Sunday, April 12, 2015

Poetry Pantry #247


Poetry Pantry #247


School Children on the Steps of the Wisconsin State Capitol
(my grandson is among them!)
Floor of Wisconsin State Capitol

Inside the Milwaukee Art Center

Part of the ceiling of the Milwaukee Art Center

Photos of Burlesque Posters at an exhibit at
Charles Allis Art Museum


Greetings, Poets!

I don't know about you, but I am looking forward to a feast of poetry today.  I know many poets are involved in NaPoWriMo.  If you are, perhaps you will share one of these poems with the Pantry.  If you are not, we will definitely enjoy any other poem (old or new) that you wish to share with us.

I think by now most of you know what Poets United has to offer.  Besides the Pantry on Sunday and Monday, we also have Susan Chast's Midweek Motif on Wednesday of each week.  It is pretty cool how she always gives us a hint the week before of the following week's prompt.  Sherry Blue Sky and Rosemary Nissen-Wade also have their Monday and Friday features.  Just keep checking back, and you are bound to discover something interesting here.

If you would like photos from your area (or from a vacation you have taken) to be featured in the pantry, do let me know.  I included a few of my own recent photos...really not taken for the Pantry, but hopefully interesting in their own way.

So, please link one poem below.  Also stop in and say hello to us in the comments.  And, please visit other poets who link, as we all enjoy comments.  Have a nice Sunday / Monday!

41 comments:

  1. Hello Everyone,

    Hope you all had a great weekend! :D
    This poem is for anyone who has ever been in love.
    xoxo

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    1. Thanks, Sanaa...I would guess most have been in love at one time or another. Smiles.

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  2. A good morning to everyone once again! I think spring has arrived in earnest today. Hope to spend some time outdoors, as well as reading poetry. Smiles.

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  3. Good Morning,

    Happy Sunday to all...

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  4. The sun is out & I will be taking my walks again ~ Thanks for the pictures and feast today Mary ~ Happy Sunday to all ~

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    1. Enjoy your walks, Grace. (Me too.)

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  5. Back in a few to read and comment - as all know so much poetry going on ! :)

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    1. Yes, so much poetry going on for sure; and thanks for coming back and commenting. I always enjoy your participation.

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  6. Good morning...we actually are experiencing spring today...no snow, no cold and lots of sunshine and birdsong....can't wait to get around and visit everyone in between a bit of gardening and writing!!

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    1. Gardening is a great pastime this time of year...

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  7. Good morning, Mary and everyone. I, too, am excited about today's word bounty, especially from those participating in any kind of 30 days of poems in April. I'm doing it, and at barely day 12, I'm starting to feel the strain. I'm enjoying it a lot, but wow... it's draining. I wonder if I'm the only... okay, I'm hoping I'm not the only one. Ha!

    Happiest Sunday to all! ♥

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    1. Hi Magaly, I have done it in the past....but really I found it was too much pressure. I commend you for taking part.

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  8. Good morning everyone. And a special hello to Wisconsin :-)
    ZQ

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    1. Thanks, ZQ. You should visit. Smiles.

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  9. This is real Spring...sunny...but later ...rain. Happy Sun-Day to all!

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  10. Hello everyone! It's good to be back!!! Please check out my poem to find out that I have just released a book of poems and asking you all to please consider supporting it. Thank you so much and have a great and awesome Spring 2015!!!

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  11. Hello everyone.. lots of wind and lots of things to do... joining late, but will get around reading a bit more.

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    1. Always glad to see your poetry here, Bjorn.

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  12. good to be back!
    ah, it's Monday already over here, will be back to read again later. :)

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  13. Good morning, fellow poets! Mary, wonderful glimpses of your area. I especially love the stunning Art Center with its location on the water. That lake is so huge it looks like ocean. Ready to dive in the Pantry.

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    1. Thanks for all, Sherry. Ha, yes we have a decent sized lake here. Smiles.

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  14. The architecture of the art center is a work of art itself. Thanks Mary and thanks for being so reliable in hosting this every Sunday. Please know you are appreciated!

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    1. I appreciate your comment, Myrna. And YOU are appreciated too.

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  15. Lee San, I am having difficulty posting a comment on your site, I dont know if others are as well. I type a few letters, then everything goes blank and the cursor goes away. I will try again later. Your poem is very powerful. I can feel the angst of youth, the wish to change the world, having a leader die.........so well done.

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    1. Hmmm, I don't have trouble commenting on his poem. Who can figure!

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  16. Hi everyone! Love the pictures, Mary. Very cool :) I'm sharing something from a while ago. Hopefully I'll have something new for next week. I'll be making my rounds, but I'm going to be mostly out today enjoying the sun. So if I don't get to you today, I'll see you tomorrow! Happy Sunday :)

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    1. DO enjoy the sun, Torie. No apologies needed.

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  17. The pictures are great.

    Thanks for having a place where we can share.

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  18. Hi everyone--looking forward to reading and a nap before rehearsal tonight--Happy Sunday

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    1. Hope the rehearsal goes well, Audrey.

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  19. The Milwaukee Art Center looks like it has stunning architecture! Thanks for posting these photos. Would love to go see it in person :-) Happy Sunday everyone.

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  20. Mary,

    Thank you for posting your lovely photographs of Wisconsin. Most interesting and nice to connect visually with the area where you live.
    Spring arrived here last weekend, though has taken a break, as our weather has been very miserable over this weekend. I believe it is due to improve as the week progresses. My poem is full of spring hopes!!

    Happy New Week,
    Eileen

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    1. Ha, Eileen...spring definitely is off and on here. At the moment it is on...so I have to celebrate while I can.

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  21. So nice to hear from everyone here in comments. Thank you for those who have spoken here..and will yet....your voices are important. Good to see such a fine turnout here...hope it is a highlight of your week!

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  22. Seems like I forgot to say hello to everyone last Sunday. have a nice week ahead :)

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