Sunday, May 25, 2014

Poetry Pantry #203




Sri Lanka


Sri Lanka


Sri Lanka



Sri Lanka


Sri Lanka


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 taken by Scott Hastie shared of the culture of Sri Lanka.  Thank you, Scott, for such interesting photos.

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.


31 comments:

  1. Good morning, Poets. Looking forward to a lot of good poetry reading today. I will have a busy day celebrating the Memorial Day holiday (here) a day early; so if I am slower than usual visiting I will do so later in the day. Enjoy a wonderful Sunday, everyone.

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  2. Good morning all.
    Adore that picture by the fountain. So jolly and uplifting.
    Thank you Mary, for the pantry.

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  3. Hello all....
    Sri Lanka looks really interesting and vibrant...
    Looking forward to read as much as possible. ..
    Have a great Sunday and week ahead!!!

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  4. Hello friends, a Happy Sunday to you all.....the last photo was Peace itself....

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  5. Great photos, Scott! Good morning, poets. I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday.

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  6. very cool pics... happy sunday everyone... and happy memorial day to those in the states... beautiful sunny day over here and off to read what you brought to the table..

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  7. does anyone has problems with blogger blogs as well... takes me forever to place my comment...so have a bit patience with me...smiles

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  8. Ah.. We have an excellent morning here,... Will go out on my road bike soon..

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    1. nice...have fun... did a bit of road-biking myself today

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    2. About 85 km in splendid sunshine...

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  9. Claudia, my first comments were slow but things are fine now. Enjoy your ride, Björn.

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    1. i still have big problems... wordpress opens quickly and blogspot very slowly or not at all..ugh

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  10. Sri Lanka seems to be a mythical, fantastical place with them photos! Great post! And please stop on by my blog for confessional as well as spiritual poetry. www.jamztoma.blogspot.com

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    1. Heh James, thanks for being so responsive. I am so glad to have you as part of Poets United!

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  11. A bright and sunny good morning everyone from England and special thanks to Mary for my little showcase of photos which carry the message if you ever get the chance to visit the bejewelled land of Sri Lanka - then please do take it... A beautiful and fascinating location with beautiful people, whose population is 90% Buddhist. Today I have only just rather belatedly posted a new poem for May - hope it makes you all smile. I will be looking to catch up with everyone's writing this evening... Have a lovely day With Best Wishes Scott

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  12. Hi everyone...lovely photos of Sri Lanka, Scott. I am having problems linking again. Just thought I would you know in case you were attempting to leave a comment.Enjoy Saturday which is Sunday down here. Cheers!

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  13. Hi everyone...lovely photos of Sri Lanka, Scott. I am having problems linking again. Just thought I would you know in case you were attempting to leave a comment.Enjoy Saturday which is Sunday down here. Cheers!

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    1. i fixed your link ral....you had a ' before the website name in the link...

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  14. Thank you for the lovely photos by Scott Mary ~

    Spring is a lovely season in my backyard. Wishing you all lovely Sunday & Happy Memorial day to our US friends ~

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  15. good morning...on vacation, but will be making the rounds...
    cool pics scott

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    1. on vacation... very cool.. have fun!!!

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    2. just a long weekend in the mountains...the real vacation comes at the end of july, when i return to the city...smiles.

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    3. THE city...? oh wow.. i'm a bit envious... kiss her from me...smiles

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    4. will do...and yes, THE city...smiles...
      will think of you as i walk the high line...

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  16. Good morning, wonderful pictures, coffee in hand looking in the pantry with awe :-)
    ZQ

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  17. Very nice to see all of the early arrivals; and especially nice to see others who are also 'making rounds' visiting others' poems. Thanks to those who are wishing Happy Memorial Day. I do think we do need to take time to remember and be thankful. It is a golden day here, the kind that really makes a person happy to be alive! Bjorn, enjoy the bike ride. And Scott, thanks again for your photos. See you all out on the trail....perhaps a bit later in the day for me, with those who post after this, as my busy time is about to begin.

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  18. Good Morning All,

    It is a sunny Sunday here today and I wish you all a great day. Enjoyed the pics,,I will be around to read as much as I can throughout the day. I plan to get outside for a
    bit to feel the warmth of the sun.

    Peace & Light my poet friends..

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  19. Scott, what gloriously beautiful photos. Sigh. Loved them. Thanks, Mary, for another Pantry feast! I look forward to making the rounds, even if it takes a while. I have Sebastian this weekend and he is keeping my dance card pretty full.

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    1. Sherry, you do wonderfully -- despite your full dance card!!

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  20. I'll be visiting others throughout the day. Thanks so much for hosting Poetry Pantry Mary. Glad I could submit something today. Have a great Sunday.

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    1. have a great sunday as well myrna - it's always so good to see you!!

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