Sunday, May 18, 2014

Poetry Pantry #202


Bicycles in Ghent, Belgium

Bicycles in Bruges, Belgium



Bicycles in Statue - Bruges, Belgium


Bicycles in Bruges, Belgium


Tourist Horse and Carriage, Bruges, Belgium


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 some (mostly) bicycle photos from Ghent & Bruges, Belgium.  They are everywhere there & seem to generally have the right of way.  Smiles.

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.


25 comments:

  1. Good morning, poets. Have a happy Sunday wherever you may be!

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  2. Hello friends a very Happy Sunday to you all...wow..Bicycles in Statue...marvelous pics Mary :)

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  3. Good morning, poets. I will look forward to reading poetry when it is day in my part of the world. Please, if you post a link, do visit other poets...in the spirit of community. Any bikers out there?

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  4. smiles...i'm a biker as well... such an easy and convenient way to get around in a city without having to waste time to search for a parking space..
    happy sunday everyone and out on the trail to read now..

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    1. Ha, I do know that bicycles have their advantages for sure, Claudia.

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  5. Oh Mary, how lovely to see that: I've been there, bikes and all, for a mountainbiking competition. We took our bikes up in the hotel lift to our rooms, and nobody batted an eye. And of course, the lace museum: I hope you went there to. Wonderful place.
    Thank you for this.

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    1. That must have been quite an experience, Jo-hanna.

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  6. Mary,

    I made a mistake in my link: This is the correct one~

    http://everydayamazin.blogspot.ca/2014/05/terzanelle-dreams-of-black-forest.html

    Sorry about that & Happy Sunday to all ~

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    1. Thanks Mary ~ We are having a long weekend, smiles ~

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  7. I love all those bicycles, Mary! Happy Sunday, poets :)

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  8. Good morning, all. Nice be be with you again!
    Steve K.

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  9. good morning...coffee in hand making my way around...

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  10. Ah - wonderful day here in Stockholm - just came back from a brief tour with the kayak..

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  11. Mary, thank you! I LOVE that these are mainly bicycle portraits disguised in crowds. I'll be in and out to read today's book of many pages.

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  12. Good morning! Jamztoma here! love the pics of those bicycles that come in handy when one does not have a personal vehicle or the money to take public transportation. When I think of bicycles, I think of the movie E.T.!!! Happy Sunday!

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  13. I love those photos! Belgium seems so far... Happy Sunday to all!

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  14. Terzanelle is the form of the day, it seems. Haha! Here is my contribution.

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  15. Happy Sunday and a beautiful day it is here in the Adirondacks. I haven't been posting for a while so I want to thank all who have kept encouraging me to get off my #*& and start writing again.
    :):):)

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  16. Belgium looks wonderful. I love the old architecture. In western Canada, we are having a spectacular day - the smells of a fresh summer morning, doors open, horses grazing in the fields.........have a good one, everyone!

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  17. Fun photos...enjoyed the architecture too!

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  18. Pearl! I cannot find a space to comment on your post though I see several others have done so. I love the story/allegory you tell and the way the child/cloud/why? unite all. I remember from the Moses story that the manna disappeared (and worse) if people tried to hoard it, and here we are again.

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  19. Darn, I missed posting. For some reason I thought the link was available longer on Mondays. I'll post here, just in case you want somewhere to visit. :) I'll be back to make my rounds as I am able. My mom's in town for a visit, so I'm busy, busy, busy...in a good way. :)

    http://whenwordsescape.wordpress.com/2014/05/13/ironing-things-out/

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