Saturday, July 19, 2014

Rant/Dance/Bleed/Fly…at the Poets Pub

Like a sweaty mosh pit?
Well no,
that’s not it,

Like a rave?
With neon rainbows and ecstasy?
Nope, not that either.

Something a lot more classy—

or less,
depending on what’s on their minds.

Oh I get it,
like classic
rock ‘n’ roll.

Hmmthat’s good, too—
but no, it’s more than that,
more like
a symphony

of nations, tribes and tongues—
to each other,
what they have to offer,
there are many ways to rant/dance/bleed/fly.

Yes, yes
that’s more like it.

you can still
bring your Bic lighter
and bang your head
in the glow
if you want to.

Because whatever your preference,
they’re playing your song.

© 2014 Jennifer Wagner

Bring your crumpled paper, your scribbled on napkins, your laptops, your tablets for the dVerse Poets Pub 3rd Anniversary Celebration!  Brian and Claudia and the whole staff open the doors and invite any poet, anywhere to share their voice and to listen in.  I’m sure I join others in saying that I owe them a debt of gratitude for all the work and love they put into keeping the Pub going.  And to all the poets who gather there, you have enriched, enlightened, inspired—thank you for sharing your words.  Meet you there!


Brian Miller said...

ha. i just recommend laying off the hair product a bit if we get too many lighters going....smiles...oy...i have been in a few mosh pits...and back when OLN was once a week, the opening was like a mosh can dig some classic rock too....but i def think its the blend of so many different voices...thanks for sharing yours as well...smiles.

Claudia said...

that is what i love most...that there are so many different voices and so many different songs to be played... listening to each other, learning from each other...that is cool - i just met one of our dVerse poets in basel today - he was on a holiday and asked if we want to meet - and it was great - poetry as the common denominator..loving this

Grace said...

I love this part: learning
there are many ways to rant/dance/bleed/fly.

and this ending:
Because whatever your preference,
they’re playing your song.

Thanks for adding your lovely voice to the celebration Jennifer ~

Anonymous said...

That is such a lovely sentiment and expressed so beautifully in your verse - exactly how I feel about dVerse! They're playing our song - whatever your song might be...

Anonymous said...

what a great title! And a wonderful description of the poets pub where they are always playing your song! K

Wolfsrosebud said...

Ha... you finally got it! There is a variety being offered... certainly.

Katie Mia Frederick said...

Well..when i go to raves..which believe or not..i do every Thursday 54..with college age touch with the younger generation and all of that..


i do find the quality of conversation lacking...


the nov-verbal communication..that other part of the 60 to 93 percent of human communication..
works well it seems..

but yah..
i do still miss the words of connection ...i so freely find online here!:)

RMP said...

I'm up for any kind of music that can vibrate through me –reminding me to breathe – & a lyric or two I can wrap my own tongue around. I enjoy an eclectic mix...which the pub definitely does imbue. a lovely description and write.

Charleen said...

I like how you explore the concept of dVerse in your poem by explaining what it is like. :-)

Victoria Ceretto-Slotto said...

What a perfect description of what happens here at the pub. The variety is a good part of what makes this place so special.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

"whatever your preference, they're playing your song." How I love this, Jennifer. It's perfect!

Myrna R. said...

What you say is so true and it's what I love about the pub. It's open to all.

Jeff said...

Yes, whatever your preference, you can find it at the Pub. One can even learn to form new preferences! Excellent poem here, well done!

Unknown said...

Like bri said, yeah the opening of OLN was a total moshpit when it was once a week... ha. and that's the thing I love most about dverse - whatever your preference, you will be welcomed

Beachanny said...

uh-huh! yes ma'am! that's it - we're open to whatever you bring, whoever you are, we'll show you ours if you show us yours and there's always time for a smile, a giggle, a laugh, a reminiscence, a time on the porch, a fire-fly serenade. You can find it here if you look. Happy to have you in the pub!

Susan said...

very cool and casual, as if a conversation en route to the bar itself. I like.

vivinfrance said...

Tis true, they play EVERYone;s song and the blended music is perfection.

Anonymous said...

Perfecrt tribute including your note at the end. dVerse is a cool place and so is your poem.

Ginny Brannan said...

"a symphony

of nations, tribes and tongues—
to each other,"

Pub poetry, always music to my ears! Well captured!!

Sumana Roy said...

beautifully captivated the spirit...

PirateGunn said...

Great chatty style.

Maude Lynn said...

I really like this!

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

fun, Jen :) ~

Magyar said...

Tasting what they have to offer... being able to return an opinion, without the angry political words of reprisal.

janetld said...

I love your twist in the middle - symphony of nations…. - and your meaningful ending. Happy Anniv. to the Pub.