Sunday, June 15, 2014

Poetry Pantry #205

Bridges Across the Thames


This is  Radcote Bridge, which is more than 700 years old and still in daily use.

The wooden humpback type bridges are to prevent cattle from crossing.

This is New Bridge, though it isn't exactly new.
The bridge dates from the 14th century and is built of Taynton stone in the
 same way as Radcot Bridge, which is slightly older.
They were built by monks on the orders of King John in order to improve communications 
between the wool towns in the south of England, and the Cotswold farms.

Tadpole Bridge is a road bridge across the River Thames in Oxfordshire, England. 
The bridge dates from the late 18th century, the earliest reference to it being in 1784. It is built of 
stone, and consists of one large arch.

This is a ford, where the riverbed is so shallow that you can walk across.


Greetings, Poets!

First of all, happy Fathers Day to any of you poets who are fathers!  Enjoy your day.

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 featuring photos shared by Jo-hanna.  They are pictures of Bridges across the Thames River in England.  Her photos were taken close to the source of the Thames before the river becomes very wide. Jo-hanna indicates that some of the bridges are centuries old, not fit for traffic other than riders and walkers.  Thank you, Jo-hanna, for sharing your beautiful 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 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.

58 comments:

  1. Happy Father's day to all the fathers out there! My piece is dedicated to God who was the major father figure in my life. God bless!

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    1. thank you Mary, Moonie called me a passionate writer not too long ago. hehe, this forum of yours and everyone's on here has made me a new person. I'm so full of ideas now...it's exciting! Happy new week to you.

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  2. Good morning, poets! A very nice Sunday to all and a happy Father's Day to all fathers. Very nice photos!

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  3. What a wonderful set of photographs.. I love the theme of bridges... It's such a strong symbol.

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    1. Yes, bridges do have their strength.

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  4. Lovely photos of a lovely part of the world. Happy Fathers Day to all the Dads and Grandads !

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  5. Hello everyone,
    It is yet another hot and humid day in this part of the world. Looking forward to enjoy the beautiful creations of the poets today. :-)
    -HA

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    1. A little more heat HERE would surely be nice. Smiles.

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  6. Nice to see such an active Pantry so very early. I will enjoy visiting your poetry today. It is always an enjoyable part of Sunday.

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  7. What a rainy Sunday! I hope the weather is better where the other poets are :)

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  8. put the wrong link.... please see my this week's entry at the new link... have updated again

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  9. Hello friends a Happy Sunday to you all and a happy Father's Day to all fathers...great photo share Jo-hanna... :)

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  10. hi friends some problem i guess...link has not been posted properly... posting a link again.

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    1. Glad you figured it out. Linking to a poem rather than to your entire blog is the way to go.

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  11. Beautiful pictures Jo-hanna ~ My family is coming over for grill and delicious food so I am looking forward to a lovely day ~ Happy Sunday and Happy Father's Day to all the fathers ~

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    1. Sounds like a great Sunday, Grace.

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  12. I love bridges, especially the ancient ones. Happy Sunday to all. Happy Father's Day to all the hardworking fathers around the globe. smiles.

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  13. Happy fathers' day and happy sunday.
    Mary, you presented them so nicely.

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  14. good morning....happy fathers day...
    being a dad, its going to be a busy one...so i will be
    limiting myself to returning comment most likely...

    catch you soon

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    1. I understand 100%! Have a fun busy day.

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  15. Wow! I've got some catching up to do! I'll be back to enjoy the poems after a while--going to a new Meeting for Worship today with lunch and business meeting--so it'll be late afternoon. Lovely day to all!

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    1. Have a pleasant day, Susan. See you later then.

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  16. I've been off for a couple of weeks, and it's nice to rejoin the crowd. I'm looking forward to some interesting Sunday reading. Have a happy Sunday!

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  17. For Australians, Father's Day comes in September, but I have linked to a poem about my birth.

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    1. PS Thank you Jo-hanna for the beautiful bridges.

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  18. Happy Sunday, kids. Jo-hanna, the photos, and the bridges, are fantastic. Amazing to walk over bridges that have had foot traffic for centuries. I would feel such awe. They are lovely to look at. Diving into the Pantry - my great grandson's eighth birthday today so will be away for the middle part of the day - will get around to all of you even if it's later in the day.

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  19. Happy Sunday to all, Happy Father's Day to all the Fathers. I will be back to visit the family has big plans for me today so out to Church and the adventures await.

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    1. nice. happy fathers day man...enjoy it...just got home from church...and lunch....

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  20. good afternoon.... and sorry that i'm so late mary...some things just take time...smiles
    happy sunday and out on the trail to read some of the others

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    1. I understand about time, Claudia! Some things can't be rushed.

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  21. Loved the Bridges..Happy Father's Day and Happy Sunday..smiles..enjoy :)

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  22. Well my submission today is a work in progress. Seems to be one of the most difficult topics I've ever attempted. I welcome constructive criticism however harsh. Happy Father's Day to all you fathers . . .

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    1. Thanks, Stormcat.. Always great to see your poetry.

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  23. If these bridges could speak, they would probably tell old, delicious poems of love, wilderness and mayhem. They are precious!

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  24. i love my papa!!! heres one for him!! :)

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  25. Happy Sunday to all, especially dads. Love the images Mary.
    Anna :o]

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  26. Good evening, I am happy to join in tonight and look forward to reading beautiful poetry- hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! K

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    1. I really SO much enjoyed your poem. Thank you for taking part.

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  27. Good Morning All, I am a little late getting here but, I will be around later today
    to read your wonderful poems.

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