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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
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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.