Saturday, July 12, 2014

Poetry Pantry #209


http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:K%C3%B6lner_Dom_nachts_2013.jpg
Cathedral in Cologne, Germany


Greetings, Poets!

Hard to believe we are already into the middle of July, isn't it?  We are having a cooler summer than usual, which doesn't please me.   I am already mourning the shortening of the days.

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.  I just don't GET people who link and enjoy visits, yet don't bother to visit others -- even those who spent time making comments on their poetry.

This week I am sharing a photo I found on Wikimedia Commons.  It is a photo of the Cologne Cathedral, which is in the public domain.  I am hoping others will share photos with me. I have seen it.....years and years ago.

Be sure to visit Poets United Monday 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.

40 comments:

  1. Greetings, Poets! We are opening a bit early today. Looking forward to seeing what others post in the Pantry this weekend. Smiles.

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  2. Hi Mary ~ Pretty early looks good for me, smiles ~ Happy weekend to all ~

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    1. Happy weekend to you too, Grace!

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  3. Note: my linked work is not the same as the most recent sidebar entry.

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  4. Passed on the fireworks to visit with dear friends instead.

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    1. Glad to see you. Ha, it had been a while.

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  5. Yay, a head start! Am off to bed, but will see you all in the morning:)

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  6. Good morning to everyone! :) It doesn't feel like summer at all, constant changes in the weather, more rain and storms than I care for, and cold cold..

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    1. Yup, we have been having an odd summer too! Oh for a nice HOT summer!

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  7. Hi everyone! My poem for this week is kind of dark and this is because I want my blog to have a variety of themes not just joyful, religious, and sunshine all the way. I'm okay and very tired at the moment. Will comment on everyone's poems by tomorrow. Sweet dreams!

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    1. James, it is always good to be able to write in a variety of styles. Sweet dreams to you too.

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  8. Good night/Good morning! Glad to see all! Late here, comments - on Sunday. :)xx

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  9. Hello friends, a very Happy Sunday to you all...wishing for a cool summer like some of you're having in the other part of the world... :)

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  10. Bit of a laugh from me this Sunday morning. Life was getting too serious.
    Enjoy your Sunday, wherever you are.
    Thank you, Mary.

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  11. My thoughts today are with the people of Gaza, while we sit back at our homes enjoying life, its hard to imagine what an average person in Gaza should do to survive.

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    1. Yes, Anand... both people have not learned...

      "Before you begin on the journey of revenge,
      dig two graves." ~Proverb

      I share your sadness
      ZQ

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  12. Anyways wish you all a happy Sunday

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  13. Summer has me on a bit slower pace for writing and blog posting...so I'm linking my late offering for the midweek motif prompt. It's about 1 am here so I'll be by tomorrow to read and comment. :)

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  14. oops, forgot to check in...been out read this morning...
    hope you all have a wonderful day...that cathedral looks like a castle...

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    1. The Cologne Cathedral was begun in 1248. It was completed in 1880! It is Germany's largest cathedral. Though the Cathedral took 18 aerial hits during World War II, it remained standing. It is said that the Allies used its high spires as a navigational landmark as aircraft made their way further into Germany. Many repairs to the Cathedral were made after the war; and in 2007 FINALLY a new stained glass window was put in to replace the beautiful one that was destroyed during WWII. It is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage list. I was able to visit this cathedral some years ago. And yes, it does look like a castle. Smiles.

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    2. all lit up it reminds me of the magic kingdom....growing up we had an old church that looked like a castle...it was yellowed and block roofs...always looked forward to seeing it as we rolled by into d'town as it was so different than anything around it...

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    3. Cool reflection, Brian. And I can understand what you were thinking....

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  15. Good morning... and speaking of Germany :-) excited about the World Cup today.
    Oh, and reading some wonderful and creative poets from around the world too!
    ZQ

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    1. def. think germany is going to take it, but we will see...

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  16. Love the picture of the Cologne Cathedral, or Koelner Dom as we say in German. I went there with my German cousin when I was 19.

    And about the World Cup: has anyone noticed it's the current and retired Popes' home teams that are in it? I think they've been praying too hard for their teams.

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  17. Thank you for hosting another Poetry Pantry! Good day to all.

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  18. Good day, everyone!

    nice to be back after a couple of weeks.
    will read some and then it's off to watch the world cup final. :)

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    1. We missed you dsnake....and wasn't that some end to the World Cup?

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  19. Hope you're having a good Sunday Mary. I like the photo. I can't remember if I was there. I lived in Germany for almost 4 years and now can't recal exactly what I saw. Hah. A sign of my age.

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    1. Myrna, your poem was very moving.

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  20. Happy Sunday to all, I look forward to reading everyone's work of art...

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    1. Thanks, Truedessa, for being a wonderful team player!

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  21. Hi everyone! I'm new here and this is my first time posting for poetry pantry. I look forward to reading what others are sharing!

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  22. Was out of town - just returned and I'm down and out with some sort of strange mouth/throat phenomena that is very unpleasant... back later or in morning to read, comment and enjoy.... apologies...

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    1. Great, Pearl! Nice to see you and look forward to your comments.

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  23. Mary suggested that I share my poem here, and boy am I ever glad I did. Thank you all for being so welcoming and generous with your spirit.

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    1. And I am glad you do. Our Open Link here is open every Sunday... Do hope to see you again and again!!! We have a great group here.

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