Sunday, February 23, 2014

Poetry Pantry #190


Auckland, New Zealand


Christchurch Cathedral, Christchurch, New Zealand


Queenstown, New Zealand


Queenstown, New Zealand


Mount Cook, New Zealand




Greetings, Poets!  


Glad to see each of you here this week for Poetry Pantry  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.  I think we ALL tend to visit (after a while) people with whom we reciprocate.

This week I am sharing photos I took in New Zealand a few years back.  Do visit New Zealand, if you have an opportunity.

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

Glad to see the turnout  for  Mid-Week Motif Wednesday continues to be good.  We hope to see you this coming week for another challenging prompt by Susan Chast!

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.

Enjoy!

25 comments:

  1. Hello esteemed poets.

    I have been reading through my old poetry, especially the ones I posted on here and I just wish to thank you all for the feedback. It has been very helpful in discovering myself and my writings. I am very very glad I have come here. :)

    Have a beautiful day!

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  2. Hello to everyone! Have a nice Sunday! And I absolutely love the last photo here, the mountain cook! amazing....

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    1. I love New Zealand! That is, to me, a dream place to live with. :)

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    2. Me too! There and Australia. Except those destinations are on my "Bucket list" :-)
      ZQ

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  4. NZ is so beautiful. Hope to go there someday! Happy Sunday dears :)

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  5. good morning...happy sunday...grabbing my coffee and will be around

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  6. ps: I see I was too fast with mr.linky today. Mary, can you delete the no. 7? Thank you! and thank you Brian for noticing! :)

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    1. smiles. any time natasa...
      happy sunday to you

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  7. Good morning all! Happy Sunday! I have got a ride to go out and about this lovely day, and so I am testing my wings. I'll be back to read this great pantry of poems later today.

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  8. Good morning, poets! I am getting a late start today, but WILL be around to visit your poems as the day goes on. Glad to see such a busy pantry!

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  9. Hello everyone! I've been away for awhile, but it's nice to see you all still clicking along. Happy Sunday!

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  10. Good morning...gotta lot of go but moving real slow (as pointed out by the honking horn behind me). Shuffling to the pantry with anticipation and a smile.
    ZQ

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  11. good morning everyone!
    it's past midnight over here. gotta go. sleep beckons. will be reading later. :)

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  12. Happy Sunday fellow poets! Happy to read you again!

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  13. I have always heard New Zealand is very like British Columbia, and it looks to be so, in your photos, Mary. You have made some very wonderful trips, lucky girl! It is snowing here - our winter arrived late, when we were expecting spring. Pretty, when one can enjoy it through the window and doesnt have to shovel it or drive in it (which, for me, would be like dancing on banana peels, not gonna happen.)

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  14. Lovely photos. Happy week to all ~

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  15. Hello friends ..in my part it's already Monday...so a happy Monday to you all...hope to visit everyone in the morning :) beautiful photos Mary..

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  16. Just found this site while searching around for other poetry blogs, what a great idea to have this weekly sharing of poetry! I added my blog just now to the post, but i will surely visit some of the others!

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    1. Welcome, M.Z. Hope to see a lot of you here!

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  17. Mary,

    Absence is on my mind this week....
    I shall visit and reciprocate over the next few days to those poets who kindly visit me. The journey can be a lonely one at times, even in The Pantry.

    Eileen:)

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  18. I'd love to visit New Zealand some day! My brother has been a university lecturer in Auckland for many years, and neither of us is getting any younger. Also I believe it's a stunningly beautiful country. Meanwhile, I am sharing a poem which might have gone better with the Midweek Motif on leadership, being about, among other things, a failure of leadership — but I didn't quite complete it in time for that. (Well actually I did, but by then the computer access was dropping out like mad, as it so often does where I live.)

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    1. Oh, I do hope you have an opportunity to visit New Zealand, Rosemary!! Beautiful, just beautiful....

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