Sunday, January 19, 2014

Poetry Pantry #185


   
Chitchen Itza

Chitchen Itza detail

Mayan mask made of Jade

Palenque, Southern Mexico

Stelae at Quirijua, Honduras



Greetings, Poets!  


Glad to see each of you here this third Sunday in January.  We had a great Poetry Pantry last week, and I hope this week we have the same kind of ambience.  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 and next week I am featuring some photos taken by Scott Hastie.  About the photos Scott says, "Essentially these are all of the the principal sites of the Mayan civilisation in the Yucatan Peninsula, an area that covers Mexico, Guatemala (really the cradle of that civilisation..) and Honduras - some hard core travelling required here - with up to five hour trek in the jungle at Tikal for example to see all these amazing places. Each picture file name is a caption which will allow readers to follow up any interest they have and gain more info about each temple complex."     Thanks, Scott.  Your photos are beautiful!

Be sure to visit Poets United to see what Sherry Blue Sky has planned for tomorrow.  

Glad to see good turnout  for  the new Mid-Week Motif prompts here!.  We hope to see you again this coming week for another challenging prompt by Susan Chast on Wednesday!

And on Friday, remember to see who Rosemary Nissen-Wade is featuring on her I Wish I Had Written This!

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.

41 comments:

  1. Good morning poets! Thank you Scott for the stunning photos. Have a great Sunday everyone!

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  2. I wish you a great Sunday ahead, folks. Scott has contributed such lovely photos.

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  3. My offering is a single tanka today - all I have written in the past week.
    My best wishes to all for a great week ahead.

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  4. happy sunday to all... wow, what a treat to see... i've always been fascinated by the Mayans' culture (and of the Aztecs' too)... so intriguing to know their way of living, crafts, & justice system... thanks Scott, sir & Mary for bringing this up to us... smiles...

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  5. up way too early...ha...
    at least i have poetry
    and some very cool pictures....

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  6. Hello friends, a very happy Sunday to you all :)

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  7. being that the initial theme was in reference to my birth country I thought I'd include a prior post of my Tenochtitlan

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  8. Happy to be the 21st poster

    Happy Weekend Guys

    -Francis

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  9. my url post doesn't seem to be taking I've tried two or three times. hopefull it doesn't show three times, how redundant and boring that would be, lol!

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    1. It has not shown at all. Can you include it here in the comments, and I will link it in?

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    2. Thanks to Brian for linking it in!

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  10. Happy Sunday, poets!

    Thanks for sharing the beautiful, historical pictures, Mary and Scott!

    Today, I'm sharing another haibun, as so many of you asked for a continuation of the one from last Sunday. Thanks for the encouragement! :)

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    1. Love the continuation, Loredana!! I think you should make this a regular Sunday feature. Smiles.

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  11. wonderful photographs... thanks for sharing.
    have a peaceful Sunday!

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  12. Good morning, Poets. Nice to see an active Pantry already this Sunday. I have a busy morning going on here, so I will comment for a while and then be back later today. Have a great Sunday!!

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    1. yeah, with my father in law in the hospital i will be in and out when i can...

      i grabbed those that usually return visits...gladly visit those i skipped if they stop in...

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    2. Hope your father-in-law will do all right, Brian. Hard to have family in the hospital.

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    3. heya,
      he is doing better...he had less than half his blood when he got to the hospital...took 6 units of blood to get him back...he is taking to the medication that heal up where it was leaking inside him...so signs are good...
      thanks mary

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    4. Good news, Brian....hope good signs continue.

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  13. Great pictures an great to be able to link up here as well... have a wonderful Sunday everyone.

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  14. I am coming home here way too late! But late is better than never, and it is great to feel at home on-line. Thanks for the plug, Mary. And thanks for the pics, Mary and Scott. I recognized the places from a long ago Fullbright to travel through eastern and southern Mexico. Looking forward to seeing Marcoantonio's Tenochtitlan as well. Happy Sunday and have a fine week.

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    1. I'll be back to finish reading later ...

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  15. Have great Sundays everyone. I'll be back to visit!
    Pea

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  16. Good morning poets! Hope it is warm where you are ! Love the photos today!

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  17. good day everyone! it's Monday here already. will be visiting again later. :)

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  18. http://nene-lifewhispers.blogspot.com/2013/12/once-golden-eagle.html

    this is it Mary

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  19. Good afternoon. Awesome pics, Scott. Thanks for sharing those! Hope everyone has an awesome week and enjoys some excellent poetry so generously shared.

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  20. Happy Sunday everyone! Nice photos, love Mayan history. Thanks Mary and Scott! Enjoy read your poems and comments! Appreciated very much!

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  21. ...now let's see if I can find the "cookies, tea, and honey" in the pantry this week :-)
    I'm sure it is hiding behind the verbs.
    ZQ

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  22. Good morning everyone--Scott--I love your pictures--this is one of the places I have yet to visit! Happy Sunday everyone!

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  23. After reading my poem, can you tell I saw Dallas Buyer's Club this week?

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  24. Lovely photos ..End of Sunday in my time zone. Beginning of another week ...I hate Mondays :-(

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  25. Greetings all, a bit late on parade today, as we had a family birthday and lots of visitors today. A big thanks to Mary for posting the photos and glad they have been enjoyed - hopefully it will inspire some of you to explore more of the extraordinary Mayan culture. I haven't got a new poem to share this week, so have reposted 'Graced' for those that may have missed it last week. Have a great week everyone...

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  26. Hope everyone had a great Sunday! :)

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  27. Great Photos...great poems...What A lovely combination!

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  28. Palenque is a great place especialy the acoustic noice, wonderfull fotos

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