Sunday, November 10, 2013

Poetry Pantry #175

             


Opera House - Sydney, Australia

Harbor Bridge - Sydney, Australia

Harbor Bridge - Sydney, Australia

Harbor Bridge - Night View



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's photos were taken by me in Sydney, Australia.  The Sydney Opera House is perhaps the most recognizable symbol of Sydney, followed by the Harbor Bridge. I was in Sydney on the day they celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Harbor Bridge.  The bridge was closed for some hours that day to auto traffic, and they had a Harbor Bridge Walk so people could walk over the bridge.  This had only happened twice previously.  Once when the bridge opened in 1932.  Once when it had its 50th anniversary.  And then when I was there on the 75th anniversary.  I was excited about being there that day, and I participated in this walk & have a Harbor Bridge Walk T-shirt to prove it.  Smiles.

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, let me know what kind of photos you have.  I am especially interested in scenic views of your area or an area you have visited.  Send inquiries first to dixibear@aol.com letting me know what you have.  I am interested in city or country views - in your home area or places you have traveled.

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.

Enjoy!

















28 comments:

  1. ...the opera house was on my travel list... happy sunday to all... smiles...

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    1. Could be my own density, but, I'm not seeing where to leave a comment after your piece. Any tips, sir?

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  2. My poem today is dedicated to a worthy cause.

    Have a wonderful Sunday, bloggers, wherever you may be.

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  3. I plan to visit the other side of the world one day.....cool that you where there for the bridge walk!

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  4. Nice pics of the opera house and harbour bridge. Brought back some memories.

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  5. Woohoo..what a surprise....that must have been in 2007.

    I am a Sydneysider poet and I live in Paddington which is a five minute walk to the harbour and a 10 minute walk to the CBD. It was overcast and rainy today which is very welcome because we have not had rain for a while. Great city to live in...temperate climate, beaches good food etc but oh so expensive ...more so than London, Paris or New York...

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    1. Rall, yes 2007. I would return to Sydney in a heartbeat. Beautiful. I enjoyed the area called the Rocks....

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  6. Hello friends a Happy Sunday to you all......

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  7. cool...def on the list of places i would love to visit....mine is an editted version of the poem i wrote in the comments for kim's prompt

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  8. I long for the southern hemisphere right now... never been in Oz.. but would love to..

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  9. Good morning everyone ~ One of the places I must visit ~ Happy Sunday ~

    Grace

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  10. your photos brought back memories of my trip to Australia.. I have stood on those very spots...time to drag out old photos and a trip down memory lane... :)

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  11. Just returned from Singapore and Malaysia, visiting old friends from when I worked and lived there. MANY photos...some have inspired me to think and reflect on what was and what isn't.

    This link isn't a poem, but a commentary of sorts. There are several more on the blog if you scroll down, but more to come about my trip and my thoughts about the past and present....

    Cheers!

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  12. nice pictures!
    and glad to be back at PU. :)

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  13. good morning all - happy Sunday!

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  14. Gorgeous! I have always wanted to go there~

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  15. My daughter lived there for a year and says it's her favorite place in the world. :) Lovely shots, Mary! Wishing everyone a beautiful Sunday.

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  16. I would love to visit Australia, so exotic! Great pictures, Mary!

    Happy Sunday, everyone! :)

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  17. I dream of going to Australia one day...lovely photos!

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  18. Sorry I'm late with my response...haven't been in the right place lately.
    I'm with Sherry B. it's on my bucket list :-)

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  19. Great photos, I especially love your opera house, so beautiful.

    Wishing everyone a great week. Looking forward to reading your poems! :<)

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  20. Please forgive me for not commenting today; I'll be visiting during the week. To a peaceful week ~ M

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  21. Kids, the little guy prevents me posting today - and I will do well to get any commenting done. I will do more tomorrow and Tuesday till I catch up, if one ever does......Nine days to go.

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  22. Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. I will be back soon, can't wait to read recent posts.

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  23. Love the pics. Hope everyone has a great week.
    Anna :o]

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