Sunday, July 20, 2014

Poetry Pantry #210


Greetings, Poets!

Hope everyone is having a great July so far.  We are finally having some seasonably warm weather here, which is nice.  I waited a long time.  Hope the weather is good where you are.  We are in the middle of festival season here at our lakefront and downtown.  We have already had our large 10-day-long Summerfest, Pride Festival, Bastille Days, and this weekend is Festa Italiana.  Next comes German Fest, followed by Irish Fest, Mexican Fest, Indian Summer, and so it goes.  Something for most everyone to enjoy.

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 Charlotte, North Carolina, skyline.  I am hoping others will share photos with me so that I can share them here....

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.

29 comments:

  1. Hello friends a very happy Sunday to you all :)

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  2. Enjoy a feast of poetry, everyone. Have a great Sunday.

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  3. Have a great Sunday everyone!!! :)

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  4. Good day to all. I have shared a poem I wrote earlier this week.
    Happy reading to all!

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  5. good morning....
    heading out on vacation this morning....but will grab those now...and be back tonight to return comment to any others visiting...

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    1. Have a great vacation, Brian!

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    2. WhooHoo! Lone time with the family... :-)
      ZQ

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    3. Have a wonderful time!! Then write a poem about it, smiles.

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  6. It's been over a month, but I finally finished another poem. Happy Sunday, everyone. :)

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  7. Happy Sunday to everyone! See you back in August after I return :)

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    1. Have a nice time away, Nataša.

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    2. Have fun, Natasa! Enjoy the sights!

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  8. Happy Sunday to all ~ Right now its kind of grey & gloomy outside ~ Looking forward to reading your work ~

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  9. Happy Sunday! ...and yes a little gloomy here too. But, this weeks events around the world put me in an even gloomier state of mind as reflected in this weeks piece.
    Soooo I'll go to the Pantry for a little pick-me-up
    ZQ

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  10. Happy sunday to all... I wrote this some time back inspired by some books that in read off and on... Thought you might enjoy reading this... Cheers!

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  11. good day everyone.
    the events of the week are kind of depressing though.

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    1. Very saddening, Lee San. So much madness everywhere.

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  12. Happy Pantry feasting, fellow earthlings! Am looking forward to all the goodies!

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  13. Hello all! Happy Sunday! I am reading this morning and then later this evening--off singing in the afternoon!

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  14. Hello! I shared a poem last Sunday for the first time. It's been a pleasure to read so many different poems over this last week. I can tell that writing is a passion for so many and that makes me smile :) I look forward to reading more wonderful things.

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  15. TONIGHT AT 00.00 Hours My daughter will add one more year to her life...I wrote this poem for her and sharing with all your dear friends....will come back to see all your poems tomorrow
    'cause tonight I am busy with celebrations!

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  16. Mary,

    I am visiting The Pantry, after an absence. Holidays and caring for my grandson have kept me quite occupied recently.
    My poem is a comment upon the very sad events of the past week. Flight MH17....

    Eileen

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  17. Hello again everyone. Thank you, Mary for bringing to my attention that I posted a link to my poem in preview mode. Good grief, I can't believe I didn't realize that, haha! So, I have just made the correction. I look forward to reading everyone's wonderful words!

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  18. hey I thought i linked it but its missing? http://pt-itsme.blogspot.in/2014/07/you-reflect-some-part-of-me.html

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