dVerse Open Link Night, E.E. Cummings, Halfway through February, Live event, Love Poems, Sanaa Rizvi, Social gathering, Winter season, Writing through life
Picture courtesy: Coffee and dessert by Zoe, 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:
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.
I have always been fond of February and remember reading poetry by E.E Cummings when I was younger. Did you know, he was ranked among the best love poets of his time and was in the habit of associating love as a subject, with the landscape, with the seasons, with the time of day and with death.
[ I carry your heart with me ( I carry it in) ]
i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you
here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)
Amazing, isn’t he? Do let me know what your reading preferences are during the month of February in the comment section below. For now, let us link up one poem.
I look forward to welcoming you on Google Meet.
Welcome to Open Link LIVE everyone 🙂
On the menu we have Creamy avocado hummus with Pinot Grigio, Curly chili cheese fries with Syrah or if your prefer we also have Strawberry sweetheart scones with coffee/tea of your choice.
See you on the poetry trail!
Strawberry scones please! And a ‘lil jug of pineapple juice,if you can 🙂
Strawberry scones and a jug of pineapple juice coming right up 🙂 Happy Friday! ❤️❤️
Hi Sanaa! Thank you for hosting 🙂 Trying to get in but seem to be having technical difficulties…
I am glad you were able to join, Ingrid! ❤️❤️
For a little while at least 😅 thank you for hosting ❤️
My pleasure 😊
Tricia Sankey said:
I think my reception is too bad here, we have a foot of snow today in Kansas City! I’m going to read in a bit, have to go dig my dog out of the snow! ❄️☃️❄️
You were missed! Stay warm, Tricia ❤️❤️
Tricia Sankey said:
Sorry I can’t sing along tonight; but I’m diggin the show! Thanks.
Glad you enjoyed the session, Ron! ❤️❤️
Thank you for hosting! The menu sounds awesome, but since I am currently on a special eating regime, I would not be able to have anything, except the tea, which is a blessing. I still, however, appreciate imagining the delicacies!
Just like with writing, I struggled with reading the past few months due to a hospital stay. Earlier today, I have felt the jitters, and seeing the dVerse call honestly helped me go along and finish it. Will be linking the poem then diving into the reading of other wonderful and inspiring entries.
Also, I promise this is the last time I succumb to a villanelle! (At least for a little while . . . )
I am so pleased you liked it, Oloriel 🙂 heading over to read you. ❤️❤️
Gillena Cox said:
Thanks for hosting today’s open link live. The new ideas of reading from dVerse poets was amazing.
Thank you so much, Gillena 😀 It was Bjorn’s idea. And yes, I am so glad you enjoyed today ❤️❤️
Björn Rudberg (brudberg) said:
I will do most of my reading during the weekend. Enjoy the recording.
Wonderful! ❤️❤️ Thank you so much for recording the LIVE session, Bjorn! Can’t wait to see it 😀
Thank you for hosting, Sanaa. Yikes –what a photo on that recording!🤣
Thank you for joining in, Merril 😀 it was such a joy to hear you read ❤️❤️
Thank you and you’re welcome, Sanaa! ❤️❤️
Thanks for hosting so very smoothly Sanaa, I would love an Arabic coffee…poured by an Arabian coffee pot of course!…I miss them so
Arabic coffee for the gentleman 😀 thank you so much for joining in today, Ain. I was deeply moved by your reading of my poem ❤️❤️ You did it beautifully!
Thank you so much..sorry that the scrolling caused the errors, there are others of yours which must be read aloud one day, and I hope to read on an open link night one day.
As far as reading goes, I reread this favourite poem of mine constantly: https://link.medium.com/tfNpYjfBJnb
I look forward to reading it ❤️❤️ thank you once again 🙂
I enjoyed watching the live stream group. Thank you for recording it for those of us who could not join you. I was working at the Restore this afternoon, so I missed it.
I am so pleased you enjoyed it! 😀 Bjorn did a wonderful job recording the session ❤️❤️ hope you can join us next time.
Scones with tea. I so enjoyed listening to the recording. Wonderful idea of the reading!!!! Thanks for hosting Sanaa.
Strawberry sweetheart scones for the lovely lady 😊 So glad you enjoyed it, Grace ❤️❤️
Zelda Winter said:
Thanks so much for the e e cummings poem–my one true love was very fond of his work 🙂
Thank you so much, Zelda 😊 I too am very fond of hos work! Happy Thursday ❤️❤️
Zelda Winter said:
You’re welcome–Yes, happy days ahead 🙂
Cindy Georgakas said:
Truly loved hearing all of the wonderful poems and your warm interaction.
Always love Benji in the mix!
He’s our youngest dVerse member 😄 and it is truly delightful to hear him read his poetry ❤️❤️
Cindy Georgakas said:
He’s such a joy to watch for sure!!! I love it! 💖