Hello dVersers!  Lillian here, welcoming in the autumn season with OLN LIVE!

Click on the link below to join us from 3 to 4 PM today, for OLN LIVE!


It’s an opportunity to put faces with names and poetry, chat live at the pub, and read aloud one poem of your choice to a truly supportive and welcoming group! Everyone will have the opportunity to read one poem….if we run past 4 PM, click on the link below and we’ll continue.


HOWEVER, if you’d rather not read a poem aloud, please just feel free to come and sit in and listen. The more the merrier!!!

So….what the heck am I talking about when I say, “kick up a can-can skirt” with me??? In October, here in the New England states, it’s the autumn season. When tree leaves turn from green to crimson, gold, bronze, and bright yellow too. It’s always reminded me of the skirts the Parisian ladies lifted in their high-kicking dance in cabarets. The dance was called the can-can. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec depicted these ladies in his famous painting, At the Moulin Rouge: The Dance. The underside of a can-can skirt, lifted for all to see, was full of brightly colored ruffles. So for me, the trees turning all their gorgeous colors, and some of the leaves in fact “ruffling” as they begin to dry, are like Mother Nature kicking up her can-can skirts!

And here’s something you didn’t know . . . in one of my VERY early dance recitals, I was a can-can girl! Can you believe it?

That’s me, second from the left. And since I’m now seventy-five years old, this photo was obviously taken a long time ago – before the heyday of color photography! Too bad, since you can’t see the colors of the ruffles in my skirt! SO, let’s get back to OLN . . .

OLN is the chance for you to share any one poem of your choosing, and read it aloud at OLN LIVE if you’d like. The poem doesn’t have to be about autumn. It can be on any topic, any format. The poem just has to be . . . poetry! So kick up your heels and join us!

New to dVerse? Here’s what to do:

  • Write one poem (no required topic, form, rhyme scheme, length) and post the poem to your blog. Only one poem is allowed for OLN.
  • Add the exact URL for your poem to Mr. Linky below.

  • REMEMBER to either TAG dVerse in your post, or include a link at the end of your poem that leads readers back to dVerse (https://dversepoets.com). 

  • If you do not TAG or include a link to dVerse at the end of your post, I will gently remind you to do so. After all, this will increase your readership and comments, and others will find dVerse and hopefully join in the fun. If you do not add the TAG or link after my reminder, I will remove your post from Mr. Linky. I do not want to do that! So please do include the TAG or link!

  • AND, if you’re so inclined, go back up to the top of this post, click on the link provided, and join us from 3 to 4 PM at OLN LIVE to share your poem!