Sunday, May 11, 2014

Poetry Pantry #201


Basel, Switzerland, Marketplace with Red Town Hall


Basel, Switzerland, Middle Bridge



View of Basel with Munster and
first university in the background

Basel, Switzerland, alley with Natural History Museum (right)
and Munster Tower in the back


Basel little alley with houses from 1400's


View from Middle Bridge with Helvetia,
the personification of Switzerland,
sitting on the pillar (center)




Greetings, Poets!


First of all, happy Mother's Day to those of you who are mothers!  Or, if you are not mothers, I am sure this is a day when we can all appreciate our mothers.  I remember when my mother was quite old herself.....and she told me that she missed her own mother.

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 we are featuring photos taken by Claudia Schönfeld of Basel, Switzerland!  Basel is Switzerland's third most populated city.  It is among Switzerland's most important cultural centers.

Thanks especially to those of you who participated for the past few weeks when I was traveling and not able to either write poetry or comment!

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.


37 comments:

  1. Good morning, poets! Thank you, Claudia, for sharing your beautiful photos. Basel is a lovely city. I visited it briefly three years ago and would certainly enjoy going back.

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    1. if you ever make it back, be sure to give me a call and i'll show you around... and we could sketch a bit as well...smiles

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  2. Good morning, Poets! It is a BEAUTIFUL (finally) spring day here. Enjoy the Pantry today. Looking forward to reading lots of good poems. I will probably be around to many of you a bit later today, as I have a busy schedule which will take me away from my computer for much of it! But I will be around.....as I hope you will. Smiles!

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  3. Hello friends, a very Happy Sunday to you all...and thanks for sharing these beautiful photos.. :)

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    1. Happy Sunday to you too, Sumana.

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  4. this week has been hard, so i'm sharing three prompts from a week back..
    very beautiful photos!
    and I also want to share the news, my new poetry collection is published!: http://natasek.blogspot.com/2014/05/poetry-book-endless-space-between.html

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  5. Good morning all - hope your Sunday proves to be excellent.
    Thanks so much for hosting Mary and to Claudia for her excellent pics.
    Anna :o]

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    1. Hope you have a nice Sunday too, Anna!

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  6. Good morning Mary,
    Great pictures of that vibrant city.
    This week I'm sharing the poem Caudia asked for last Thursday for which I was too late.
    Gloomy subject with a touch of humour: I am in the midst of a bout of flu and my mind dwells on weird things. Hope at least it makes some people smile.

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    1. woot!! will be over in a minute..

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  7. Good morning.. Love those pictures... Basel seems to be a beautiful place, I would love to walk on cobblestone streets and enjoy such beauty...

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    1. it's a cool city... in the summer you can even swim in the Rhein - and on the riverbank there's always a bit of a party going on..

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  8. Happy Mother's Day! I especially like that final photo...thanks for sharing Claudia. Basel seems like a beautiful city.

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    1. it is...smiles... lots of history as well.. lots of stories...

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  9. Happy Mother's Day to mothers and happy Sunday to all!

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    1. Happy Sunday to you too, Kerry.

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  10. Beautiful pictures, thanks Claudia ~

    And wishing you all Happy Sunday and Happy Mother's Day ~

    Grace

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    1. Happy Sunday to you too, Grace!

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  11. OK, I have commented as far as I can go right now. Will be back later on today / tonight. Lots of good poetry so far.

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  12. Happy Mother's Day to all Mothers hope your day is a wonderful one. Working today I will visit as I can.

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  13. Claudia's photos are lovely. Wishing all mothers and mothers-to-be a wonderful day.

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  14. Happy Mother's Day! The photos look nicely, thank you, Claudia and Mary, for sharing with us :)xx

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  15. Mary, it is so nice to have you back. You were missed! And thank you, Claudia, for the marvelous photos - so beautiful! I am, as always, late to the party, will dive in! Happy Mother's Day to all.

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  16. Hello, folks. It's great to be with you all again.

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  17. A mother's day wish for each of you mothers!

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  18. Hello fellow poets I'm new here and I think I like it!!! My pen name is Jamztoma and I have a published book called, "The PASEFIKA Beat" that is available at Amazon.com for under $25 and $2.99 on kindle. My blog is called, "The Psalms of Jamztoma," and on it I record my frustrations, my current interests, and my triumphs. Please stop on by and read some of my confessional pieces on there!!! Have a great Mother's Day to all moms on here and a great Sunday to everyone else!!! Peace and laters!, jt

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  19. Whew! I've read through the second column and will be back to read more later. Thanks to those who "digested" my few lines and told me. Happy mother's day to mothers and also people like me who, thankfully, have or had a mother or wouldn't be here.

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  20. A lot of wonderful stuff in the pantry. I feel Like Susan, nap and come back :-)
    ZQ

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    1. Where's your poem, ZQ? I'm missing your contribution this week.

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  21. bringing up the rear...
    finished my grad papers yesterday and ended up writing 42 pages of academic paper....ugh...took a day to refind a bit of poetry...smiles. i will be around...

    cool to see the world through claudias eyes as well...

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    1. Good to see you, Brian. Congrats on finishing the grad papers!! I hope you will reward yourself a bit for having accomplished that! Smiles.

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  23. Excited to read everyone's posts! Happy Monday :)

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