Sunday, December 9, 2012

Poetry Pantry - #127

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

Hi Poets - Happy  Sunday to You all.  How are you all doing this week?   I hope you are enjoying the season, plus finding time to write a few poems as well.  And I hope your life has brought you good things and that you are not too stressed with so much going on.  I must say I went to a busy mall last week, and I don't know that I will be doing THAT again before Christmas. Ha ha.  The mall was okay, but the parking?  Not so much.   It is always nice to look forward to spending time with you sharing poetry on Sunday.  A low key time, a time we all can savor each week.  I look forward to seeing what many of you have written this week.  I look forward to this every Sunday.

I think closing Mr. Linky at 12 noon Central on Monday works out well, so I will continue this.  I think that should give people enough time to link their poem. And remember, you can visit other poems even after Mr. Linky is closed.

Please leave us a comment as well when you link.  It gives the site a personal touch.  I will be linking early, but my comment will appear in the morning (here) after those of you from Europe, Australia, Africa, and Asia have had a go at it.  Ha!

Even if you wrote your poem for another site originally, consider also including a link back to Poetry Pantry to spread the word and the joy of poetry and help others to discover our site. I have been heartened by the number of people who really have gotten into the habit of visiting a large number of fellow poets.  Please try to visit as many other poets as you can.   I do understand sometime we have times in our life when we are unable to make a lot of visits, but please do the best you can.

If you see someone's name you don't recognize, stop in and say "Welcome."  And if you are a person new to this site, the best way to be known is to visit others' sites.  If you are someone who links on the second day, the best thing for you to do is visit others' sites as well; and hopefully they will then return your visit. And don't forget to leave a comment here at this site after you link.  Even if just to say hi to your poet friends. 

And now...here is the procedure:  Each Sunday we start a new post with a New Mr. Linky for you. This is so that you can post a link to a poem in your blog. The link will close Monday at 12:00 p.m. (CDT), but you can still visit the links of those who have posted them.


There 3 simple rules:

1. Link only 1 poem per week.  If you link more than one, anything after #1 will be removed.
 

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.  I find that people who leave comments tend to be more participatory.  They wish to be part of the community.  A little of this goes a long way.  It feels good for all.





40 comments:

  1. Are you in a different part of the world than I am? Because when the Linky Widget expires, it will be 10:30 a.m. Sunday, 9 December here in the Desert Southwest, USA.

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  2. I often do not leave a comment here. Today will be different.

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  3. Happy Sunday, and thanks as always for this forum!

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  4. I always look forward to this on Sunday too Mary. And as far as shopping this time of year, yikes, I'm doing most of it online!

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  5. Off to read some poems, I haven't written in a while, it's good to have a poem to post here.

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  6. I would like to share an experience here which is not related to my poem. I work with severely disabled young people and I finished at their school on Friday one of the mothers said do I mind if her daughter texts me because it would would be good for her communication. So I said yes and this girl can't speak, her communication is looking up for yes and down for no. But she can text. And she said thanks for making her laugh this year, and did she make me laugh when she pretended to be a dog. Now, I never knew this girl who has very limited movement, ever pretended to be a dog, but for some reason this little exchange brought tears to my eyes, and I texted back "yeah, you really made smile". Because that was the truth.

    Happy Christmas everybody

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    1. What a touching story, Simon. Happy Christmas to bayou too.

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    2. This made me smile, too. Thanks.

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    3. What a wonderful story to share, Simon. Generous in so many ways. Thank you.

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  7. A pleasant Sunday to all. There's snow on the hills and coffee in the pot. Time to read some poetry methinks.

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  8. Good morning everyone, hope you all have a great Sunday

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  9. Hello everyone. Today I am going to spend time on reading more poems on the site. I have really enjoyed what I have read so far.

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  10. Thank you Mary for all the hard work that you do for the prompts.

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  11. It rained last night! Maybe the ground will let go of some weeds I need to pull. See you all later.

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  12. We MAY get a bit of snow for the first time today. Just MAY. We have broken the record for the most snowless days in a row EVER here! As far as I am concerned, I wish the streak would last longer. Hope all is well wherever you are! I am off to make rounds....see you on the trail.

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  13. What a wonderful feast of poetry I have just had. I have totally made the rounds...will return later.

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  14. I am so happy to return here to read and enjoy your poems... and to learn too. Happy Sunday to all!

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  15. Hi, I'm not sure I've understood it right, but I have linked a piece I just wrote. I will go trough and comment a few. Hope to learn by reading even more. Bjorn

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  16. happy to be participating again. will read & comment once i get some sleep. :)

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  17. Hiya Mary,
    Don't get stressed out. Or if you do, my poem is so soothing, it will calm you down. Send you to sleep even:-)

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  18. Happy Sunday, all! As always I wondered what to post, this week, but God gave me to post a poem about "to be". To be or not is always a question, but as a general rule The Lord expects ... love. Thank you Lord for being The Lord!

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  19. I am new here and I am glad to be here. Looking forward to reading the entries. :)

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  20. Hi, all! I haven't shared a poem for awhile because I merged my poetry blog with another blog. Will be checking out some of your poems.

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  21. Well I am now current on commenting on everyone's. I will check back again at another time. Have a poetic day and a good week.

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  22. Short of inspiration, I decided to steal and rearrange words from the television guide for my poem this week. Look forward to reading some real inspiration though..

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  23. Kids, I am going out for a couple of hours, but look forward to a good read when I get back....will make my way through this rich feast on return.

    Simon, I will e you about a young man I heard about last night - talk about inspiring, the youtube clip may help your young friend.

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  24. Well, I have spent time putting this together. I find prescriptivism in all walks of life. Not just poetry.

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  25. Happy Sunday--I am not posting today because between church and teaching, I won't be able to comment much--hope to see you all next week!

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  26. I've ended up writing something new because the candle and this evenings service inspired me. I've got one more poem puddling round my brain and then I'll be back to read your poems.

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  27. I am morbid this week. Next week? Levity for sure. Off to go poetry reading.

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  28. I hope you enjoy this form poem!

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  29. Bridging three sites today--thank you for the place to share :-)

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  30. I wrote this a while ago. Kinda like it.

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  31. Thank you for providing this opportunity to share.

    Anna :o]

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  32. This week, this poem asked for more exposure. Thank you Mary for opening the pantry.

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  33. Oops. Could do with a few more verses.(very tired)

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