Sunday, October 12, 2014

Poetry Pantry #222





Greetings, Poets!

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 taken of the Mississippi River in Iowa.  If anyone else has photos from their area or interesting photos from somewhere you have visited, I'd like to feature them!  Let me know.

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.

34 comments:

  1. Greetings to everyone! Have a wonderful Sunday, I will be back to read and comment later on...

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  2. good morning and happy sunday everyone... we're having guests and a busy day ahead but will catch up in the evening once it's getting a bit more quiet...

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  3. Nice picture ~ I love bridges. Happy Sunday, poets :)

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  4. Good morning, friends! Nice day to have a poetry party. Looking forward to finding lots of 'treats' in the pantry today.

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  5. Hello everyone. So glad to be joining you this morning.
    Steve K.

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  6. What a beautiful Day!!! I see I have some wonderful reading this morning. Thank you, Mary, for posting my poem.

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  7. good morning...jumping in a little late today....had a rather weird weekend...
    ended up at a high school reunion...

    ready to clear my mind on some poetry.

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    1. I cant wait to read THAT poem, lol.

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    2. ha. not my best. really weird, as i never intended to go to one...
      not a time of life i want to return to...and part of the reason
      i teach high school now...maybe make it a bit better
      for others you know...

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  8. Hope you're enjoying your Sunday Mary. Have a good week.

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  9. Yay, shelves chock full of goodies this morning. I have to babysit all morning, so will get back to anyone I miss this afternoon when I get home.

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  10. Heather--I don't know how to log in to your site--so here's my comment. Your poem, as bleak as the dessert, is full of the hope of life and regret of loss the Mother feels. Hauntingly beautiful.

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  11. Happy Sunday everyone ~ Here in Canada, its our long weekend as Monday is our Thanksgiving ~

    Grace

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    1. Happy Thanksgiving! Three days here in the USA, too, for Columbus Day--which many of us wish to change to Indigenous People's Day.

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    2. Our holidays seem to be synchronizing, smiles ~ Thank goodness my chef son is helping me prepare our thanksgiving lunch, ha ~

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  12. Hi, Linking up late... had a wonderful weekend at a spa, including sea-food orgies... have a lot of catch-up to do.

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    1. I am envious of the spa and seafood buffet ~ Tomorrow is our thanksgiving so I am gearing up my appetite for roasted fat chicken & pumpkin with pears soup ~

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    2. pumpkin and pear soup...interesting...i would like to try that...

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  13. Good morning everyone! I am posting from my little blog--sometimes just random thoughts

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  14. Posting after a month long break... id written this yesterday! hopefully its tasteful... have a lovely week everyone!!

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  15. Hello from Portland, Oregon to a new crowd. I don't write as much poetry as humor garden pieces.....but this is something close to my heart. Hope you will check in. thank you. I am very moved by the poetry I am reading this morning. So much talent. I have added a link: www.life-change-compost.com Best, Susie

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  16. Hope everyone is having a lovely day. It's our Thanksgiving here and family is on the way, so I'll be back later this evening to catch up on everyone's amazing writing!

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  17. Good afternoon everyone :) I've missed the last couple of weeks, but it's good to be back. I look forward to reading today! I hope everyone enjoys their Sunday :)

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  18. happy afternoon, friends.

    i'm having my coffee and writing poetry....and looking forward to some great reading today!

    hope you enjoy mine. i can't seem to stop writing about my favorite season. :)

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  19. Heather, even though I am logged in, your blog wont let me post a comment, it wont accept my information. I very much love your poem - the language really resonates with me: coyotes, ravens, shamans - very beautiful.

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  20. Mary, Susan and Sherry Blue Sky, I apologize, I am just getting the blog up and running again and I am trying to remember the details and settings lol. I changed some things, so I hope it works now. Thank you so much for your kind comments also. ☺

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  21. I'm late to this post. Looking forward to reading posts from some folks who are new to me as well new stuff from those I'm a little more familiar with (Mary, Brian, Claudia, Sumana, Björn).

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    1. I realized that I never included a mention and link to PP #222, probably because I linked to an existing post. I will make sure to spread the word next time. :)

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  22. thought this would be appropriate for a monday

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  23. Jumping in later...Sunday b'd ....Sure, wonderful day ..as always in October. Enjoy the season of change! xx

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