Sunday, January 5, 2014

Poetry Pantry #183


       





Greetings, Poets!  


Glad to see each of you here this Sunday at the beginning of the New Year.  Hope you each had a good beginning to 2014 and that at some time during the holiday season you found time to write a poem that you will share with us today.   It is always enjoyable for me to get to know you through your poetry; and I hope you feel the same.  Admittedly, I personally appreciate those with whom there is a feeling of reciprocity, which makes for a feeling of community.

This week I am sharing a few holiday decoration photos from my own area here.  We have had an exceptionally snowy winter, which makes the decorations look even more beautiful, I think.  

Beginning on Wednesday, January 8, Susan Chast will be in charge of the Wednesday prompt, which will be "Mid-Week Motif."   I've already seen some of the prompts she has lined up, and I think you will enjoy them.  Tune in Wednesday!

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 (after the new year) Susan Chast posts a new "Mid-Week Motif" 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!

27 comments:

  1. Happy Sunday, looking forward to seeing everybody again after a holiday hiatus.

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  2. It's such a wonderful day. Salutations to all the beautiful poets :)

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  3. Happy 2014 to everyone... thank you for sharing the photographs. i'm still waiting for snow to get me in that winter mode. :)

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  4. I woke at 4 am after only 3 hours sleep! Today I'm sharing a musing poem, a middle-of-the-night kind of thing that I wrote last year about a week ago.

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  6. Cold and snowing here ~ Wishing everyone Happy Sunday ~

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  7. cold here as well...and getting colder til tuesday...
    happy 2014 everyone...
    was a good break and looking forward to popping in on
    many of you today.

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  8. I will be dashing through the snow in a one horse open sleigh today... (just kidding) hope everyone is safe and well...

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  9. Here it's warmer than ever.... No winter yet in Sweden... Still one day of holiday left.. then back to work tomorrow..

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  10. Happy Sunday, everyone! I will be making rounds later today. We are in for extreme cold weather tonight and tomorrow. In fact schools here (which were going to resume after the holidays) are all closed Monday because of the dangerous temps. Hope everyone's New Year got off to a good start.

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    1. i saw where the whole state of minnesota is out tomorrow for the first time in like 40 years....tuesday seems to be the worst according to our weather....

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  11. Very pretty photos, Mary! Holiday lights make everything look so festive and bright.

    Happy Sunday, poets, and Happy New Year! Today, I'm sharing a new poem for the New Year ... :)

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  12. Happy New Year, everyone. :)

    The Christmas photos are so lovely...thank you for sharing! It's VERY cold here in Virginia, with single-digit temps coming tomorrow...brrrrrrrrrr.

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  13. Hi everyone!

    glad to be posting. hope to start reading after some sleep. :)

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  14. And here in the Sonora Desert? A delightful 69 degrees fahrenheit. I actually planted snapdragons and pansies yesterday. Happy Sunday, all!

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    1. Greetings, All. Had trouble with my comment form. It is now working.

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  15. Hi everyone and happy new year! It is a working weekend for me so I am not posting today, but will stop by and do some reading--

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  16. Hope everyone is as snug as a bug on a rug! Looking forward to a new year full to the brim with gorgeous poetry.

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  17. Happy new year to everyone. Sorry, miserable subject today. I promise, I'm relatively cheerful normally.
    Ciao
    Pea

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  18. My first time to link with Poets United. Happy New Year to everyone.

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  19. Happy to be back. Looking forward to reading and commenting. Be well, L.

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  20. Happy New Year. Look forward to more reading and writing! Have a creative year.

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  21. Happy new year! May the desire to write never be squelched!

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  22. Happy New Year folks - hope it's a good'n! So glad to be posting again - duff PC (now replaced) left me unconnected!

    Anna :o]

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  23. wishing everyone a VERY Happy New Year!

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  24. Mary,

    I have just made it into The Pantry, before the shop closes!!!
    I have a winter cold which has hindered my energy and time, but I wanted to contribute.
    Happy New year to you and to all Poets United participants.
    Keep well and warm,
    Eileen:)

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    1. hey eileen...
      please tell me if you got my comments on your poem...i posted one twice but both times your comment box just disappeared...not sure what i sup with that...but...i tried.....

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