Sunday, September 1, 2013

Poetry Pantry #165






                                                       






Greetings, Poets!  


Glad to see each of you here this week. Hope you each had a poetic week & also will share one of your poems here.  It is always fun to get to know you through your poetry; and I hope you feel the same. 

This week I am sharing three photos from the Somme American Cemetery in Bony, Aisne, France. (Northern France) This cemetery (post World War I) is owned and maintained by the United States within France.  It is particularly connected with the advance of the 27th and 30th Divisions, with the 3rd and 5th Australian, at the end of September, 1918.  There are 1837 headstones in the cemetery, including three Medal of Honor headstones. One Medal of Honor headstone is pictured above.  On the chapel sidewalk (not pictured) there are 333 names of Missing in Action written as well.

Anyway, with no further adieu, this is one of my favorite spaces to post poetry each week.  I hope you look forward to it too.  An older one or a new one, it's your choice.

Link your ONE poem.   Then leave a comment below. Then visit other poets.  And I will too.  (If I miss your poem, visit me, and I will visit you... I am like anyone else, appreciating reciprocity.) We ALL like comments, so if you link please DO spend time visiting others.  That is part of the fun as well.  We really like it if you link back to Poets United too, so we spread the Poetry Pantry word in the blogosphere.

Come back a few times on Sunday and Monday to see what's new.  Visit some strangers, and they will become new friends!  Making new friends and reading new poetry, what more could one want?

Also, don't forget to visit Poets United other days of the week.  For example, every Wednesday Kim posts a new "Verse First" prompt.  Hope you will join us there as well!  Sherry Blue Sky does a feature (it varies) on Monday, and Rosemary Nissen-Wade does "I Wish I'd Written This" every Friday!

If you are on Facebook, look for us there as well. Join our site.  It is one more way to stay in touch!

And now...here is the procedure, for those who are new here:  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.

Enjoy!















44 comments:

  1. Happy Sunday everyone and Happy Labor Day Weekend to all the American poets on Poets United!

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  2. My poem is written in remembrance of Seamus Heaney, who passed away on Friday.

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  3. I visited an Italian Charnel House here in Slovenia, and it's so hard to grasp there lays over 7000 bodies of soldiers.. and yet we can't seem to stop the wars over power.

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    1. So very true, Nataša! Oh, my, 7000 bodies!

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  4. Happy Sunday, everyone. Today, I'm sharing ... the last kiss :)

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  5. Hi all - Happy Sunday - a little under the weather this morning - back to read and comment later on...

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  6. Thanks for a chance to post. :-)

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  7. New one. I very nearly scrapped the whole thing, and the perfectionist in me really hates some of the stanzas, but all in all it is an ok piece... not outstanding, but there is a good story there. I hope you all enjoy Lament Of Innocence.

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    1. Glad you didn't scrap it, Justin. There IS a good story there.

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    2. Thank you so much, Mary. I can be quite hard on myself at times. I am glad to know that so many of you enjoyed it.

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  8. good morning...hope those that have it are enjoying a long weekend
    will be around...

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  9. Sharing what I wrote yesterday ~ It's our long weekend too ~ Happy Sunday everyone ~

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    1. I had forgotten that, Grace. Happy holiday to YOU too.

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    2. enjoy that weekend grace & your family....we are about to head out on a trail and be out among nature for a bit....thanks for the visit as well...

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  10. Hope you all are having a good Sunday!! Beautiful weather here....it will continue for the holiday, which will make everyone happy!!

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  11. Although I am in the dumps, I did use that depression to craft my poem for this week, written to a Toads prompt about Wm. Carlos Williams style, spare and specific.

    Hope you all have a beautiful day. Amy

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    1. Hi Amer - Good use of the "down-time"... be back later to read and comment. Thought you might like this one of mine... from earlier in the week :)

      http://www.drpkp.com/2013/08/august-vision.html

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  12. Thanks for the opportunity. I went with a veterans theme.

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  13. I linked a poem I wrote from the British perspective.

    Have a nice Sunday all

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  14. Such an overwhelming loss of life...and the wars continue...

    Looking forward to a fine feast of poetry. Thank you all.

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    1. Yes, Talon. Always somewhere....... The war to end all wars did not.......

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  15. Happy Sunday to you all and have a safe holiday.

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  16. Did you take those photos Mary? I'll be around throughout the day today to read and comment. Have a wonderful day everyone!

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    1. I did not, Jennifer. A friend took them, and I was given permission to user them. They are quite moving, I think..

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    2. Yes, they are stirring. Thanks for sharing them Mary.

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  17. Nice to participate here today. Thanks for the pictures Mary and thanks for hosting.

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  18. Have a nice day, everyone. will be back later to read. :)

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  19. Have a nice day, everyone. will be back later to read. :)

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  20. I enjoyed this string of pictures, Mary, an aftermath of "the Great War"--too many deaths since. My offering is a Labor Day poem with emphasis on teachers ...

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  21. gosh, September already! where did the summer go?

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  22. Lovely images, Mary. This made an intriguing read...thank you.
    I was out on a holiday, and came back just a few hours back. Am exhausted tonight. Shall come back to read others tomorrow.
    Happy Sunday to all!! :)

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  23. Sorry, link #49 is a mistake.
    Happy Sunday afternoon!

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  24. Hi.. Posting after many days.. Happy to be back :)

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  25. Lovely, solemn pictures Mary. Thank you. I've been away for ages, but now I'm glad to be back!

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  26. Every entry was fantastic in its own right and I enjoyed them immensely. Thank you to all who took the time to read mine, and the compliments and comparisons were uplifting to say the least. I want to make a special mention though to one piece in particular which did not get a strong response but is very deserving of one. Steven Federle's "Vicksburg" is intriguing and very thought provoking. I strongly urge you to read it. Looking forward to the next Poetry Pantry:)

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