Autumn season, dVerse Open Link Night, Halfway through November, Live event, Pablo Neruda, Sanaa Rizvi, Social gathering, Writing through life
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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:
In case the session lasts longer than one hour then kindly rejoin using the following link:
Second link: (from 4PM to 4:30PM EST)
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 then please 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.
One knows that the season has turned to Autumn, when the leaves on the cherry trees blush roseate or gold. It means that the harshness of the sun is fading and that the days are shorter, giving us longer nights. It also means that the air is frigid but I’d rather prefer that than the sweltering heat of August.
Around this time of the year I am reminded of poems by Pablo Neruda:
If you forget me
I want you to know
You know how this is:
if I look
at the crystal moon, at the red branch
of the slow autumn at my window,
if I touch
near the fire
the impalpable ash
or the wrinkled body of the log,
everything carries me to you,
as if everything that exists,
aromas, light, metals,
were little boats
toward those isles of yours that wait for me.
if little by little you stop loving me
I shall stop loving you little by little.
you forget me
do not look for me,
for I shall already have forgotten you. (Read full poem HERE)
Amazing, isn’t he? Do let me know what your reading preferences are during the month of November 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 buffalo wings and dry riesling, tuna steaks and castello monaci kreos rose, or if you prefer we also have cranberry almond sweetheart scones with coffee/tea of your choice.
See you on the poetry trail!
forestbathing hermit said:
So inviting! My wifi is sooo slow I am not sure I’m able to login…will try again but might have to be for another time…
Have a lovely aftenoon/evening/morning!
forestbathing hermit said:
And a green tea of course!
Green tea coming right up! Thank you so much for joining in! 💝💝
Ron Rowland said:
Thanks for hosting Sanaa. My hearing impairment prevents my successful participation in “live” night, but the poem I posted contains an audio recording, making it “semi-live”.
I look forward to reading your poem, Ron! 💝 So sorry to hear about your hearing impairment.
I’ve missed the last few rounds, sorry folks. I am giving a Veterans Day reading in a couple hours, and of course, I will be reading the poem I shared here, Veterans Day. 🙂
BTW, can you make a Poet’s Punch? That’s dark rum, ginger beer, and a splash of elderflower liquor over ice. Like a Dark N Stormy, but with mystery, lol. 🙂
Poet’s Punch with ginger beer, and a splash of elderflower liquor over ice coming right up! Happy Thursday! 💝💝
Evenin’ all! I very much enjoyed the live event, thank you for hosting Sanaa 🙂 I will be back to read in the morning as I need to put the kids (and myself) to bed!
Goodnight Ingrid 🙂 thank you so much for joining in! It was wonderful to have both Benji and Ollie to read 💝💝
Glad I found your post here Sanaa, and was able to join the OLN! Thank you for hosting.
Thank you for joining in, Rob 😀 Always a pleasure to have you with us. 💝💝
Helen Dehner said:
You know what they say about ‘the best intentions’ … as the dVerse poets were ‘performing’, my cable tech was here troubleshooting …. all good now. Hoping I can catch the open link online. Cheers.
Hope you can join later, Helen! We missed you! 💝💝
It’s late here. I will be back in the morning to read everyone’s poems 🙂 the bar is open and fully stocked! Please help yourself to the menu, there are buffalo wings with dry riesling. I am adding red velvet cake to the menu! 😉
Have a wonderful evening! 💝💝
Sorry to miss the live part again. This always happens on days I’m at my client’s. Feeling a bit blue from the early sunset today, I think I need a nice spiked hot cocoa!
I will join you for some nice spiked hot cocoa, Xan! Heading over to read you 🙂 Happy Friday 💝💝
Ali Grimshaw said:
I wish I could have joined you for the readings today. Thank you for the opportunity to share and connect with others here. Wishing everyone wellness and poetry that sustains you.
Thank you so much, Ali! We missed you at the LIVE session. Wish you the same 💝💝
Frank J. Tassone said:
Good Evening, Poets! Thanks, Sanaa, for hosting the Live event, and tonight’s OLN! I’ll just help myself to this bottle of Burgundy! 😉
Good evening, Frank! 🙂 Thank you for joining in yesterday! Heading over to read you 💝💝
Thank you for hosting OLN, Sanaa. 🙂
Thank you for joining in, Kitty! 💝💝
You are welcome, Sanaa. 🙂
Thanks for hosting Sanaa! As ever, I’m so grateful to have a place to share and share in. Happy weekend! ~peace, Jason
Happy weekend, Jason! Heading over to read you 💝💝
I keep missing this. One of these weeks, I’ll make it!
Yes hopefully! Loved your poem, Judy! 💝💝