Sunday, August 16, 2015

Poetry Pantry #265


Poetry Pantry #265


Sheep Shearing at the State Fair



Good Sunday, Poets!

Welcome to another Poetry Pantry.

Hope you are having a good weekend.  There are so many things going on in this area at this time of year.  State Fair continues, and now we also have Irish Fest, which draws people from all over the area because of its wonderful music (and food and beer).  I am sure it is the same in your area!

Tomorrow Sherry has one of her wonderful features.  She features the poems of three poets (who often post here at the Pantry) that you will be familiar with. Please remember to return and check it out.

Did you see Rosemary's Friday featuring of Dave Bonta's "Morning Porch"?  Dave writes 'small stones' every day of the week, and Rosemary has shared some real gems.  Scroll back & take a look!

For Midweek Motif this week I am prompting you  to write poems on the subject of SILENCE.  You can start thinking and even writing now!

Still thinking about Susan & continuing to wish her a good recovery.  Hopefully she will be back in September.

If you have Facebook, do think about following Poets United on Facebook.  That way you are informed of each new feature.

With no further delay, hope that you will enjoy the Pantry today.  We always enjoy it if you leave  a short comment when you post.   Do be sure to visit the links of others as well.  It is sort of like knocking on the doors of others, I think.  When we leave a comment, we let someone know that we enjoy having them among us.  The blogosphere IS quite a neighborhood, isn't it?

Do have a good day & a poetic week!



38 comments:

  1. thanks for the intro to Bonita's tweetry from the Morning Porch and to follow him into erasure poems. Unique, clever and well-crafted.
    My offering today is just a simple childhood memory but glad to have the pantry to look in - thank you

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    1. ??? Not sure what you are referring to in your first two lines..

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  2. Hey everyone,

    Hope you're having a wonderful weekend, its a beautiful morning here.. sharing a cinquain on "Time", hope you all like it. :D

    Thank you Mary for sharing about the State fair with us. Looking forward to the Irish fest :D

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  3. Thanks again Mary for this pantry.

    Interesting State Fair you have there. Summer is wrapping up sooner than expected in Japan and I may go to next weekend's fireworks festival.

    Thank you also for updating us about Susan. Hope she'll recover fast.

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    1. Totomai, it seems there is always something photogenic that you are looking forward to! Looking forward to seeing a few photos of the fireworks festival!

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    2. I am having a hard time commenting on your post Totomai ~ Just wanted to say that I enjoyed the post about the discovering of Gretel ~

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  4. Wonderful to be here.... weekends allows for wonderful poetry reading.. weather here is finally summer, so I might visit some of you a little later than normal.

    A fair would be fun to visit.. but my legs are still a little sore after a 10 K run yesterday night..

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    1. Ah, but a 10 K run must be so very satisfying! Congratulations on that.

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  5. Thank you for opening the pantry doors - on a very country scene! I do apologise if i can't get around to people's posts - bit topsy turvy!

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    1. I understand, Jae! Take care of YOU.

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  6. Many thanks for hosting, Mary. All the best to Susan.

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  7. The Big NY State Fair will be starting soon here for 10 days. Biggest in the country they say. I used to go, but haven't in years. Your picture brought back memories of all the animal buildings and my County Fair as a child in Indiana.

    Having a heat and humidity wave here so August is true to form. Will be around today to get my fix of some wonderful poetry! Wishing Susan a speedy recovery and a great Sunday to all!

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    1. Our fair is ten days long as well...winding up today! Always seems like it is the end of summer when the fair is over. Sigh.

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  8. Another lovely Sunday; Good Sunday to all the poets in the pantry today; happy to be here.

    much love...

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  9. Hope you are having a glorious Sunday as well. And my best wishes are always flowing towards our beloved Susan. ♥

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  10. Dang, lots of linkers already. Happy Sunday
    Will be around

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  11. It has been a long time since I have been to a fair Mary ~ Our summer is quickly wrapping up too ~

    Happy Sunday everyone ~

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  12. Summer is a wonderful time for fairs & festivals. Great weather here in NY. Happy Sunday, poets :)

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  13. Good day, everyone!
    will be back later to visit.

