Sunday, June 24, 2012

Poetry Pantry - #104


The Poetry Pantry
2nd Chance Poems or 1st time shares

Anything goes!! All Poems, all Poets, All Week!!

Do you have a poem you would like to share? Something that you just felt inspired to write and want others to read. Perhaps it’s a poem that didn’t get as much exposure on your blog as you would have liked. Maybe it’s a poem that you wrote a long time ago that you would like people to revisit. That’s what this section of Poets United is for.

Each Sunday we start a new post with a New Mr. Linky for you. This is so that you can post a link to anything you want us to read, anything at all related to poetry or prose found on your own poetry blogs. It will remain open all week so that you can show us your writings and thoughts. You can post links weekly should you chose to do so. What poetry you put here is up to you so don't be afraid to share with us!!


There 3 simple rules:

1. Don’t link to more than 3 poems per week.

2. Please visit several other poems linked here when you link to yours. Please
don't just link and run, waiting for others to visit you.

3. Leave a comment after you have posted
your link.






29 comments:

  1. A poem about a poet/novelist..

    ...and a happy Sunday to all.

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  2. Another Sunday, another opportunity to share

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  3. The Orchid. Sunday is a beautiful day to see one.

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  4. I posted one that I wrote yesterday! Happy Sunday, Poets.

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  5. Next week the rules will change here at Poetry Pantry. Next Sunday (and thereafter) people will be asked to choose ONE poem to link. This seems more fair to me, as I have often seen that linking three poems does not not mean people visit three times as many other poets. Often quite the opposite.

    And truly, this is a poetry COMMUNITY, in which we are trying to encourage reciprocity. Some people who link, as far as I can see, have yet to reach out to other poets. Please reach out to several others; and also if someone you don't know reaches out to you, do that person the courtesy of a return visit. We all like visits and comments; and to me, linking is NOT a one-way street. Thank you.

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  6. Mary,

    I have composed a poem for The Poetry Pantry with the subject of selfishness in mind. I too am very tired of spending time visiting other Blogs to read poems and to leave a comment. There are several members of Poets United who have been members for some time and yet, they are sadly very selfish. They attract plenty of inbound comments, but I have NEVER had a return comment from them. I applaude most of the brand new members, who do make the effort. I feel it is very important to keep the community alive and to keep good members who embrace the spirit and a basic sense of sharing.
    I shall continue to visit Blogs of those who share, but I will cease to visit the Blogs of those who are simply lazy or selfish.

    Eileen

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    1. Eileen, I replied to this concern on your blog. If I am one of those you feel are selfish, I sincerely apologize. No one should have their work slighted or feelings hurt here...

      I have a problem with focusing on how many prompters to visit vs. catching up with comments at my blog. This isn't a brag, nor is it an excuse, just a possible explanation. I try to "visit back" everyone who comments at Sharp Little Pencil, and that takes time... I understand you completely and take no offense. Peace, Amy

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  7. Now off to see what some of the rest of you did.

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  8. A mixed bag this week -- more fiction than fact, but fun stuff. And, I agree with the rule change Mary. Especially about visiting others. It is what makes linking sites like this valuable to me. I love getting feedback and I love reading what other's are doing. It helps me grow.

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  9. Oh, and another thought. I thought I'd share my visiting method and am curious what other's do. I always visit the 10 poems/poets immediately preceding me on the linky. And then I go visit the ones I read regularly. It gives me a mix of old and new. And, although I visit quite a few I don't always comment. Sometimes the poem doesn't grab me and so I just keep quiet and move on...

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    1. Smart approach! My problem is keeping up with comments on my own blog, where I usually pay a visit to those who left a comment, and sometimes don't get back to the prompt. Eileen brings up a good point, and I will try to do more visiting at the time I post - THEN go back and tend my blog, where I am 7 poems behind in responding...!

      Also, I don't always comment on poems when I visit the site... sometimes there aren't enough hours; other times, my comments are redundant, because everyone already said what I felt...

      One post per prompt is fine by me! Peace, Amy

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  10. Happy Sunday, kids. I posted one some of you likely have read before. My apologies. It was the one that asked to be posted today. Looking forward to reading all the goodies in the Pantry! Thanks for posting, Mary.

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  11. A new one, just finished. Hope you like it. And looking forward to seeing what you all have written :)

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  12. A poem about a nightmare I never had. Happy week :)

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  13. http://8thavesouth.blogspot.com/2011/11/lemonade-stands.html

    a poem about what happened at penn state originally posted 11/11

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  14. Thank you Mary. A poem about a reality check:)

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  15. Thanks for hosting the poetry pantry. :)

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  16. 100 degrees. hot. hot. hot.

    stay in the cool. short walk morning and evening in the shade.

    prayer and rain dance......

    my summer heat haiku....

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  17. Late, but not too late to the party, I hope!

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  18. My poem about Scythian Gold - their amazing images of beauty and death. I have wondered about them for decades - how to relate to such alien forms.

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    1. Lorna, I tried to find a place to comment on your page of poetry, but in vain. Is there such a place? Your poetry is lush and filled with imagery, and I wanted to tell you there, but, hell, I'll tell you in front of Mary and EVERYONE: You're great! Peace, Amy Barlow Liberatore

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  19. Mary, loved this prompt. I'm hoping no one's Granny is looking over her/his shoulder when they read this one, a bit naughty! Amy BL
    http://sharplittlepencil.com/2012/06/27/skinny-dipping-adults-only/

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  20. Oh good, not too late to join in - with a little poem that came out of nowhere last night.

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  21. Re 'lazy or selfish' - I do visit as many as I can each time, respond to comments on my own posts, and visit back those who are kind enough to read me; but my time is very limited and sometimes it takes me much longer than a week to do this.

    Also it is not possible to like every poem. We all have our personal tastes, and I was taught, 'If you can't say anything nice, say nothing.' (But that is rare. If I haven't ever commented on any of your poems, it is probably because I haven't yet discovered them.)

    I must say, I personally have no complaints. I'm grateful for everyone who comments on my work and finds something encouraging to say.

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    1. Oh, and sometimes - often - weeks go by when I don't even have time to participate at all, and entirely miss the prompts.

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  22. thank you for this opportunity to share my poems. i still love to read other work, and i must say, there are many very good writer's here.

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