Saturday, July 19, 2014

Your Turn to Shine






They open the doors at precisely 3:00 pm
there is always a bartender ready to greet
offering you a chance to present your gem
slowly poets enter, there is always a seat

Some prefer the comfort of sitting at the bar
twirling their thoughts straight up on the rocks
enjoying conversations about the moon & stars
who will take the mic,  open verse on the block

Sitting at a round table discussing knight  tales
mysteries of life, traveling different realms
pirates abound, on their ship they do sail
shadowy figures,  dance behind giant elms

A musician sits at the piano, playing a tune
composing a melody, writing a poetic song
heads begin to  swoon, could it be a full moon
laughter fills the air, the guests sing-a-long

We gather to share our hopes and dreams
to have our voice heard,  to listening ears
swept away by verses, an overflowing stream
toasting the pub for 3 years a hearty cheer

writing for dVerse celebrating 3 years..
I missed the Ode to but, this is sort of
an ode to dVerse as well. Thank you
for all you do..this place has paved
the way to many adventures upon the
seas..

44 comments:

  1. how cool would it be to gather round like that for real one day...just to chit chat...talk life...talk shop...i will raise a glass with you....and i look forward to may more adventures on the sea...smiles.

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    1. Hi Brian,

      Raising my glass with a toast..sailing from coast to coast..

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  2. We all bring different things to the discussion, different ways of observing, different forms (or no form at all), but in the end we are all after the same thing. Beautiful words here!

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    1. Hi Jeff,

      Diversity with a common goal of self expression..Thank you..

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  3. Loved this, Truedessa! Yay for dVerse!

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    1. Thanks Sherry, I hope you are well..we need to chat soon..

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  4. Here! Hear! We love our pub and its poets - thank you!

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    1. I'll drink to that fill my cup to the rim..

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  5. poetry and a piano man - that plays extremely well together.... and here's to many more adventures!!

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    1. Poetry and a piano man create beautiful works of art. Thanks for all you do Claudia..

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  6. Gathered at a bar - nice! Like Cheers, all the different friends gathered.

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    1. I tried to incorporate how the pub makes me feel and my own personal experiences at open mic nights.

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  7. It is indeed a fitting tribute to the 'travelling tales' and adventurous poems we share - and also how it enables us to shine and try out new things!

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    1. I agree each of us has the opportunity to shine speaking from our hearts and minds. It is good to try new things as it encourages growth.

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  8. All coming together as one
    That would sure be fun
    In real life to see
    Of course maybe it could be scary
    Nice ode to the pub
    Maybe next upon the sea they'll be a in a sub
    Can go anywhere with dVerse and creativity too
    Just never know what will come due

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    1. Hi Pat,

      Who knows where that ship will sail
      perhaps another light hearted fool tale
      Hmm..riding in a sub at the bottom of the sea
      that is somewhere I might go with thee

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    2. haha be a bit cramped and tight
      But we could shine a light

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  9. Truedessa--you painted a perfect picture of what we are all about. Just loved how you gathered us into groups...open to so much.

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    1. Thank you for the prompt, the pub has given me so
      much and I just wanted to express my vision..

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  10. love the magical ambiance you've created here...

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  11. Very nice rhythm, and lovely theme.

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  12. This sounds lovely Truedessa!

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  13. I like that You even used rhyme to communicate your tribute to dVerse. Great visuals here. And yes, it is wonderful to be able to share with others and be heard.

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    1. Thank you for the kind words and for visiting..

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  14. (with a glass in hand, I echo) Cheers! you captured the atmosphere perfectly.

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    1. Thank you..clink clink..cheers

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  15. Your poem gives a sense of the diversity of dVerse. Thanks. K.

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    1. Thank you..I tried to capture the magic ..

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  16. Enjoyed the visuals that this creates...very nice tribute to the Pub. :)

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  17. Such words of dVerse
    My rhyming is worse
    Perhaps I dVersify
    Give it a try
    Gather in the pub
    Eat some grub
    Listen to the tune
    Think of the moon
    Three cheers to you
    This be true.

    Gary, Gary, quite contrary :)

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    1. Hi Gary Gary,

      Come and sit in the pub
      write a poem about a sub
      they'll fill you a frosty mug
      better to sip don't chug

      Now, tell me how does your garden grow?


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    2. With silver bells and cockle smells
      And pretty young maids in a bow

      So I sat in the pub
      Fell into a tub
      Said rub a dub dub
      And welcome to da club

      Or the foul and the pussycat
      How about that

      I don't do poetry
      Obviously
      While Penny the pawet
      Don't you know it
      Does doggy rhyme
      All the time.........

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  18. Well..at this point the three days..of toasting..seems almost like three years of writing words of appreciation..or may be 3 to 6 thousands..words.. but nice to make it here too..and a great celebration here..of feeling..the ball..of poetry..it does elate!

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    1. Thank you who knows how many words have come together in the name of poetry..it does elate..

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  19. This is a very lovely poem.

    www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

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  20. When you say bar and you say poet
    In one line you know I know it
    Has to be about these two guys
    Causing lots of cries ending in good byes
    I might be wrong
    But if you spin a rhyme or sing a song
    I will applaud all night long.

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    1. Hi Blue,

      Thanks for the video that was fun to watch
      causing lots of cries ending in good byes
      surely, that would cause some blues as I cry

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