Ode to dVerse

Appearing unbidden
Though soft, welcoming, sweet.
Open doors…unhidden,
Beckoning from the street.
Like a bright, warming cool day,
Friends greet and support,
Uplift and urge to play;
They’re the long-haul sort.

Never a cloud or a coarse word,
Even, accepting, but by rules are lead.
Abide and check yourself, preferred;
Relax, join in, and add to the thread.
Your fears will be put to rest.
You will be held with encouragement.
Feel free to share your zest,
Your authentic engagement.

Much like a steadfast lover
(Whose partner may come and go),
Or a devoted mother
Whose affection overflows.
A fluxing group that ebbs and flows
Like the tides…and the moon.
But always will find, though,
Spirit, life, truth…a boon.

Claudia invites us to share an ode as dVerse celebrates its third anniversary. Congratulations everyone! http://dversepoets.com/2014/07/15/3-year-anniversary-celebrating-poets/

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  1. it’s so important that we encourage each other…and it makes such a big difference – i agree.. when i put my first poem out there, it was a scary moment but i felt held as well by the encouragement of others and that encouraged me to write on…and on..and on…smiles


    • Yes, so important…it has helped me immeasurably. So glad you are writing on and on, Claudia. You possess an amazing gift.


  2. aww this is very sweet!

    “Feel free to share your zest,
    Your authentic engagement.” ha – yes; zest is def welcomed… a lil lemon and lime can’t hurt, right? unless it gets in your eye…


  3. This is a lovely ode to the place we all love. 🙂


  4. def we seek active engagement in the conversation….but true at the same time the ability to come and go…hopefully encouraging as well…to keep writing and writing…

    good to see you gayle…


    • It’s so good to see you too, Brian…smiling. I have so appreciated having dVerse in my life through these last three years…immeasurable support and encouragement…so grateful to you and the rest of the team.


  5. I loved reading your ode, my friend. Yes, dVerse is a very supportive place, run by people with big hearts. We are pretty lucky to have it.


    • Hi Sherry…so nice to see you…and thank you. Yes, a very supportive place…we’re very fortunate indeed.


  6. I’m overjoyed to see you, Gayle…especially with this apt ode to dVerse. Hope to see you at “The Ball” later today,


    • And I’m equally overjoyed to have you visit, Victoria…truly. I had to write something for the occasion and just made it in with minutes to spare. Will have to check out that “ball”…I’ve never been to one!


  7. This is so true for the pub and its poets:

    Your fears will be put to rest.
    You will be held with encouragement.
    Feel free to share your zest,
    Your authentic engagement.

    Lovely to see you Gayle ~ Hope you are well ~


    • Thanks so much, Grace. Yes, it’s very true…loved your beautiful tribute too. So very glad to see your visit. I have been well and hope you have been too. Busy lately, but well…smiles.


  8. A safe place for us all to share – you have written my feelings perfectly – a beautiful tribute -K



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