Sunday, August 3, 2014

Poetry Pantry #212

Galveston, Texas (USA) Photos










Greetings, Poets!

Hope you are all having a good summer.  We have had a glorious stretch of weather here.  Can't ask for much better weather, except if you are a swimmer.  A swimmer would find it a bit cool to be in an outdoor pool, but aside from that, it is really great.  This week our State Fair began.  It runs 10 days, and it is really a fun event.  So much to see and do, and of course, to taste.  Smiles. I think I like State Fair better than any of the festivals.  Do you have a summer fair of any kind where you live?

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 photos I took in Galveston, Texas, some years ago.  I really am hoping that some of the rest of you in other states and countries will let me know that you have photos to share with us on a Sunday.  It has been a few weeks since anyone has asked me to share photos.

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."

Again:  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.

27 comments:

  1. Good day, poets. It is nice to see you today. I look forward to some wonderful reading.

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  2. good morning... rubbing the sleep from my eyes and will be out on the trail in a bit to read..

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  3. It's a beautiful, sunny Winter's day in Africa. Greetings to all!

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  4. alright....read the first entries and off to church... will catch up in the afternoon...

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  5. Hello Mary! Do so hope you have a wonderful day.
    Kind regards, Anna :o]

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  6. Here in Stockholm we have unusually hot. This morning it's a little cooler due to an intense thunderstorm at 6 AM.. But it's warming up.

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  7. nice to see you all here once again...have a very happy sunday :)

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  8. Hello everyone!!! Happy Sunday!!!

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  9. Hello to everyone! I just returned from Ireland and will be back later today to read and comment :)

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  10. good morning...got busy reading and forgot to say hi to the group...
    hope you have a wonderful sunday

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  11. Good day to all of you poets. Have a wonderful Sunday!

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  12. What wonderful poems I have read so far! Indeed a poetic banquet.

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  13. Good Sunday to all! Feel the inspiring tension in air at PU today :)xx Fun photos, Mary! Thanks x

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  14. Really enjoyed the photos! Looking forward to reading some good poetry this afternoon. :)

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  15. Beautiful pictures Mary. I didn't imagine Galveson to have such gorgeous buildings. Have a great Sunday.
    (By the way, thanks for fixing (posting correctly) my post the other day. It was a while ago. Can't remember what site or what post but I appreciate it.)

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  16. Huge houses! They have a kind of grandeur. I am late here and will be later completing my Sunday Pantry reading as I have a mini seashore vacation through Wednesday. Being late will not make it less of a feast, United Poets and friends.

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  17. Such beautiful photos.......glorious old homes....wow.......I am getting a late start, kids, but will make my way around..........

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  18. beautiful pictures Mary!! i was a little late sharing at Real tOads hence came back here! !:)

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  19. It's a long time ago that I published here on Poets United. I think it's over two years ago. In those two years I have become an oncology nurse and I have launched a few new weblogs. The post which I have linked is from Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. Have fun reading!

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  20. Great photo's I am sure those homes have a story or two to tell..I will be around a bit later to read all the great poems. Have a lovely Sunday.

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  21. Those are some eye-catching homes in those photos Mary. Thanks for sharing them. Looking forward to making my way through the poems!

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  22. @ Hamishgunn ...how do i get entry to your blog?..

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  23. Nice to be here! It's been a long time since I had anything for the Pantry. Lots of writing to prompts; not so much welling up of unbidden inspiration. I do always enjoy your photos and remarks here anyway, and probably should say so more often.

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  24. Hello everyone! I hope you all have a great day. If I haven't made a visit to you yet, I'll make my way there soon :)

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  25. Mary I love the pictures you have posted of grand old ladies in the south.

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