Sunday, April 19, 2015

Poetry Pantry #248


Poetry Pantry #248









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.  I am one who is not.  Smiles.  Too much stress to expect that of myself. 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 photos taken on a walk this week. Spring is finally arriving in this area.

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!

53 comments:

  1. Hello - so much poetry this month.. A lot to read. I'm not writing a poem per day in April.., but many other months. I'm currently exploring sonnets deeper so this is what I offer here today.

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    1. Nice to see you, Bjorn! I do enjoy reading your sonnets. Smiles.

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  2. Hello friends, a very Happy Sunday to you all :)

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    1. Good morning (here) to YOU, Sumana.

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  3. ah beautiful pics... i have a whole cherry tree field just behind the house and it takes my breath away each year when they start blossoming...
    happy sunday everyone - and thanks for tagging me in mary

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    1. Must be beautiful, Claudia. Nothing too much beautifully blossoming just yet...the trees on my walk were the beginning, and after the long winter they did take my breath away.

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  4. Hello to everyone! Lovely photos of spring, it's so strange but we had snow yesterday and it's still cold outside.

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    1. It is strange this time of year, isn't it? But we too some years in the past have experienced snow in April.

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  5. Hi! I'm sharing something I wrote 2 days ago for NaPoWriMo. Hope everyone's having a great weekend.

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  6. What beautiful pictures to gaze upon today...a sunny Sunday and warm. Looking forward to reading poetry at some point today, but the garden is beckoning on this fine day. Have a lovely day.

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    1. Oh, definitely enjoy that garden first, Donna!

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  7. Hello Everyone,

    Mary, how lovely to see spring sprouting in your neck of the woods! I'm certain you are enjoying all the sweet signs, each one, either subtle or strong, as it arrives on the scene. Thanks for the beautiful pics!

    Happy Sunday, and a wonderful week ahead,

    Poppy

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    1. And, nice to see you,Poppy. Yes, I am ecstatic that spring is finally here....

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  8. Love the photos, Mary...good to see the affects of spring...feels warm and wonderful,

    Elizabeth

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    1. Yes, we have waited a long time, haven't we?

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  9. Sunday Greetings, Mary. I'm one of the stressed ones... all right, that's a bit of a lie. I am doing a poem a month, and it's a tad overwhelming but it hasn't stressed me out yet. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for it to stay that way until the 30th of April. And yes, I'm looking forward to my regular schedule. I'm certainly enjoying the poetry rush, but I do miss being able to enjoy one piece for a couple of days. ♥

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    1. Hang in there, Magaly. Smiles. Sounds like you are accomplishing what you set out to.

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  10. You may be aware of the xenophobic attacks which occurred in South Africa this week. Given the terror and bloodshed the world over, it may come as just another sign of the times in which we live, where conflict rages with little attempt at reconciliation. However, it would be remiss of me not to address the issue and share my thoughts. Thank you for allowing me this opportunity.

    Kerry

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    1. My heart sinks....division and hatred go on and on.........I look forward to your poem, Kerry.

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  11. Good morning and may sprong creep into the pantry with it's scent and its presence within our hearts and in our words.
    ZQ

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    1. Oops! not "sprong" but SPRING ! Has anybody seen where I put my glasses...

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    2. I will second your comment, ZQ!

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  12. Mary,

    I'm glad to have made my visit to The Pantry, as little earlier this week. Thank you for sharing your lovely photos of spring hopes in Wisconsin. Here in Cheshire, UK, we had hopes, but dashed by a cold weather arrival over the weekend.However, spring is in evidence!
    Happy New Week,
    Eileen

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    1. Ah, this time of year is so unpredictable, isn't it?

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  13. Hello! Thanks, Mary for nice photos...you know places for walk....we're moving in backorder...the snow ..next ~ Still my hopes for sunny weather while moving slowly thru the wintry precipitations...

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    1. Time to banish the snow!! Hope it moves through your area soon.

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  14. Spring is a fine inspiration - my fingers have been busy planting and taking pictures.
    Hope you are all enjoying a sunshine filled day!

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    1. Wonderful spring activities, Leslie. Enjoy your day too.

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  15. Good morning, friends. I am looking forward to a prowl through the Pantry. Going to make a LARGE cup of tea and jump in! I hope you are all having a wonderful Sunday and that you get to cackle at least three times. Smiles.

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    1. Enjoy your tea, Sherry. And cackle 100 times to spread the joy. Smiles.

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  16. Hello everyone, hope you are all doing fine. I am a bit busy with work but I am still doing fine. Will be reading all the poems posted later. Reading the poems here is becoming my Monday routine inside the train.

    Have a great week ahead everyone and enjoy spring :-)

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    1. Always good to see you, Totomai, despite your busy work schedule.

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    2. Its nice to see you after a long time Totomai.. :D
      Hope you are well :)
      xoxo

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  17. Greetings again, Friends. Those I do not comment on early today I will be commenting on a bit later. It is a glorious day here so far...hope it is also where you are!

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  18. Wishing all of you a warm and happy spring Sunday! I greeted the Pantry earlier but apparently blogger did not register my comment.

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    1. Blogger so often has a mind of its own! Happy Sunday to you too, Gabriella.

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  19. Wishing everyone was joyful sunday :D
    Hope you like my poem :)

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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    1. Wishing you a joyful day too, Sanaa!

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  20. Love the close-up shot of the flower. Gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks, C.C. I just have fun with my iPhone! Smiles.

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  21. PS: Thank you Mary for sharing such beautiful pictures.. They are breath-taking :D
    Lots of love to you :)
    - Sanaa

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    1. Sanaa, if you ever have photos of your area that you would like to share, email me at dixibear@aol.com.

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  22. Such beautiful pictures Mary. Thank you...for everything.

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    1. And thank YOU for your wonderful poem!

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  23. Lovely Spring photos, Mary! I'm having fun with the April prompts at 'toads' this year, and offer you the most recent — which is about to become the second-last.

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    1. Nice to see you, Rosemary. You do seem to be doing a lot of writing in April. I commend you for that.

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  24. sorry i'm so late. and unfortunately, i'm going to have to wait until Monday to visit others, but i am looking forward to it!

    hope everyone has a good week!

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  25. Hi everyone. Just started a blog for my poetry, very excited to share with you all and read yours!

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