Sunday, February 22, 2015

Poetry Pantry #240

Photos of West Coast of Sweden - by Bjorn Rudberg



Boulders

Breaking Waves

Hidden Paths

Polished Rock

Rock Formations

Sunset



Happy Sunday, Poetic Friends.....

It feels to me like a good day for Poetry to me.  I look forward to reading what people share this week.

Thanks to Bjorn Rudberg for the photos this week!  About them he has written, "  Scandinavia have been covered with ice until about 10 000 years ago, and therefore the rocks have been polished by glaciers. The shores of the Swedish west coast is often barren with gneiss or granite shores. During summer these shore are often a favorite place to go swimming for those of us that do not like sand inside our clothes. The pictures here are taken close to where my summer house is, a fishing village named Gullholmen. When you walk on windward side facing the open sea, you are often alone, and you can be alone with the sea. It’s fascinating sometimes to just and watch the waves crushing at the shore. Sunny days the rock are warm and you can fall asleep listening to the sound of waves. Summer evenings are long, and when the sun sets you are ready to go to bed.  "  Really looks like a beautiful area, Bjorn.  I especially like the 'hidden paths.'

Hope everyone caught Rosemary Nissen-Wade's article on Rosemary Nissen-Wade's feature of Muriel Rukeyser's poem 'Reading Time: 1 Minute 26 Seconds.'  If you haven't read it, there is still time.    Be sure to watch for Sherry Blue Sky's interview tomorrow.  I won't tell you who it is (smiles), but it is a poet who often writes about nature.  You will enjoy the interview!  And then, you will have a wonderful opportunity this week to write to one of Susan Chast's prompts.  This next Wednesday it is, as she announced, "Mother Tongue."  We will be writing about language...plan ahead of you wish, and join the fun.

With no further delay, let's share poetry.  Link your ONE poem below.  Stop in and leave a comment.  And be sure to visit as many poems as possible.  If you are an early poster, come back a few times to catch the later arrivals.  Enjoy.

43 comments:

  1. Good morning friends :-) I long for summer seeing my own pictures.. Here we've had some snow during the night..

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    1. First the snow, then the sun, then the thaw!

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    2. we got about 5 inches of snow and a 1/4 inch of ice...been out chipping away at the sidewalk...ha

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  2. How's everyone? I missed you all for two weeks. Consecutive business trips in Korea and Abu Dhabi consumed all of my energy. Luckily this week I am in Japan :-)

    I like the rock formation Bjorn. Wished I was able to explore Sweden when I was there. Only went to Malmo.

    :-)

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  3. Hell friends, a very Happy Sunday to you all...beautiful photos Björn, specially that of Rock Formations...

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    1. hahaha you gave me a chuckle this morning...

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  4. Good morning from Greece!

    Beautifully invigorating images of Sweden's gorgeous, geological vastness.

    Wishing everyone a wonderful day!

    Poppy

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  5. Good morning everyone! Those are really lovely photos of Sweden! Should go there sometimes.
    Have a nice Sunday!

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  6. Rocks, trees, ocean, sunset ... some of my favourite things. Great pictures, Bjorn!

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  7. What beautiful pictures ~ I love the rocks!

    Greetings from another very cold, snowy day in NY. :) Happy Sunday, poets!

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  8. feliz domingo, mi amigos/amigas...wonderful landscape pics Bjorn

    gracias for sharing

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  9. I love the rock formations ~ Thanks for the pictures Bjorn ~ Happy Sunday everyone ~

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  10. Bjorn I love these pictures of the sea and rocks. And I love the history of these glacial rocks. The thought of sitting on the rocks and watching the waves is heavenly....so glad you shared these.

    Like Loredana, it is still snowy here in central NY....another foot yesterday to make at least 10 ft so far....staying warm inside, and can't wait to visit everyone today and read some poems!

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  11. Good morning, Friends! So much good reading here today. A banquet of words.

