dVerse Open Link Night, Halfway through August, Late Summer, Sanaa Rizvi, Sir Charles G. D. Roberts, Social gathering, Writing through life
Image courtesy: Chocolate cake beside strawberries and wine by Aliet Kitchen, 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 August always puts me in the mind of berries – red, blue, cream and black – of leaf blossomed trees as late summer sings and change in season announces its arrival. And so, I share with you a poem by Sir Charles G. D. Roberts:
An August Wood Road
When the partridge coveys fly
In the birch-tops cool and high;
When the dry cicadas twang
Where the purpling fir-cones hang;
When the bunch-berries emboss—
Scarlet beads—the roadside moss;
Brown with shadows, bright with sun,
All day long till day is done
Sleeps in murmuring solitude
The worn old road that threads the wood.
In its deep cup—grassy, cool—
Sleeps the little roadside pool;
Sleeps the butterfly on the weed,
Sleeps the drifted thistle-seed.
(Read full poem here)
Amazing, isn’t he? Do let me know what your reading preferences are during the month of August in the comment section below. For now, let us 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 scallops with grapefruit-onion salad and sauvignon Blanc, Beet risotto with rose champagne or if you prefer, we also have dark chocolate and cherry scones with coffee/tea of your choice.
See you on the Poetry trail! 💘💘
Hi Sanaa. Thank you for your gracious hosting. I so enjoyed listening to all poems being read. Dark chocolate and cherry scones for me please!
So pleased you enjoyed the poems, Grace! 😀 Dark chocolate and cherry scones coming right up! Happy Thursday 💘💘
Thank you for hosting, Sanaa. It was great to see people and chat a bit today. 😊
Merril, your reading was amazing. Thank you for sharing!
Thank you for listening, Grace!
Thank you for joining in, Merril! I agree, your reading tonight was wonderful 💘💘
Dark choco and cherry scones please, Sanaa!
Dark chocolate and cherry scones coming right up! 💘💘 Happy Thursday, Shay 🙂
Thank you so much for hosting tonight Sanaa! I would love a dark chocolate and cherry scone with red berry tea and look forward to reading your poems xxx
So nice to see you, Xenia! Dark chocolate and cherry scone with red berry tea coming right up 🙂 Happy Thursday! 💘💘
Christine Bolton, Poetry for Healing said:
Hi Sanaa, thanks for hosting! ☺️❤️
Hello Christine, hope you are well! 🙂 Heading over to read you 💘💘
Sunra Rainz said:
Hi Sanaa! Thanks for hosting and what a lovely session it was 🙂 I so enjoyed hearing everyone read and I look forward to reading more poems later today ❤
I guess the bar's closed but if there are still some dark choc and cherry scones going, I'll have one with my midday coffee! 😀 X
Hi Sunra! Sigh.. yes 😀 it was lovely wasn’t it? The bar is open until Saturday night! Dark chocolate and cherry scones coming right up 🙂 I will join you for some coffee 💘💘
Sunra Rainz said:
Ha ha ha! Excellent! 😀 Thank you, Sanaa, that’s awesome ❤ ❤
You’re most welcome 😉
Thanks for hosting Sanaa. A good weekend to you.
Thanks Pat! You too, have a wonderful weekend 💘💘