Sunday, December 8, 2013

Poetry Pantry # 179

           
Eiffel Tower - Paris, France - Christmas
(At the top of each hour,  during the holidays,
white lights blink off and on.)

Christmas Decorations - Paris, France
(Entrance to a one-way pedestrian street called 'Le Village Royal" in the heart of Paris,
It is filled with exclusive shops, cafes, and restaurants.)


Place Vendôme - Paris, France
(a 17th century square in Paris’s luxury district near the Opera, clusters some of the world’s top jewelers, and the Ritz Paris, the most prominent hotel on the square, houses scores of display cases showing off leading jewelry brands)

Christmas Market - Amiens, France
(The Christmas market in Amiens starts at the beginning of Advent. It takes place 
in a number of pedestrian streets in the town center. You can find foods, ornaments, 
little gifts and attractions for children.)

Christmas Market - Amiens, France
(On the left, you can see a big plastic bubble with some children 
inside. The bubble floats on water.)

Christmas Decorations - Amiens, France
(A shop that sells homemade chocolate)


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 some of Gabriella's photos.  They are scenes of  Christmas in both Paris & Amiens, France. Thanks, Gabriella.  I would imagine that the Eiffel Tower would be especially beautiful this time of year.

I 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.  There are participants here from many different cities, many different countries.  I think it is great fun to see different areas featured. 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!

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!














30 comments:

  1. Happy Sunday, Everyone! We are in the "deep freeze" today. Hope it is a bit WARMER where you live. Enjoy the Pantry today. I have a busy morning, but I will be visiting on and off throughout the day.

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    1. us as well mary...work up to the ice...and supposed to fall for at least 24 hours...guess i might miss school tomorrow...

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  2. One of the saddest weeks in my life. Madiba was an inspiration to me as much as to the millions worldwide. Anyways, hope everyone is having a good Sunday. And Mary it is the most pleasant time in this part of India, a mild 25 degrees today.

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  3. Did somebody say homemade chocolates? Nice photos

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  4. Have a great Sunday everyone! Anand, 25°C sounds perfect.

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  5. Great Sunday everyone.. here in Sweden it's dark and cold as december should be..

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    1. Not by that name... we a storm called Sven visiting...

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    2. oh, I remember at first they expected Sweden will be hit the hardest, but then it went a bit differently. did Sven leave a lot of mess behind?

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    3. Some in the south,, but here in Stockholm it was rather quiet

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  6. What lovely pictures, thank you Gabriella ~ Minus 5 C today, so its very cold here ~

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  7. Happy Sunday everyone, it's cold but sunny, perfect December days.
    And nice festive photos from Paris.

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  8. What gorgeous photos! I've heard that a Paris Christmas can be quite special. The poem I share today does not fit at all, but it too comes at this time of year. Probably by the Solstice, this type of gold will be a mere memory and even less, with my thoughts all on Myrrh instead. (Forgive me.)

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  9. Gabriella's photographs are magical! Thanks, Mary and Gabriella for sharing those. Wishing everyone a beautiful Sunday full of gorgeous poetry.

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  10. Hi everyone! it's Monday here already. Will be back visiting. :)

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  11. Excellent images lending joy to what is to become - oh how I love Christmas! (Hope everyone has a great week.)
    Anna :o]

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  12. Wow, Paris is magical! Thanks for sharing such beautiful photos, Gabriella.

    Happy Sunday, poet friends. Sharing a poem a bit ... blue. Smiles :)

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  13. Good morning, kidlets! Gabriella, what glorious photos. I stumbled over an oldie from 2011 and dusted it off for you. Cold here too, but in Saskatchewan, where my son and daughter are, it is 40 below so I am not complaining! Jon says it is colder than Siberia! Yoiks!

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  14. Geraldine and Scott are indicating that they cannot post comments on the PU site here; and Geraldine could not even link her work. (I linked it for her.) I don't have any solutions to these problems & don't know what to suggest to them. If anyone has a solution for them, perhaps you could drop them a suggestion in their blogs (which are linked above). Thanks.

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    1. i would say clear the cache on their internet explorer or mozilla...whatever they use for internet

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    2. Good thought, Brian! Like I said, it stymied me.

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  15. Mary, its their settings that is barring them from seeing Mr. Linky and the comments under ~ I suggest that they check or revise the settings ~

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    1. Thanks, Grace. I hope they do so.

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  16. thank yous to:

    Sherry, Mary, Gabriella, HA, Bjorn, Grace, Natasa, Robert, Talon and humbird for reading...

    last link in for me til janauary or so, i appreciate it---i read most of you all the time anyway, so i will keep up with you...

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    1. And I'll keep up with you, Brian! As I am sure a number of others will do. Enjoy your 'break'!

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  17. Nice photos, Gabriele! Thanks for sharing!

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