REMINDER! Two chances to join OLN LIVE this month!
Thursday, April 20, from 3 to 4 PM EST
AND Saturday, April 22, from 10 to 11 AM EST.
You may still link one poem as usual for OLN (Open Link Night) even if you do not attend a live session.
Hello, dVerse Poets! It’s Merril from southern New Jersey. When I sit at my kitchen table in the early morning, I often see the sunrise through our windows.
“But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks?
It is the east, and Juliet is the sun. “
William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Act 2, Scene 2
The days are getting warmer, and our windows have been opened. I hear birds now in pre-dawn choir.
“In the center of things
between the pressing of the window and air
— a small space —
there is a meeting that defines
–from Rachel Sherwood, “Windows”
I’m sure you’ve guessed today’s prompt is windows. I wanted to give everyone an easy prompt today, as this is a busy month for many of us with daily poetry writing and holidays. You’ve probably written about windows before, but that’s OK. They’re an endless source of inspiration. So, write about windows, real, imaginary, or metaphorical—portals, architecture, what you see from them, what you wish you’d see. Is someone knocking on yours? You can interpret the prompt as you wish.
And if you need added inspiration, use this image by Bertha Wegmann (Danish, 1847 – 1926) “View towards a street through an open window,” (Wikimedia Commons).
To Join in dVerse Poetics:
*Post a poem about windows in any style or form and post it on your blog.
*Enter a link directly to your poem by clicking Mr Linky below.
*Read and comment on other poets’ work, we all like to have our poems read
*Please link back to dVerse from your site/blog.
*Comment and participate in our discussion below if you like.
Björn Rudberg (brudberg) said:
Hello, I liked the open prompt. So many things to write.
Hi Björn. I’m so pleased you liked it. Sometimes it’s good just to have a prompt that gives you an idea without demanding too much. 🙂
Hello, dVerse Poets! Welcome to the pub. The weather seems all over the place, but we always have a lovely view from our pub windows. We have warm and cold beverages, sandwiches, cookies, pie, and more to enjoy while you savor some delicious poetry.
Thanks for hosting, Merril. This is an interesting post. I will look out and see what inspiration I can find.
Hi guys. sorry I’ve been MIA for a while. So what’s cookin’?
Hi Christopher! I’m pleased you could join us.
Good evening poets and thank you for hosting with a window prompt and image, Merril! I’m looking out of a window at the moment, thinking that the days are getting longer – it’s gone eight o’clock and just getting dark. There should be some great poetry this evening.
Hi Kim! The days are definitely getting longer. The sun is up at around 6 now. It’s still afternoon here.
Thanks for hosting, Merril. 🙂 I am going to help myself to the pie. If you baked it, I know its good. My poem is on the lighter side, but I like that the theme of “windows” offers a panorama of poetic opportunities.
Thanks for the vote of confidence, Mish. In our virtual pub, we have any type of pie you want. I’m pleased you like the prompt!
Hi Merril and others. I like the prompt, Merril. I could combine it with NaPoWriMo prompt, so thanks. 🙂
Hi Punam! I thought the prompt would lend itself to combining with other prompts. I did that, too. 🙂
❤️ very thoughtful of you.
I know many of us are writing multiple poems every day. 🙂
what a great prompt
will be back with a hot chocolate after my bath for more reading
catch you later alligators
Hi Rog! I’m glad you like the prompt.
Katrina Kaye said:
I am new here, but I would love to participate. Thank you for the prompt and ideas. Is it possible to post to this prompt in a couple of days, or should prompts be completed and shared the day of the posting? I am not always that quick with my postings.
Welcome! Sorry, I’m just responding. (I go to bed early.) The links are always open for a few days. Monday’s prompts are usually open for the whole week. I believe this one is open until Thursday’s prompt goes up at 3:00 PM EDT. But this week Thursday is Open Link Night, so you could always post to that instead. And if you want, you can also join us live then in the first hour (but you can also just post a poem).
Katrina Kaye said:
Thank you so much for the information!
The Inkwell (Pankaj Kumar) said:
Thank you for the prompt! Windows are truly an endless source of inspiration, and I was excited to write about them again. I appreciate the variety of interpretations allowed with this prompt – from real to imaginary to metaphorical. I’ve tried to explore different angles and perspectives with this one. Thanks again!
Thank you for joining us. I’m so pleased you enjoyed the prompt!
Feeling frisky, as my poem reflects! I’ll have champagne please ~~ make it two glasses ~~ I plan on sharing!
Sorry I was absent from the bar. I hope you just took the bottle to your table! 🍾
Love your cheeky response!!! LOL
Rob Kistner said:
I have a couple pieces I’m working on right now inspired by those great prompt, Merril. When I read it, I was thinking to myself, do you realize the entire world, the entire universe even, is outside your window, our window, anybody’s window. Don’t know why that popped into my head — but there it is. I just posted one piece I wrote about the window of transcendence, which leads through the dreamgate. I will post at least one more. Thank you for hosting Merril… 🙂✌🏼🏼
Thank you, Rob. I’m pleased the prompt inspired you.
Jennifer Wagner said:
Hi Merril and all~
M Jay Dixit said:
Hi, Merril! Thanks for hosting, I enjoyed writing for your prompt.
I’m so pleased you did! 😊
Christine Bolton, Poetry for Healing said:
Great prompt Merril ☺️💕
Thank you so much, Christine! I’m pleased you like it!
I’m sure I’ll manage to fit this in somewhere…(K)
I’m sure you will! 🙂
Thank you for hosting, Merril. This was a fun prompt to write to. 🙂
You’re welcome! I’m so pleased you enjoyed the prompt!
There’s something about a window, real or otherwise that I find so engaging, many thanks Merril.
You’re very welcome, Paul.
Great Merril – an open prompt so my brain doesn’t have to overthink perfect 🙌
You’re very welcome! I thought people might appreciate that. 🙂
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Thank you so much, Michael!
Hey merril, thanks for the cool prompt. Just posted the link to my contribution over at Mr. Linky there. Hope ye enjoy the read! 🤞🙏📖😁
Thank you, Ken! I’m glad you enjoyed the prompt! 🙂
Dawn Minott said:
Only yesterday I looked through windows at Jetty1 that is closely linked to Robben Island and the transport of political prisoners. What a history!!! I’m traveling and if time allows would love to contribute a piece to this prompt Merril. Let’s see …
Thank you so much. Yes, that must be a place full of history! The link is still open. 🙂