Sunday, December 21, 2014

Poetry Pantry #232


Holiday Poetry Pantry












Greetings, Poets! Happy Holidays to You!

This will be the last Poetry Pantry here at Poets United this year.  After Monday, December 22, when the link closes, there will not be another Poetry Pantry until January 4.  Between these dates Poets United will be taking  a two-week break.  (Sherry has prepared a Holiday Message you will see tomorrow.) We will resume a full schedule again in the New Year.

We here at PU would like to thank you for your participation during 2014.  Sherry Blue Sky, Susan Chast,  Rosemary Nissen-Wade, and I  have enjoyed our 'work' here throughout, and it is rewarding for us to have so many visitors each week.  Each of you is integral and important.

And I would like to thank Sherry for all of the great interviews she has done this year, Susan for excellent challenging prompts she has provided, and Rosemary for her  features on poets both living and dead.  

Poets United is a wonderful community, and what fun it is to be in touch with people from around the world each week, get to know one another, and have the opportunity to read such fine poetry.

If any of you regular participants have photos of the area in which you live or an area that you have traveled to, I will need more photos in 2015.  Please email me or write a note below or in my blog to tell me what you have.  (I am looking for scenery - city or country or landscape views - primarily.)

Now...enjoy the Pantry.  Link your one poem below.  Stop in and leave us a comment.  Visit other poets.  The Pantry will stay open until 12 noon (Central Time) on Monday.  See you next year.

29 comments:

  1. Hello all.. The rest will be well needed.. Such an intense weekend - thank you all for this weekend joy.

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  2. Happy holidays everyone! Cheers!

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  3. Good morning all off to work will drop by during the day, have a great day.

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  4. Good morning! Nice to see visitors here in the Pantry! I will do the majority of my commenting tonight, as I have a full day here. Look forward to seeing what others have shared. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays once more to all!

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  5. Wishing all a wonderful holiday season....and a most Joyous New Year.

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  6. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year ~ All the best ~

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  7. Greetings, poets, wherever you may be! Wishing you all a great holiday season whether you celebrate Hannukah or Christmas or not.

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  8. Hey, Mary, if you have time--Imeant for the second poem, not the first, to be my solstice poem. Sorry! Erase it? And happy holidays to all!

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  9. gracias to you Mary, Susan, Sherry and Rosemary for posting our works.
    i wish to thank everyone for all the gifts of creativity that have been shared throughout the year. your creative words are food for my mind, my heart and my soul (together these three are me in a nutshell and 'nutshell i mean literally :-) ).

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    1. Many thanks, kiddo, and as Mary says, our thanks to you, for being faithful and hanging in with us.

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  10. Happy Holidays everyone!! I just wanted to say that I've really enjoyed being a part of this wonderful and talented community! Everyone has been so welcoming. I look forward to more Pantrys and Prompts in the new year!! Take care and I hope you all enjoy your break and holidays :)

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    1. I am glad you are a part of this community, Torie! Happy Holidays to you.

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    2. We're happy to have you, Torie. Have a wonderful holiday.

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  11. Wishing everyone a happy holiday may it be filled with light and love and may the world someday know peace.

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  12. Thank you for kind support, many blessings in New Year to ALL ! x

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  13. What lovely messages to find in here this morning. Thank you, Mary, for a lovely close-out of the year, and for all that you do to keep our boat chugging serenely along. Thank you, too, to all our members, who make this community such a warm and supportive one. I am looking forward to reading many more wonderful poems from all of you in the new year. Happy Holidays!

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  14. Hi all, I'm back after a lengthy break from poetry.. I am trying to ease back into it and get rid of the blockage! Enjoy your time away from work, all! I know I will :D

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    1. Hope you will also visit those who visit you!

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  15. I'm on a blogging break but just wanted to wish everyone at Poets United a very Happy Holiday Season :)

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    1. Thanks, Loredana! And a Happy Holiday season to you too.

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  16. Mary,

    I had wanted to participate so much at The Pantry, more often this year. Circumstances of timing, travels and caring for my grandson, impacted. However, I am personally grateful to you for keeping this Blog and the opportunities it affords, to be revisited when possible. I adore Christmas and am particularly thankful this year, for the gift of good news about a close family member, and a health worry. I felt it was necessary to write!!
    Best wishes to you Mary, and to all the poets with whom I have interacted during the years. Best wishes to you all and Happy New Year ahead.
    Eileen

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    1. And best wishes to you too, Eileen! And thank you for being such a faithful participant and fine poet here at PU for the lots of years. Smiles.

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  17. I finished reading the poems this morning--Tuesday--in time to thank everyone again and wish you joy in the gatherings and endings and beginnings to come.

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  18. Hey I missed submitting my link :(
    but sharing in the comment
    Gala Time
    http://auraofthoughts.blogspot.in/2014/12/gala-time.html

    Hope u all like it :)

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