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  14. Good Morning Dear Poets, I hope this day finds you in good spirits. Let's all send Susan positive intentions for a speedy recovery.

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  15. Really nice to see such a great group again this Sunday. Smiles!

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  16. not to be a downer or dark in such a beautiful sunday but this piece i've left you with, Death:, is a catharsis, a dealing with what should be an acceptable continuation of life with a minimum of regret. hopefull a celebration of time given time spent together in this too short of a sojourn called life.
    i wrote this for my wife who but moments ago left with sister and brother-in-law to drive about nine hundred and fifty miles to Omaha to hug their mother who has quit eating and drinking fluids at her total assisted place of residence. they got a call from their brother who's there with her, late last night. it is sad but she's had a good long loving life at ninety four years on this earth. lay a smile upon those you love, those you like, even strangers for that is what you'll take with you and that is what you will leave.

    gracias for your indulgence mi amigos, mi amigas

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    1. I love how your compassionate heart wraps itself even around death, as part of life, my friend. I am sure your wife will be comforted by your poem as she assists her mother in making this transition. It sounds like she had a long and wonderful life. A great blessing.

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  17. Good Morning Mary and Sherry... Sorry for not reading last week, I had an opportunity to go again to Vt. for a writer's sabbatical... where there is no phone or wi-fi. Someone is letting me use their "Hot Spot" on their phone, as we went into town, somewhat expensive so I cannot mis-use it. One of the workshops was "Sonnets" I find them challenging but I'm slipping one in :-) I hope to catch up during the coming week... God willing and the creek don't rise.
    ZQ
    PS I did miss my readings that everyone so creatively submits... you all are in a league of your own. (compliment)

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  18. Susan - we are missing you.
    Several of you have asked about "A song for Liberia" - its at the publishers!!! Thanks again to each of you who gave from your heart.
    I walked in the forest yesterday and was inspired as always...
    Happy Sunday to each of you :)

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    1. This is wonderful news, Leslie. Congratulations for your vision, for this book, and for the hard work and organization it took to bring it to fruition. I hope it sells many copies and helps the orphans of Liberia. You can know you have done a very wonderful thing! Do let us know when it is released and available, wont you?

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  19. Good morning, fellow poets. I am moving slowly today and am happy I have little to do, other than make my way through the Pantry, with great pleasure! Nice turn-out today, yippee! Thank you, Mary, as always, for hosting, and for steering our little ship steadily along.

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  20. I have shared. Thanks for the wonderful prompts.

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  21. Good morning everyone. I am back after two weeks away at music camp. We are sweltering here in the bay area today!

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    1. I was in Miami for those two weeks as well.
      It is sweltering here on the East coast too.

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    2. Autumn is my fav time of year - and fast approaching.

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    3. Yes, yesterday it was 100 in Oakland. Yikes! I think we're supposed to cool off this week though, Audrey. Let's keep our fingers crossed for some cooler weather :)

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  22. I think I have caught up now with all those that usually read.
    Will return comment to anyone else that decides to drop in.

    Have a great rest of your day everyone.

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  23. My goodness, I don't know where my time goes off to, in these end of summer days. Our complex has a really wonderful outdoor swimming pool (it's the nicest thing about the place, ha!) and, of course, the grand kids can't go down there without nana supervising. Come to think of it, that explains a lot about the "disappearing time" thing. LOL! But I will make an effort to visit posts today and tomorrow. Smiles.

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  24. Back to read and comment more in a bit - this morning I posted a quickly rushed off wordle inspired bit of nonsense - don't like it much and yearn for a delete button - if any interest I gave it another go ...http://www.drpkp.com/2015/08/midnight-mourning.html

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    1. http://www.drpkp.com/2015/08/midnight-mourning.html

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  25. I think I barely made it today! It's been a busy weekend and today will be just as busy. I most likely won't be able to make rounds until Tuesday, so please bare with me. I'll try to get to everyone. Hope everyone has a good week!!

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