OpenLinkNight #215

dVerse

Welcome to OpenLinkNight folks!   This is your opportunity to link 1 poem of your choice as this is no prompt-day. For those who missed the Mr Linky deadline the past week or this Tuesday’s poetics about “Threads of Feelings”, this is also your opportunity to share your poem.   Also, our Haibun Monday about “No Ke Me -Tree Buds”  is also open the whole week.


Let me share with you a poem by Jane Hirschfied, read beautifully by Emily Levine:

ON THE FIFTH DAY
by Jane Hirshfield

On the fifth day
the scientists who studied the rivers
were forbidden to speak
or to study the rivers.

The scientists who studied the air
were told not to speak of the air,
and the ones who worked for the farmers
were silenced,
and the ones who worked for the bees.

Someone, from deep in the Badlands,
began posting facts.

The facts…

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