Sunday, March 9, 2014

Poetry Pantry #192




Surf's up! at Chestermans Beach in Tofino, B.C.
~the wild West Coast of Vancouver Island


South Chestermans towards evening



Frank's Island can be seen in the background



The waves are especially wild and wonderful in wintertime!
Vista from North Chestermans



This is the scenic Tofino Harbour, with Meares Island in the background

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 that Sherry Blue Sky sent me from Tofino, British Columbia.  Beautiful area, isn't it?  

Be sure to visit Poets United tomorrow to see what Sherry Blue Sky  has planned to share.  Will it be a featured poet?  A featured blog?  Or a featured poem?

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" or "The Living Dead."

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.



34 comments:

  1. This week I talked about the process that use to write poetry. Hope to see some of you there!

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    1. Hope you will visit others who have shared their poetry too, Erin.

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  2. So enjoyed Sherry's photographs. Wish I could go for a walk along that shore.
    Hope everybody has a nice sunny Sunday like ours is at present.

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    1. Ah, we have sunny today (smiles), and it seems we are warming up just a bit, which is nice!

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  3. Hello friends, a very Happy Sunday to you all...the pictures tell us why Tofino is Sherry's so favourite...

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  4. smiles... as the pub is closed now on weekends there's some spare time to check out other places... so...linked my poem and looking forward to read others.. smiles...happy sunday!

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    1. Glad to see you here in the Pantry, Claudia. Do make yourself at home.

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    2. O! Great! I enjoy lolling in your poems!

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    3. haha... thanks susan and mary... enjoyed what i read so far... off to a bike tour with hubs now who is back from the church's leader weekend

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  5. Ahhhh the photographs are as exquisite as poems - Thank you Sherry :)

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  6. Looking forward to reading some lovely poems...wishing everyone a great week.

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  7. good morning poets...overslept a bit...ha...working around my dad's doing some of the house things to keep him from getting up as he recovers from his heart attack...i will be around

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    1. Hope your dad is doing better each day, Brian!

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    2. getting there. we were trying to make re-entry into life a little easier...cooking some heart healthy meals and just giving him company now that everyone that was at the hospital is headed home...

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  8. Happy Sunday to everyone ~ I really have to visit that lovely place Sherry when I go to BC again ~

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    1. Hi Grace....ha, you and I both need to visit Tofino when Sherry is there. Smiles.

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  9. Tofino B.C. very nice!
    Good Morning :-) I'm an hour early eh!
    ZQ

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  10. Good morning to everyone! Glad to see a busy Pantry so early in the morning....even with Daylight Savings beginning. I will be in and out of the Pantry today as time allows. It is nice to see so many who have linked already are making visits to others. Enjoy your poetic day.

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  11. Nice to be here....wishing all a great weekend!

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    1. Good to see you, PT. Hope you will take some time to visit others who post in the spirit of community.

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  12. alright, heading out for a bit...
    will be back to check in with those that are visiting.

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  13. Good morning poets. Happy Sunday! Lovely pictures of Tofino :)

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  14. Late again, but very happy to be here. Tofino is a great place to see in the morning over coffee and to share with the friends of poetry. As my leg heals and I pick up more of my regular routine, I am here a little less often. I will stay longer each time, though, reading poems like a new book a week I win by being alive.

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    1. Always glad to see you, Susan. You are not late at all. Hoping the healing is going well....and that you stay longer one way or another anyway. Smiles.

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  15. read everyone so far and will be back in the evening to catch up... beautiful sunny day over here... spring in full force... we went for a long walk and i kissed all the flowers on the way...smiles

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    1. Oh, Claudia, I am SO jealous that you have flowers already. Sigh.

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  16. Sherry, thanks for the photos!

    good day, everyone!
    will be back later to read. a long work day awaits. :)

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  17. Warm greetings from rainy South Africa. I love the shots of Tofino - wish I could travel there one day.

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    1. Kerry, once I'm back, you have a standing invitation! As do all my poet friends!

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  18. Morning, kids. I am very late this morning but will make my way through the pantry as the day goes on..........I offer a peaen on the lovely Ordinary Day this morning!!! I can only imagine how glorious the beach in Tofino is this brilliantly sunny morning. Am standing on tiptoe trying to see over the mountains to my beloved shore.

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    1. Sherry, Tofino is beautiful as you have shown it!! I can definitely see why you love it.

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  19. Mary,

    Thank you to Sherry for providing her wonderful views of Tofino. They certainly have whetted my appetite to visit Vancouver BC very soon:)
    I am unable to provide an offering to The Pantry this week, but am cerain that inspiration will be following after my sojourn here in Phoenix!!!
    Sending best wishes for the week ahead to you all, Eileen :)

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    1. Enjoy your time in Phoenix, Eileen. I am sure that Phoenix is an inspiring place to visit indeed! But I understand why you wouldn't be writing while enjoying. Smiles.

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  20. Oh no, missed this one! But I'm looking forward to reading all the great poets who didn't :)

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