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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.