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  12. good morning...a little late getting in...and ready to read...
    those rocks are pretty cool bjorn

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  13. Never knew how varied the landscape was. Beautiful. I would love to see it in person. That 'Hidden Path' is like a fairytale.

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  14. Mary,

    I'm pleased to have entered The Poetry Pantry and left my new poem. It has been quite a while since I visited on a Sunday. Simply time constraints with absences from home with travels etc.
    Thank you Mary for keeping a 'Warm Welcome,' awaiting those who visit. Much appreciated:)

    Happy Sunday to All,
    Eileen
    I WILL be visiting poems over the next few days. Thank you friends.

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  15. Greetings everyone! Björn, your photos are gorgeous and remind me why I like your country so much.

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  16. it's good to be back.:)
    will be reading later.

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  17. Good morning! Last Sunday of winter...Love the 'Hidden Paths' ...Thanks for sharing, Bjorn!

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  18. Good morning, all. What a tantalizing looking pantry this morning. Bjorn, your photos are spectacular. I was interested in the color of the rocks and your explanation they were polished by glaciers. On our west coast, the rock is black and volcanic.........many inactive volcanoes along the coast. Loved your description of the waves......I once went to sleep to the sound of the waves and there is nothing like it. I have to work today, so will visit as many as I can before leaving and get back to you when I return home. Have a great day, my friends!

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    1. Ah yes! I love where live, but it hasn't got everything. I had to sacrifice that wonderful sound of the waves every night as I fell asleep.

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  19. Good morning to all~ I like the breaking waves and hidden paths photos especially, Bjorn. Looking forward to reading here in the Pantry over another cup of coffee. :-)

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  20. Wonderful Pictures, Bjorn. Good Morning!
    ZQ

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  21. Dear Poets, there is a glitch on Blogger ~ some comments don't appear in the notification email but only show up on the blog. So make sure to check your blog for comments as they may not be in your inbox. So strange!!

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    1. Loredana, that happens to me a LOT of times. Actually there are some people's comments that NEVER come to me in email, but I always find them on my blog. Strange indeed.

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    2. This only happened to me recently. I thought some people weren't returning comments because I wasn't getting the email notification. But then I saw the comments on my blog. So I hope poets are checking their blogs and finding my comments as I always visit first or return comments. Thanks, Mary!

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    3. For example, Brian Miller's comments NEVER appear in my email notification...I always make it a practice of reading comments in my blog, and often there are people there whose notifications I have not received.

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    4. You know, I used to get Brian's comments in my inbox and now I don't. For a moment, I thought I was finally beating him to commenting first ... haha ... only to find out later his comment was already first on my blog! Smiles :)

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    5. hey, my ears were burning...ha...its a google glitch...and has been happening for like 6 months...i get bouce backs all the time...and i like mary have had to start checking my actual page

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    6. Same thing with me so I always read the comments on my blog ~ The bounce back of comments are so annoying though ~

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    7. same has been happening to me lately :0

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  22. Hello everyone! I hope you are all safe and warm!

    I'll be in and out, probably through tonight, reading others' poetry. Looking forward to it!

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    1. Hi Dani, has been a long time! Welcome.

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  23. Hi all! Looking forward to reading poetry today :) Awesome pictures, Bjorn!

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  24. Bjorn I love the hidden pathways photograph because it reminds me so much of home. I definitely wish to take a trip to Sweden some day. Right now I have my eyes set on a tour of Ireland or Scotland. I want to see all the medieval castles and enjoy the culture over there.

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  25. I love all the pictures.
    I wasn't sure which was the prompt or topic of the poem. I shared my latest one :)

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    1. Sunday is for your personal favorites of your work--or the latest. We do prompts only on Wednesdays, Anita.

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  26. Thaks for the glimpse of this dark and wonderful shore, Bjorn and Mary. I never found ti me time to create a poem for here, but I hope tio read these poems along with this week's Midweek Motif.

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