dVerse Poets Pub – Open Link Night

Thursday is Open Link Night at dVerse Poets Pub.  Any poet can submit any one poem of their choice today.  I have submitted a tanka for my choice.  Come join us and discover your new favorite poet!  The pub opens Thursday at 3:00 pm. https://dversepoets.wordpress.com/2016/09/08/openlinknight-179/?iframe=true&theme_preview=true


Indian summer vine –
tiny rust flowers clamber
up to the blue sky
eager to see if autumn
has gotten closer to home

copyright kanzensakura

copyright kanzensakura

33 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Victoria C. Slotto
    Sep 07, 2016 @ 17:39:26

    This is delightful Toni. Lately when walking the dogs I have noticed more and more plants, Vines and shrubs that intertwine. What a perfect symbol for diversity.


  2. rythaephua
    Sep 08, 2016 @ 07:38:05


  3. rythaephua
    Sep 08, 2016 @ 07:40:15

    eager to see if autumn
    has gotten closer to home…………..forecasting it already. Nice one.


  4. Sanaa Rizvi (@rizvi_sanaa)
    Sep 08, 2016 @ 15:32:59

    It feels like we are welcoming the arrival of Autumn ❤💜 sigh.. beautiful!


  5. Dr. Crystal Howe
    Sep 08, 2016 @ 15:53:10

    Beautiful as always, I like the image of vine and flowers reaching, seeking upward.


  6. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Sep 08, 2016 @ 15:55:26

    I love the sense of the late summer bloom… it’s a wonderful time at it’s best


  7. Brian
    Sep 08, 2016 @ 16:17:21

    Beautiful tanka for a season of change and hope.


  8. Grace
    Sep 08, 2016 @ 17:22:54

    I am dreading autumn’s arrival but love the blooming of summer vines ~ Lovely tanka Toni~


  9. ladynyo
    Sep 08, 2016 @ 18:48:00

    I’m with the vine! This summer has gone on toooooo long. A lovely tanka, Toni, the best Japanese form for poetry!


  10. thotpurge
    Sep 08, 2016 @ 18:59:00

    Lovely image…


  11. thotpurge
    Sep 08, 2016 @ 18:59:25

    Lovely image!


  12. Kay
    Sep 08, 2016 @ 20:13:40

    A lovely accompaniment to the beautiful photo, and a reminder that change is upon us. 💜


  13. Arcadia Maria
    Sep 08, 2016 @ 20:52:33

    Quite delightful.


  14. mother wintermoon
    Sep 08, 2016 @ 23:39:09

    Lovely words and photo. Delights the senses.


  15. Ila Varma
    Sep 09, 2016 @ 02:13:54

    refreshing lines.


  16. kim881
    Sep 09, 2016 @ 02:33:14

    Great minds and all that – we’ve both used ‘rust’ in our poems! I love those tiny rust flowers!


  17. maria
    Sep 09, 2016 @ 03:30:43

    Awwee.. I envy the flowers and you for getting the chance to welcome autumn. ❤


  18. Bryan Ens
    Sep 09, 2016 @ 08:40:06

    So that’s why vines climb! The fall colours are everywhere up here now.


  19. Glenn Buttkus
    Sep 09, 2016 @ 19:21:53

    here in NW WA state. Indian summer usually lasts until mid-October or later; nature has to rush the fall colors, and (thanks be to the weather sprites), usually winter is mild as well–just rainy.


  20. Imelda
    Sep 09, 2016 @ 21:59:56

    Somehow, I had an image of a child peeling out of a darkened bedroom to check if Santa has arrived. 🙂


  21. Ayani
    Sep 10, 2016 @ 21:50:34

    Beautiful! Enjoyed this post very much!


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