Step Up To the Bar

Written for dVerse Poets Pub – “Septets for dVerse’s 7th Anniversary”  (posted by Frank)
In honor of this anniversary the theme for Meeting the Bar is any seven line poem or, if one is feeling ambitious, a poem whose stanzas each contain seven lines.
Your poem does not have to be a Chaucerian stanza. It does not have to rhyme. It doesn’t have to be about anything in particular. It just has to contain seven lines or have stanzas of seven lines each.

The dVerse bar is welcoming you
to pull up a stool, take a load off.
Our bartenders will fix you a drink or two,
we’re informal, cozier than the Waldorf.
Select a cocktail, any one, (except a Molotov).
If you are feeling quite courageous,
step up to the mic, and read some pages.

Happy 7th!

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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25 Responses to Step Up To the Bar

  1. Frank Hubeny says:

    Nice one. It’s a good thing we don’t serve the Molotov cocktail. 🙂


  2. rothpoetry says:

    You could not have given a better invitation to the joy we find each week at d’verse!


  3. mhmp77 says:


    Happy 7th Sara. Love the lighthearted write!



  4. kim881 says:

    Happy seventh, Sara! This made me smile:
    ‘Select a cocktail, any one, (except a Molotov).
    If you are feeling quite courageous,
    step up to the mic, and read some pages’.


  5. Kathy Reed says:

    Love the Waldorf rhyme, Sara!


  6. This environment to relish poetry is plain wonderful. And I like your interesting rhymes. Ha!


  7. Great, really captures meeting with the bar and a fitting tribute!


  8. Grace says:

    Love your tribute to the dverse virtual pub and community Sara ~ Wouldn’t it be fun to have one in real life bar, smiles ~


  9. lillian says:

    Ah….you’ve set the scene for dVerse! Nice one 🙂


  10. Jay says:

    and if you are feeling nervous, you might have to read a bit more!
    Excellent tribute.


  11. I think you described the feeling of the “pub” very well. And I like the humor you threw in – no need to be too serious here.


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