Sunday, March 16, 2014

Poetry Pantry #193


A View from the top of the Rex Hotel, Saigon,
where journalists used to live during the Vietnam War.

Sunrise - Saigon, Vietnam

Reunification Palace. Saigon, Vietnam


A Lacquerware Factory, Saigon, Vietnam
Notre Dame Church, Saigon, Vietnam


Saigon motorcycles were everywhere;
it was sometimes difficult to cross a street.



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 I took when I was in Saigon, Vietnam, some years ago! Saigon is quite a tourist destination now.  A beautiful city really.

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.


32 comments:

  1. Good morning, poets! I will be away for most part of the day but look forward to reading your poems when I get back. Happy Sunday!

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  2. Will enjoy reading your poetic sharings today...always enjoy reading the words of reciprocal visiting poets especially.

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    1. most definitely...
      happy sunday mary...
      i will be back after church
      and throughout the day

      its IEP season at school so i have about 4 hours of paperwork to do today...after about 8 hours of it yesterday...but they say we are getting 3-6 inches of snow tonight...so i may get a reprieve monday...and have it to work on grad school....ha...never ending...smiles

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  3. Good morning... Sunday love to you every one.

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  4. Good morning, how nice to have a visit abroad this morning. Such clear images.

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  5. good morning and happy sunday... and out on the trail to read... smiles

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  6. I had some fun this morning with a new form.

    Have a warm and blessed Sunday!

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  7. Happy Sunday friends...I'm still working on mine...hope to post soon.. :)

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  8. Hi Mary and greetings to all… Wow! Here in England, Spring has sprung here so beautifully so far… Here’s my letest (somewhat shorter!) offering for this month to celebrate– hope you enjoy… Today’s pics of Saigon brought back special memories for me - like you say, quite a place... I am lucky enough to be going on a visit to Sri Lanka in a couple of weeks – so, all being well, should have some interesting pics to share sometime in May or June… It feels like it’s been a while since I've been here and I’m looking forward to catching up with everyone’s new stuff later today…With Best Wishes Scott www.scotthastie.com

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    1. Sounds good, Scott!! Will look forward eventually to your photos.

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  9. good morning....smiles
    i will be around...

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    1. You're good about that, Brian. Smiles.

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  10. Good morning! Fabulous pics, Mary. I'll be in and out all day to read. I've decided to count this on-line reading I do as books because I haven't gotten through actual, audio or kindled books lately. But counting blogs adds at least three poetry books a week. And I love reading new poems!

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    1. Ha, Susan....I do think reading online poems does count!! (However, I agree it takes away from the reading of books of all kinds...a pleasant trade-off though!)

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  11. Really nice to read your messages here as well as reading your poetry. I have made my rounds....and as I have, I have been heartened that many also have made visits or plan to as the day goes on. Hope it is spring-like where you are. Here we are having snow flurries. Sigh!

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  12. Well I just woke up, smiles ~ Happy Sunday to everyone ~ Beautiful pictures Mary ~ I haven't been to Vietnam but I hear from my sisters that its a lovely tourist spot now ~

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  13. Rallentanda, neither of your links worked. Perhaps try again?

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  14. Saigon seems so picturesque ... love the sunrise. Thanks for sharing, Mary.

    Happy Sunday, everyone :)

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  15. Thanks for the photographs Mary. Read a lot about Vietnam, a place which I admire, both for political and picturesque reasons!

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    1. You're welcome, Anand. I could go back again in a heartbeat!

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  16. Mary, those photos are amazing! What a cool trip that must have been. Lovely to be back reading all the fabulous writings. Hope everyone is being blessed with some of the sunshine we're getting. Now if we could only turn the heat up on that sunshine and make it melt all the snow away!

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    1. we are getting 3-6 inches of snow today k....ha...crazy winter

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  17. Hi mary awesome pics....will definitely plan to visit vietnam once in lifetime.
    Hope you all like my sunday post...

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    1. And I hope you like the other poems that you read here! Smiles.

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  18. Pls ignore the link in serial no 34...consider the link in 35

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    1. I deleted the link you did not want.

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  19. Oops, I went right into the pantry without saying good-morning....
    'mornin'
    ZQ

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  20. I will be writing soon, once we have moved. We hope to move mid-April. As it is now, I have a wee bit of time to read and send good thoughts out to all.

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  21. lovely pictures! thanks for sharing!

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