Sunday, October 20, 2013

Poetry Pantry #172

Ballintoy Harbour, County Antrim. A very picturesque area of natural 
beauty, along the North Coast of Northern Ireland

Eileen's hometown of Macclesfield, Cheshire is nestled just below these hills. A market town, with access to scenic views and countryside in less than five minutes from her home.

Cushendun, County Antrim. A popular beach area, which lends itself to many opportunities for photographers and painters. Situated in the area known as The Glens of Antrim. Across the sea lies Scotland.

The Giant's Causeway, North Coast County Antrim. A World Heritage Site and Fourth Greatest Natural Wonder in the United Kingdom. An area with basalt rocks and columns, formed from volcanic eruptions. A main tourist site.

The Clarence Mill, Bollington Macclesfield. One of many former silk making mills. 
Beside it is Macclesfield Canal.

   
The Buxton Road, Macclesfield in familiar snow. This area is one of the highest points in England, which usually gets snow first. A long winding road, between Macclesfield and the old spa town of Buxton, Derbyshire.
                     



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 beautiful photos that Eileen O'Neill, who lived in Macclesfield for 20 years, and is one of our regular Pantry participants and long-time Poets United members,  has given me permission to use. They are scenic photos of Northern Ireland!  Thank you, Eileen!

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!















38 comments:

  1. Happy Sunday! Eager to see everyone's offerings. Really beautiful photos by the way.

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  2. What gorgeous scenes in this photos! Wishing everyone a wonderful and creative week. :>)

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  3. Happy autumnal Sunday to everyone! Great photographs of Ireland! I'd so love to go there one day.

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  4. Mary,

    Thank you so much for featuring in The Sunday Pantry this week, some photographs which express my dual perspectives in much of my writing. Northern Ireland as my country of birth; Macclesfield, Cheshire as my home for almost twenty years. I am proud to be connected to both places.
    I have posted a poem which I hope extols the virtues from both countries.
    http://mypoeticparlance.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/dual-perspectives.html

    Sunday Greetings to everyone:)
    Eileen

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    1. Gorgeous photos, Eileen! Thank you and Mary both for sharing.

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  5. Go go go Eileen!!! More inspirational photos please

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  6. really wonderful pics...i love seeing new places....almost as much as i like exploring them....smiles...

    i will be around to those that usually visit

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  7. I am loving these pictures Mary ~ Eileen, thank you for sharing these wonderful pictures ~

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  8. These photos are simply gorgeous...thank you for sharing. I dream of visiting Ireland one day. The sheep photo is my favorite!

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  9. Good morning, everyone. Always look forward to Sundays here. Beautiful pictures. Today I'm sharing a few tanka poems. :)

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  10. Good morning, Friends! So nice to see such an active Pantry already this morning. And thanks to those who are also making their way around visiting others' poetic works!

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  11. made it through to Laura....and off to church...i will check back in a bit and return comment to those visiting...

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    1. You inspired me to put my peace poems here. Hopefully, the progression of topics is clear enough that they work together as one poem.

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  12. I love these glimpses into Eileen's world and this entire photography series, Mary. I feel peace here, but would have to step into the environment to feel the history each place holds.

    My poem this week will be a rerun for some. I am looking for feedback on how the 6 parts work together. Thank you!

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  13. Eileen's photos are beautiful! Got a fresh cup of coffee and ready to read some amazing poetry. Wishing everyone a beautiful Sunday.

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  14. Will be back to read tomorrow :( I'm away visiting family - writing and trying to post on eye phone - a possible but not pleasant experience!

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  15. The photos are brilliant and beautiful ! albeit for me today TINY -lol

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  16. Heading out to church now myself. Will read more later today!

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  17. I seem to be in every ones pocket: coffee, church, on my way to the lakes and mountains visiting grandchildren, and...perhaps a nap :-) My evening reading (all week long) will include visits to the pantry :-) Enjoy this beautiful Autumn day and all you meet. :-)

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  18. I'm sharing a tanka today. Many thanks for the opportunity.

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  19. glad to be back.
    will visit next day, need some sleep. :)

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  20. What a beautiful place to live Eileen! And Happy Sunday to everyone!

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  21. Beautiful pictures! Happy Sunday to everyone! Have a lovely week! :)

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  22. mary or sherry....i added annell's corrected link...if you would not mind getting rid of the first one, it is busted...

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  23. Forgive me if I don't get to everyone today--I am on day 3 of a set of migraines---but I will get to you--so thank you for your patience

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  24. These photos are spectacular. I am so enjoying seeing the various landscapes our poets live in....no wonder we all write poems - we live in splendor!!!!

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  25. wishing everyone a happy and colorful Sunday

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  26. Lovely set of pictures.. and have a great Sunday.. even though its slowly coming to an end here.

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  27. Some scenic photographs... Beautiful. :-)
    -HA

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  28. What lovely pictures. I especially like the one "Cushendun, County Antrim"...a slice of heaven.

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  29. Hi Mary! what gorgeous photos--Thank you Eileen! Looking forward to reading through the talent today. :-)

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  30. Late, but at least I made it!

    Elizabeth

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  31. Sorry I've been absent of late... dental problems and the resulting denture (yikes!), plus Net trouble with my provider, robbed me of many pleasures, but I'm back! Thanks for all the great poems.. can't wait to start reading! Amy

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  32. Haven't linked for a while. Hope everyone is doing well.

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  33. Beautiful captures! M linking another old poem... Looking forward to read n learn some more. Really need inspiration... Haven't been able to write anything for days now!

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