Sunday, July 5, 2015

Poetry Pantry #259

Independence Day - 2015
USA








Good day, Poets!

Hope each one of you is enjoying a good weekend.   We in the United States just celebrated Independence Day on July 4. We celebrate with parades (one I went to is pictured above) & family picnics (we had one on July 4) and fireworks!   I know that Canadians celebrated Canada Day last week.  Are there any other holidays that you are celebrating where you live?

Do any of you have photos that you would like to share, ones that I could use in the Pantry?  If so, let me know!

Tomorrow Sherry Blue Sky is interviewing another relative newcomer to Poets United.  We do hope you will make a visit and leave a comment.

And for Wednesday, be thinking about Sumana's theme of 'night' for the  Midweek Motif. You can take it i so many different directions.

If you haven't read the poem "The Sea Change" for Rosemary's "I Wish I'd Written This," please look at it.  It is a poem that is so very current with its thee.

With no further delay, hope that you will enjoy the Pantry today.  Leave a short comment when you post; and be sure to visit the links of others.  I will look forward to reading what you share.

31 comments:

  1. Hi Everyone!

    Hope you are all having a great weekend. :-)
    Happy Independence Day celebration to everyone in US. In Philippines, ours is June 12.

    Sharing a poem - well, could be sort of "independence"

    :-)

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    1. Totomai, I m unable to post a comment on your poem.. will keep trying!

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    2. Hi Sanaa - Saw your reply :)

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  2. nice photos Mary...Happy Independence Day to all friends in US and a happy Sunday to you all :)

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  3. Happy Sunday writing day - special enough to celebrate all of it's own!

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  4. I look forward to writing a poem today, later, perhaps on the theme of what I commented on the poem Rosemary linked. Anyway, happy weekend all you beautiful people.

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  5. Thank you for this.. looks like you had a great 4th of July... :-)

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  6. Hello, wonderful photos and nice of you to share!

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    1. Blogoratti, I would like to thank you for your consistent comments on my poems. I am not sure which name you link your work under, so am unsure if I have been visiting your site in return.

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  7. Always a good thing to consider the rights and responsibilities of Independence.

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  8. Happy 4th to all of the USA poets....and Happy Sunday everyone. July is beginning to heat up here. Looking forward to relaxing with some poetry today!

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  9. Good morning. Happy day after the 4th.
    I smell like gun powder and smoke from all the fireworks
    still. Reading a few before hitting the shower.

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  10. Nice to see such a busy pantry! Have a wonderful summer day!

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  11. Hello everyone :D

    Wishing you all a very happy independence day :D hope you like my poem!

    Thank you Mary for sharing these wonderful pictures with us :D

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  12. Good morning, everyone! I'm happy to be back after a blogging break due to moving to a new home. Looking forward to participating again here on a regular basis. Happy Sunday! :)

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  13. Thanks for the sharing of Independence photos. hope all the USA poets here had a nice day

    much love...

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  14. Mary,

    Happy Independence Day to you all in USA. A fabulous time with you Mary, judging by those great photographs.
    Here, it is pouring with rain. No parades in my area for now, although there are many country traditions in Cheshire, which seek to take place, in spite of these rather moody summer weather.
    This week I am linking my belated contribution to the MidWeek Motif, where the subject was, Freedom..
    Happy New Week,
    Eileen

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  15. Could hear the fireworks of the city's Happy Independence day yesterday! Otherwise no celebrations here only 10th anniversary and remembrance of the 7/7 London bombings
    p.s. thank you for this theme and to the poets who have recently welcomed me to this sunday gathering - am touched by the generosity of encouragement

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  16. Good morning. Posting from an Inn I snuck into. ..In Vermont Mountains without Phone service or inter-net. I will get into the pantry when I can... even if it's in the middle of the week. I do look forward to reading every one.
    ZQ

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  17. Posting from the road. Happy July, all!

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  18. The parade looks wonderful, Mary. Cool costumes! This morning, I woke up to a yellow sky, a valley gone silent. Forest fires have reached us. Half of western Canada and the north is burning. It is beyond sad. I wrote of it and posted it in the Pantry. I look forward to making the rounds this morning.

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  19. Enjoyed your pics of the parade. I spent July 4 with friends, then consoling Leroy, my dog, who is terrified of thunder and fire works. We had no fire works, but lots of thunder.
    Thanks for all you do Mary. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

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    1. Oh, my dogs (especially one of them) hate the sound of fireworks too. I am always glad when they are over with.

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  20. Tinker, you have a daunting process to leave a comment on your post. I went thru the verifying hoops, which I normally dont do, and my comment still does not seem to have been published. Argh.

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    1. I can never comment on Tinker's, so I have given up trying.

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    2. i was able to comment last time via twitter but now i cannot

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  21. Hope everyone enjoyed their holiday. I went to see a concert under the stars and some fireworks last night. I'll be around to read.

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  22. Belated Sunday Greetings to everyone here. Enjoyed your pictures, Mary. Thank God I could make it this time...:)
    I'll come tom to read the poems. G 'nite All...

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  23. It's hard to find time to do this at my parent's house, but little by little I will come around to read. Nice pictures, Mary. My parents and I watched the Washington, DC fourth of July on TV.

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