Sunday, October 19, 2014

Poetry Pantry #223

Loredana Donovan's Photos of Paestum ruins in Salerno, Italy










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  Loredana Donovan's photos of Paestum ruins in Salerno, Italy.    According to Wikipedia, the ruins of Paestum are notable for their three ancient Greek temples which are in a good state of preservation. The oldest of these temples, the First Temple of Hera (pictured third from top) was built in 550 B.C.  Check Wikipedia for detailed information.  Looks like a most fascinating place. 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.

32 comments:

  1. This is wonderful.. I love the pictures.. And yes every time I visit I'm reminded of all the pictures I have.

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  2. Looking forward to a lot of good reading today..happy Sunday.

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  3. Hello friends, a happy Sunday to you all......beautiful photos Loredana :)

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  4. Thank you for featuring my photos, Mary, and including a bit of history. Yes, it was a fascinating place to visit, kind of surreal. Smiles. Happy Sunday, poets :)

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  5. Italy is so beautiful and to see these incredible ruins show such glorious history and beauty of long ago...lovely pictures Loredana...looking forward to reading lots of great words and prose today!

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  6. Missed last week... getting old and sometimes unpredictable. Going on a "Cancer walk" I will check in after. Have a wonderful time in the Pantry.
    ZQ

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  7. Hello everyone! I too like R.K. Garon missed last week due to being occupied with finals for my online class. But anyway, my piece is about the murders of innocent Christian children in the MIddle East. My heart cries so much for them. :*(

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  8. Thanks for sharing your photos Loredana ~ Wishing you all Happy Sunday ~

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  9. Greetings to all of you! Loredana, your photos are beautiful. Thank you for sharing them. Wishing you all a happy Sunday!

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  10. What beautiful photos, Loredana. Thanks so much. The quality of the light looks so beautiful in Italy, any time I watch a movie or see photos like yours that have Italy as a setting. I am off to Tofino later this morning, kids, and will try to make my way around before I go. If I miss anyone it will be Tuesday before I can begin catching up. Have a great Sunday everyone.

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    1. Have a nice & enjoyable trip Sherry!!..

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    2. Off to Tofino? we expect photos Sherry!

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  11. I realize I look forward to the Pantry Photo-Travel as well as the Pantry Poetry each Sunday. Thanks Loredana. Thnak you for posting my poem, Mary. What a fine gathering today!

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  12. Very beautiful pics, Mary!! Wishing everyone a Happy Sunday!!

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  13. good day, everyone!
    will be back later to read. :)

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  14. What a sweet surprise...someone already linked my poem in...thank you!

    Wonderful photos Loredana...wow, I'm soaking them up. I would most definitely like to visit Salerno. Thank you for bringing it to us! I always enjoy your photography immensely.

    One note: my blog name is Poet Laundry (not Poetry Laundry) not sure if anyone else has that for a blog name but I didn't want anyone to think I was stealing their name with my poem attached.

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  15. Such a magical place to visit!

    Wishing all poets a happy Sunday.

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  16. i always wanted to visit italy. beautiful!

    i didn't get to make as many pit stops as i wanted last week, so this week i'm going to try to visit everyone. :)

    happy reading and writing on this lovely sunday, friends.

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  17. Loredana's photographs are stunning! I envy her that trip to such an amazing country. Hope everyone is having a lovely Sunday.

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  18. Long time since I last visited pantry. Hope you guys are doing great. Take care. Would catch up with your poems soon. Smiles.

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  19. Remarkable photos! I love how the light's playing above the ruins... Happy to visit and get inspired by your poems....today and tomorrow....Happy Sunday to all! :)x

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  20. Thanks to all of you for your comments here in the comment boxes! I really do appreciate those of you who take the time to greet your fellow poets. I am really enjoying everyone's writings today.

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  21. I haven't been writing , and came back to visit. And what do I get as a treat? Loredana's beautiful images of an enchanted land full of legends!

    Love you Poets United.

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  22. Happy Sunday, everyone!! I'll be making my rounds later on tonight and tomorrow. I have a very full day today! Take care and I'll visit you soon :)

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  23. classic antiquity - forever the grandeur remains-beautiful photographs Thank you Mary

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  24. Looking forward to some good reading this evening.

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  25. Thank you all for your lovely comments on my photos! :)

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  26. Glad to be back, thank you all for the visit :)

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  27. Love the photos, missed the prompt this week.

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