Sunday, June 22, 2014

Poetry Pantry #206



Lake Garda, Italy, with Alps in the background


Lake Garda, Italy, with Cypress trees


Gardesana Hotel in Torri del Benaco
This is a classic old lakes hotel, first recorded in 1452, which has hosted  Churchill, Stephen Spender 
and King Juan Carlos I of Spain; in 1954, Laurence Olivier holidayed here with Vivien Leigh.

Small port  --  Torri del Benaco

Another village along Lake Garda

Bardolino, a town famous for wine, on Lake Garda



Greetings, Poets!

Oh, these Sundays do come around fast, don't they?

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 Gabriella of Lake Garda in northern Italy.  Thanks, Gabriella, for these very nice photographs.

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 there is always a  great turn-out for Midweek Motif.  We hope to see you this coming week for another challenging prompt by Susan Chast!  (And, ha, perhaps many of you have noticed that if you look at one week's prompt Susan gives  a clue about the following week's prompt as well, so you can get a head start.)

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.

33 comments:

  1. Good morning all.
    What lovely clean views from Switzerland, Gabriella.

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  2. Good morning, poets! Hope you all have a nice Sunday, wherever you may be.

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  3. Hello friends a Happy Sunday to you all....beautiful photos Gabriella :)

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  4. What a beautiful set of pictures. My long weekend in kayak was cut short. So cold here... But now it's jus a week until vacations.

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    1. Weather is very un-summer like here. I am so ready for sun and heat and for the rain and fog to move on.

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    2. Björn, I am sorry your weekend was ruined by the cold. Cold springs is one reason I sometimes choose Italy for vacation. I know it will not be cold there in summer.

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    3. it's good that you only have a week...sorry about your trip man....was wondering when i saw your post yesterday...

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  5. Good morning, poets. I look forward to reading some great poetry today....nice to see you all.

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  6. Love the pictures from Italy, reminds me of a trip I made to Italy and Switzerland with some of my cousins when I was a teenager.

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  7. Beautiful photos, Gabriella. As always, thank you for sharing them with us. Happy Sunday to all. Rain is non-stop here but not quite too harsh. Smiles.

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  8. Good morning every one... makes me wanna visit Italy... Soon!! beautiful....

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  9. Wonderful Pictures! Good morning and may all be well, happy, and delightful :-)
    ZQ

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  10. good morning....
    today would be a good day to be on the water....
    but i will read some poetry...ha

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  11. Well, I am up to date commenting on those who generally comment. Off to church now! Be back later.

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    1. just got back myself...
      hope you have a great service...
      will be around this afternoon checking in
      and returning visits.

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  12. Good morning everyone. This is my first visit to Poetry Pantry. Poetry is my passion an I look forward to reading your posts.

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    1. welcome lorna...i am not on facebook any more or i would stop in...

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    2. Welcome, Lorna. I don't mix Facebook with the poetry blogosphere. I'd gladly visit if you had Blogger or Word Press, but if you are looking for good poetry to read and comment, as you indicated, you have come to the right place.

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  13. What a nice sharing! Thanks, Gabriella and Mary! :)x

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  14. It's still morning! Now that I go to a 1:30 pm meeting for worship, I sleep in on somne Sunday mornings and Mary posts my poem. (Thank you!) It's great to enter the pantry to make breakfast and find it bustling with poets who cook full dishes of words! Glad to be alive. And today is my father's 89th birthday!. He lives 5 hours a way, so I will call. I wonder if the gift that eleven of us contributed to got there in time! (I'll drive up in another 10 days or so for Mom's 80th birthday.). Have a great day, whether in balmy Italy or elsewhere.

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    1. wow happy birthday to your dad...and to your mom here soon too...
      i bet he appreciates that gift...

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    2. 90th! She seems 10 ears younger. Maybe that's why I make the mistake!

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  15. good day, everyone!
    will be back to read later.

    thanks for sharing the photos, Gabriella!

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  16. Hello, fellow poets! It is warm and wonderful in the Pantry this morning! A feast of good feelings. Makes my day! Have a wonderful one, everyone.

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  17. Thank you for the lovely photos Gabrielle.

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  18. Good day everyone! I trust the solstice treated you well, I posted a new poem on the Union, if you have the time please read it. Thanks, James

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    1. cool...and enjoy reading some of the other poets as well....

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  19. Apologies everyone! I have been quite busy with a lot of things earlier today. I will get to your poems throughout this week. But thank you for commenting on my piece on laughter. Have a great new week!!!

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  20. It's always fun to be here. Gabriella's photos are wonderful. I'm grateful for Poets United. Thank you all, who make this work.

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  21. I'm late and just linking up ~ Thanks for the lovely pictures and hosting Mary ~

    Wishing you all Happy Sunday & week ahead ~

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  22. Great photographs...definitely a place I would like to visit. Thanks Gabriella and Mary. Happy Sunday everyone!

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