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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
nothing, everything.”
–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.
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