Sunday, June 8, 2014

Poetry Pantry #205




D-Day - Omaha Beach, Normandy, France

D- Day, June 6, 1944




D-Day



D-Day

A French Newspaper article
commemorating the 70th
anniversary of D-Day


Commemorating the Liberation of France 




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 commemorating the 70th anniversary (June 6, 1944) of the D-Day invasion by the Allies of Normandy Beach in Northern France. This was the beginning of the Western Allied effort to liberate mainland Europe from Nazi occupation.  150,000 personnel crossed the English Channel, and 100,000 people were involved in the invasion.  9000 were killed or wounded on June 6.  

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 features on "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.

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?

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.


51 comments:

  1. Good morning, poets. I look forward to reading your poems today. Have a great Sunday!

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    1. Good to see you, Gabrielle.

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    2. Hope you have / have had one too.

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  2. My piece is religious as it goes with my blog's current theme. Happy Sunday and God bless!!!

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  3. Happy Sunday, everyone. Hope you all enjoy a feast of poetry this week.

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  4. good morning... i had internet problems and just getting online but on my way to church - so will catch up with you in the afternoon
    hot day over here... think we have about 30 C already...

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    1. Whew, Claudia. We have jeans & long sleeve shirt weather here. A happy medium would be nice!

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  5. It's hard to come up with a comment on this subject. "..lest we forget... doesn't cut it anymore: we keep on forgetting and doing it over and over again.

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  6. Happy Sunday to all...Mary i am sharing my poem Moon with poetry Jam too...Enjoy your Sunday...smiles..:)

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    1. Arathi, glad to see you...and nice that you are sharing your Moon poem here too.

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  7. After linking to a 2011 poem on the World War II theme, I was out all afternoon and early evening. Then i logged on and found lots of comments on my post and lots of links here! Looking forward to catching up with all the reading. :)

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    1. Your poem was a moving one, Rosemary.

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  8. Well I'll have to read everyone's poems tomorrow as I'll be working all day preparing a response to a motion that has to be filed tomorrow morning. But I'd rather be here.
    Everyone have a beautiful week . . .

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    1. Good luck with the motion, Stormcat!

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    2. Have a productive day, Stormcat. Looking forward to tomorrow.

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  9. good morning...
    i am doing the teaching at church today...so if i am slow getting around i will this afternoon...

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    1. Pretty cool, Brian. I am on my way to church myself soon.

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    2. By your standards, my 1:30 Meeting for Worship is very late! Sometimes I go to the morning one too, but even that one at 10:30, would be late for you. Enjoy.

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    3. nice... enjoy the teaching!
      we had a judge from the local court preaching in my church today... he got shot twice because of the cases he was handling... it was so, so good and encouraging what he had to tell

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    4. oh wow....shot...yikes...bet he did have a story to tell...
      glad i did not have to get shot to teach....smiles...

      ha, yes susan, ours is at 930 through the summer, because we meet in a clubhouse and with the pool open we have to be out by 1130...

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  10. Good morning ~ Looking forward to reading your poems ~

    Its a warm and lovely Sunday here ~

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  11. I am out and about making rounds this morning. Those I am not able to connect with this morning I will visit much later tonight or tomorrow morning. I have my grandchildren with me, which does not make for easy computer time. Smiles. However, I do encourage each of you who posts to visit others. If you visit someone whose poetry you never read before, you may make a new friend. Smiles.

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    1. Enjoy the day with the grands, Mary. Smiles.

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  12. I like these historical photos you shared, Mary. So much more to reminisce beyond the antique photographs. Happy Sunday to each & everyone. Smiles.

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  13. It's been too long since I last wrote a poem...wishing you all a wonderful Sunday. Thank you for sharing the D-Day photos.

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    1. You're welcome, Sherri. Your poem was a wonderful addition to the Pantry today.

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  14. Wishing all a beautiful day in your corner of the world.

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    1. Thank you, Truedessa. You too. Thank you for posting your fine poem.

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  15. Hello all...
    Happy Sunday...
    My exams going on.. but shall try to read as much as possible

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    1. Looking forward to your visit! have a fine day despite exams ...

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  16. Good morning! Life seems to be so full for everyone... Marvelous!
    ZQ

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  17. pearl ketover prilik--I tried to leave a comment, but something weird happened when I clicked on "Comment": In the little box the entire posting repeated. I scrolled down again and it repeated. Then I tried to reply to someone else's comment and it happened again. And once in this infinite regress a screen appeared to tell me the site expired on 5/15/2014 and I had to renew it. I feel like Mr. K. in a Kafka scenario--or at least someone in a Pinter play. Whew. But, I enjoyed your poem. Come visit mine and tell me the secret ....

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  18. made it back.. sketched half the afternoon away but now out on the trail to read... happy sunday..!!

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    1. And to you. Have a happy healing week with lots of sketching and poetry.

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    2. Sketching sounds wonderful, Claudia. I hope we see some of them over at dVerse.

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  19. I just read 26 poems! That's a chapbook full to sweeten my coffee, something I don't always lend my Sunday mornings to. I'm going to stir to church and meeting between now and later this afternoon, but look forward to reading the next score and more then.
    Happy Sunday and happy week ahead.

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    1. Thanks, Susan!! And happy Sunday and week ahead to you too.

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  20. hi poets :)

    wrote this a while baxk for my best friend from school....with whom i lost any contact for some time.hope you guys will like it....do read and give your comment

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    1. I do hope you will comment on other people's work as well. We all like to be read and commented.

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  21. Sobering and wonderful photos, Mary. Thank you. I am late, and it might take me till tomorrow to get around to everyone, but I promise I will. I have a munchkin for the weekend and he keeps me hopping.

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    1. So very well I understand, Sherry. You know that I do. Smiles.

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  22. hello friends.

    i will be around this evening to comment a majority of the links.

    life is busy. i'd love to be able to click on every one of them, but time just doesn't allow!

    sending you all warm, summery wishes!!

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  23. Hello,

    I have had a weekend off writing.. my niece had her confirmation, and we visited and saw her and the rest of our family.. I'm still slightly jetlagged after my US trip last week too.. I will visit now before heading to bed..

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    1. Welcome home, Bjorn. I definitely understand the jetlag.

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