Mcguigan single batch Dry Rose coming right up! Please do join me for some Nicoise salad too 🙂 .. hope your day is going well! 💝💝
Gillena Cox said:
Thanks for today’s live session
Much love back!! 💝💝 Thank you so much for joining in, Gillena 😀
This sounds so cool. I’ve only participated on dVerse a few times before, so hope I did it right this time, submitting my poem I mean. I don’t think I’d ever want to read my poem aloud though, LOL. I applaud those who have the courage to do this!
So nice to have you with us, Astrid! Heading over to read you 😀 Happy Thursday! 💝💝
Ali Grimshaw said:
Sorry that I couldn’t join the live session today. I always enjoy hearing your voices. It adds so much to the experience of the poem. I look forward to reading them.
You were missed, Ali! 💝 Hope you can join in next time 🙂 heading over to read you 💝💝
Ali Grimshaw said:
I am coming back from a two day migraine. I am not too sharp today.
Thanks for wanting to include me. I appreciate your offerings.
Oh! So sorry to hear that, hope you feel better soon, Ali 💝💝
Tricia Sankey said:
Sorry for all my tech difficulties but so happy I got to join you all at the end! This group is so talented! 💗
As are you, my dearest Tricia! 🙂 Wonderful to have you with us during the LIVE event. 💝💝
Tricia Sankey said:
thanks Sanaa, hoping you will post your recording of the live event … I have enjoyed Bjorn’s.
No idea how you get time to read other poets, I barely get enough time to read my favourites and the newbies here … there is such a wealth of talent here!
So good to see you, Kate! Heading over to read you 💝💝 I still have to catch up on reading and commenting.. it’s Eid week here 🙂
then attend to that first Sanaa, no need to read me …
Love, love your poem, Kate! Hope you have a great week ahead 💝💝
thanks Sanaa and you!
i was sad I missed connecting will all you good folks! I had too much work to do and could not get off early to join you. Perhaps the next time.
Hope to see you next time, Dwight! Heading over to read you 💝💝
I still writing… but I will be there…
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One of these days I will set my alarm for 0500 so I can join. But not in the middle of winter. 😀
I look forward to having you join us, someday 💝💝 Heading over to read you, Happy Friday! 🙂
hello, so i missed the live portion of the open mic i was at work. i made an audio recording of my poem, its m4a (whatever that means) and i’m on blogger, anyone know how to add an audio file to a blog post? thanks in advance
Hi there. Sorry I am not that tech savvy myself. I read that you can add an audio player widget to blogger. We have another LIVE OLN by mid-August, and you can join us.
phillip woodruff said:
hi. thank you for your reply, even if it’s a year late, and also. i no longer post at d’verse (i find that d’verse is not as diverse as advertised, so i moved on) but thanks anyway
Thank you for hosting a fine night of poetry Sanaa! I love the Kavanagh poem 🙂
Thank you for joining in 😀 and once again, many many congratulations on the release of your book! 💝💝
Thanks for hosting Sanaa. (K)
Thank you for joining in! 😀 Loved your prose poem 💝💝