Sunday, March 2, 2014

Poetry Pantry # 191

Queensland, New Zealand, sunrise


Milford Sound, New Zealand


Milford Sound, New Zealand


Some of the 40 million sheep in New Zealand

A Maori War Canoe (in a museum)



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 a few more 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!

39 comments:

  1. Hello to everyone! Sharing an older poem, since I couldn't come up with anything good this week.. work problems eating my mind. :)

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  2. ps: forgot to mention, fantastic photos!

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  3. I accidentally added a poem without intention... Bjorn (2) my intention was to add a collaborative project we do once a month under the name one voice poetry... Wonderful pictures.

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    1. The collaboration is wonderful, Bjorn. Impressive! I loved it.

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  4. Good morning all – The night got away from me and I have not yet slept… will be back later to read and comment. Have a wonderful Sunday <3

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  5. Beautiful Pictures Mary...Wish a wonderful Sunday to everyone here... :)

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  6. Good morning! Just shared my newest poem, but got a rather busy day so I'll come back and watch the submitted ones monday!

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  7. i really didn't realize midweek motif would close.i will be more active on pu prompts are real exciting and mind boggling.dxbnidblog

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    1. Hi Pastiche...no, Midweek Motif will not be closing! It will continue on, as will Poetry Pantry.

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  8. What a beautiful sunrise. Happy Sunday poets :)

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  9. what a beautiful fiery sky...
    sorry, i am making my way around...still struggling to wake up
    get back on track after read-a-thon...ha

    be around visiting
    those that are visiting

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  10. It's only 7:30 am here and I am already late! I see I have lots of good reading before watching the Oscars. For the first time I have seen all but 2 of the nominees--usually it's the other way around. I love being retired and senior citizen prices. I had no idea there were perks on this side of the mountain. BTW, both of the characters in this poem are me. I suspect that is true for playwrights as well--all the parts are internal possibilities. I also write fiction, but last week I was moody as the skies.

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    1. Good for you for seeing so many of the Oscar nominations, Susan. I too look forward to watching the Oscars tonight, but have not seen QUITE as many of the nominations as you have.

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  11. What a busy morning here ~ Just wrote this poem this morning ~ Happy Sunday to all ~

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  12. Good morning, friends! I will be making my way around as the day goes on. Hope to see you out on the trail as well.

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  13. Mary,

    A freshly written poem, concerned with making journeys in life. Perhaps a visit to Phoenix Arizona, at the end of this week was on my mind, together with the added difficulties as my husband will be travelling with a broken ankle injury sustained while almost knocked down by a black cab in in London. A busy week ahead I think!!!
    Happy Sunday,
    Eileen

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    1. Oh, a visit to Phoenix sounds wonderful, Eileen. At least it should be WARM!!! (In contrast to where I live.) Sorry about your husband...painful & difficult to get around, I am sure.

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  14. Good morning everyone. Have a great Sunday! Stunning photos, Mary!

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  15. Happy Sunday! These photos are wonderful!

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  16. good day, everyone! will continue to read after work.
    btw, ovely photos, Mary. :)

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  17. Hi kidlets! It is only eight a.m. here and I thought I was early, but you have all beat me here. New Zealand is so beautiful. I didnt know you had been there, Mary. Gorgeous photos. Wow! It is snowing here - our winter arrived late this year, just in time for spring. Sigh.

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    1. they say we are getting 3-8 inches of snow tomorrow...crazy...
      but the temp is dropping already...at noon it was 60...its alread down to 40...so we might who knows...ha

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  18. I can imagine these sounds...Love the photos! Thank you, Mary! Creative Sunday to all! xx

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  19. Good morning everyone! The pictures are wonderful. We were just talking the other day about how beautiful New Zealand

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  20. I love the colors in that sunrise photo and the sheep photo is just gorgeous!

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  21. You're determined to tempt me with the very enticing pics of NZ, aren't you? LOL.

    I've linked to a series of sijo, a 3-line Korean form, which I did recently for a Poetic Asides challenge.

    (Btw, it's not 'I Wish I'd Written This' every Friday now, but alternating with 'The LIving Dead'.)

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    1. Hi Rosemary, yes you def should visit NZ. I will try to keep the alternation straight....sorry.

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  22. well I surfaced out of the internet tech support quicksand at least long enough to do a little surfing.... I am in support hell at the moment...

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    1. Oh, Robert, how well I understand! Good luck to you.

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  23. Been busy at work for the last couple of weeks and unable to link. Will try to get around to everyone this week and make comments where appropriate.
    Ciao

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    1. Glad to see you. ALWAYS glad to see you. Also understand 'busy at work.'

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  24. Shared a new piece, but also request that as many of you as possible respond to this "needs assessment":
    http://www.kimnelsonwrites.com/2014/02/27/prompts-and-promises/

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  25. Sorry, mine is a little on the dark side this week.

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  26. hi added one more since there was time hope you like it

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    1. ah, perhaps you should use that extra time you have to actually visit some of the other poets...

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