Sunday, October 13, 2013

Poetry Pantry # 171

Part of Tofino harbor, British Columbia

Chesterman's Beach, Tofino
     
                     
British Columbia, Canada

   


British Columbia, Canada

British Columbia, Canada

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 photos that Sherry Blue Sky has given me permission to use. They are photos of British Columbia, Canada, a beautiful area of Canada in which she lives.  A few are specifically of Tofino where she feels particularly at home!

I will issue an invitation here to those of you who participate in Poetry Pantry.  If YOU have special photos that you would like me to feature some week, send them to me along with any necessary explanations of the photos.  Also, let me know if you wish your name mentioned or not. Send to dixibear@aol.com.

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!















49 comments:

  1. Thank you Sherry for the stunning photos. Happy Sunday everyone!

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  2. Good morning, all of you who visit the pantry today, I look forward to a poetic feast as the day goes on.....and I hope you do too. Fall really is in the air today, and our colors are nearing their peak.

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    1. I linked after all, Mary, as managed to write a pantoum this morning.......I will be making the rounds this afternoon.

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  3. Thanks for this sharing moment, Happy Sunday Everyone!

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  4. Hello Mary,

    Such beautiful photographs... Thanks to you and Sherry Blue Sky for sharing them with us.
    Hope you are having a good day.

    -HA

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  5. what a beautiful sky...
    good morning poets...happy to be here
    i will be around

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  6. Nice to see everyone's poetry & everyone's comments here. And I am heartened by the number of people who are making the rounds through poetry as well! Makes Sunday even brighter. Smiles.

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  7. Great pics of B.C. it is always one of my favorite places...

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  8. What glorious pictures Sherry ~ I want to visit them next time I am up in BC ~

    Good morning to all ~ Mary, thanks for hosting ~ Such a wonderful idea to visit/see (virtually) the cities of all the poets who visit here ~

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    1. Grace, next time you are in Vancouver, you MUST come see the Island.....it's an hour and a half ferry trip from Horseshoe Bay to Nanaimo and then three hours to Tofino's wild beautiful beaches. SO worth a trip but a day isnt long enough, plan to stay at least two days. I only hope that before you visit, I will have moved back there and we can meet:)

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  9. I'm traveling today, so I'll be around to visit tomorrow. Thanks for your patience!

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  10. Lovely pictures! I've been to Montreal and Quebec--would love to go back and visit more of Canada. Thanks for sharing, Sherry. :)

    Mary, thanks for providing your email here--I will send you pictures as soon as I have a chance. And thanks for adding my blog to the blog roll. :)

    Happy Sunday, everyone! Today I'm sharing a "loop" poem in the woods :)

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  11. Yee Ha! Going to the Sandwich NH Fair w/grandchildren. First stop, pack a lunch from the poetry pantry :-)
    ZQ

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  12. Good Sunday morning. Sherry's photographs are gorgeous. It is a particularly beautiful part of Canada. Happy Thanksgiving to fellow Canadians! Wishing everyone a fabulous weekend and look forward to reading some stellar poetry.

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    1. Happy Thanksgiving, kiddo. Nice to have a long weekend (even for the retired. Or just plain Tired!)

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  13. i would imagine that if one stood before this wondrous setting one would become, assimilate, in the same

    i see and understand you better now, Sherry Blue Sky, mi amiga

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    1. Yes, one becomes part of the environment there . Magical place, my friend.

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  14. I knew it had to be BC & Sherry's pics... my island too, hurray ;)

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    1. Where on the Island, kiddo? arent we lucky?

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  15. Gorgeous photos Sherry! We live in the "Koots" in Interior BC, not as pretty as where you are but nice all the same. Wishing everyone a great week! :<)

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    1. The Kootenays are beautiful and I hear the "energy" in Nelson is very like that of Tofino. I have been thru the Kootenays a couple of times and really responded to its beauty.

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  16. PS: And Happy Thanksgiving to all Canucks! ;<)

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  17. I had already picked my one poem before seeing Sherry's pictures here, then went back and picked another that went them. I believe that St. Francis loved and lived his land's beauty and spirit as much as Sherry does hers. How else could a Catholic who so valued the altar speak of each bit of nature as Brother and Sister?

    Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian Brothers and Sisters.

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    1. PS: Sorry, Mary, I couldn't erase my first link. #31 is the real one. Thank you for your open invitation for pictures.

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    2. Happy Thanksgiving, kiddo. I love St Francis, friend of all animals!

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    3. Fixed - Susan. Your St. Francis poem stands!

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  18. please ignore/remove post number 29 - it is from last week and some cache thing caught me unawares before I got a chance to post this week's.

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    1. That has happened to me, kiddo. Once the damned thing posted a Dr Seuss poem of mine on TOADS and I was in a froth of anxiety till it got removed, hee hee.

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  19. Well, it's Sunday again already! And the 13th also - my lucky number... Spookily enough, exactly one month to the day since my new collection was published - so the last few days have been pretty dizzy for me, albeit wonderful... see http://www.scotthastie.com/?page_id=1803 And, after all that going on, pleased to say I have finally found time, this grey rainy afternoon in the UK to joining your party again...Greeting everyone! And I now look forward to some inspirational reads to lift this afternoon's damp autumn mood! With Best Wishes Scott www.scotthastie.com

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  20. i will be on the road the rest of the day...
    i have visited those that usually visit & will return comment late this evening
    happy sunday all...

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  21. Hi, all! I've shared something, as well as including a brief review of a book of interest to poets and writers. I look forward to viewing the other contributions and will try to comment on many--- at least until my commenting ideas run out. ;)

    Nissa of the Lina Lamont Fan Club.

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  22. Argh, blogger ate my comment. I am way behind, kids. Between my Life, which does not cooperate with my writing needs, and the time difference, it says the Pantry opened eleven hours ago. Yoiks. I have to go out for an hour. But I will get around to all of you this afternoon, I PROMISE. Glad you like the photos - they are ALL of Tofino on Vancouver Island, my favourite place in the universe, where I hope to return soon.

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  23. Really beautiful photographs Sherry! Makes you wanna be there :)

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    1. hey you...was wondering where you were...

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    2. Natasa, hoped to find a poem from you today!!

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  24. First time here.. wonder if I can manage posting to yet a poetry site. Now I'll head out and read.

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  25. Wow such gorgeous captures!! This is my first time here and I'm looking forward to learning souch here!! The poem I've shared is alsoy first one!

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    1. Welcome, Aditi!! Glad you're here.

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  26. It's almost midnight - I will be back after lunch tomorrow to visit.

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  27. Lovely photographs Sherry! And thank you Mary for hosting The Poetry Pantry.
    Anna :o]

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  28. Beautiful photographs..specially loved the second one..has a hidden charm. Looking forward to read everyone :)

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  29. Photos are absolutely stunning, Sherry! Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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