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Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence.

Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance.

Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence.

Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.” 

Yoko Ono

Hello Dear Poets- 

Welcome to Open Link Night where you are invited to share one poem of your choosing, be it new or old. You can also choose to write to one of the prompts you may have missed this past week. 

Although we are technically in the spring season here in Arizona, we can see the signs that summer is coming.We’ve had to increase our watering in the garden/lawn and our rose blooms are fading in the afternoon heat. They seldom last more than a day.

I remember when I was a child, I loved summer. Playing hide and seek until late in the evening. Catching fireflies in a jar and watching them blink in fluorescent green. At the time I didn’t know they were looking for a mate but I always let them go because I felt sorry for them.

Here is a lovely poem about summer from a child’s perspective.

Bed in Summer

Robert Louis Stevenson – 1850-1894

In winter I get up at night  
And dress by yellow candle-light.  
In summer, quite the other way,  
I have to go to bed by day.   

I have to go to bed and see         
The birds still hopping on the tree,  
Or hear the grown-up people’s feet  
Still going past me in the street.   

And does it not seem hard to you,  
When all the sky is clear and blue,  
And I should like so much to play,  
To have to go to bed by day?

Just a reminder:  OLN means you can post ONE poem of your choosing (no specified form, length, word prompt etc)

Also, we request you either TAG dVerse or include a line at the end of your post that includes a link back to dVerse.

Those of you new to dVerse, here’s how to participate:

  • Post any poem of your choosing from your blog or website.
  • Click on Mr. Linky below to add your name and enter the direct URL to your poem
  • On your blog, please provide a link back to dVerse. This enables others to enjoy our prompts, increases our readership and thus increases the responses to everyone’s poems. 
  • If you promote your poem on social media, use the tag #dverse poets
  • And most importantly, please do read some of the other responses to the prompt and add a short comment or reaction. Everyone likes to be appreciated! The prompt is “live” for several days – as you’ll notice by the comments you’ll receive – so do stop by another day and read a few of the latecomers too!