|Chitchen Itza detail|
|Mayan mask made of Jade|
|Palenque, Southern Mexico|
|Stelae at Quirijua, Honduras|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.