Sunday, December 20, 2015

Poetry Pantry #283

Macy's Christmas Tree - Chicago - 2015

Lights - Michigan Avenue - Chicago - 2015

A Friend's Christmas Mantle

Friend's Holiday Nutcrackers Stand Ready

A Friend's Christmas Tree

Greetings, Friends!  For many of us this is a busy time of year, but it also is a good time of year to reflect upon the past and be grateful.  The staff of Poets United - Sherry, Susan, Rosemary, Sumana, and I - would like to wish each of you who celebrate a Happy Holiday.  Also, we'd like to thank you for sharing yourselves and your poetry with us so generously week after week.

After today's pantry we will take approximately a two-week break.  I think we all may need time to rest up and recuperate and renew.  (I know I do...smiles.) We will resume our regular schedule again beginning January 3, 2016 with the first Poetry Pantry of the new year.

But now let's share some poetry.  Link your poem below.  Stop in and say hello.  And visit the poems of others who share their work.  Mr. Linky will stay 'live' until 1 p.m. tomorrow Eastern Time.  I will see you with a new Pantry in the new year.


27 comments:

  1. Wonderful Christmas lights.. To take a break is very much needed,

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  2. Thank you very much too for all the hard work and opening the pantry doors without fail and with much generosity - merry merry to all

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  3. If wasn't, i surely would have today seeing all these gorgeous photos. Christmas is within arms reach for sure

    A lovely Sunday to all

    much love

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  4. Warm greetings, whatever you are celebrating this season...have a great new year as well...see you next year!!!

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  5. Greetings All,

    Great festive images on the site today and Seasonal Best Wishes too from Scottie… Back here, with my new collection finally at the printers, its been kinda difficult deciding what (in a hurry…) to chose from my recent work to post before Christmas! Finally settling on the poem: ‘treasured energies’ see: - http://www.scotthastie.com/?p= So hope it does the trick for you all... Looking forward to catching up with everyone’s stuff later today…

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    1. Congrats on another book, Scottie. I admire how steadfastly you work towards producing all of your books. I need some of that determination myself!It is always nice to see you in the Pantry, kiddo.

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  6. And yes, here's a big festive toast to Mary, Sherry, Susan, Rosemary and Sumana for all they do in helping making Poets United such an encouraging and insuring place to visit during the year... Cheers!

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  7. feeling festive now (though my poem is not)and wishing everyone a good Christmas with many thanks for all your kind comments and support - not least Sherry, Susan, Rosemary, Sumana, and Mary for the efforts that make Poets United a real community

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  8. Doh! should be inspiring not insuring - more haste, less speed La! La! And No! Haven't really been drinking YET!

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  9. What a joy to see all those decorations...makes it so festive even though we have no snow. Wishing everyone a Happy, Peaceful and Joyous holiday season whether you celebrate or not. And thank you to all here at Poetry Pantry for making this such a special place....Mary, Sherry, Rosemary, Susan and Sumana your generosity and hard work is most appreciated!

    Merry Christmas and Happy Solstice!!

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  10. Hey everyone,

    Wishing you happy holidays and a bright new year ahead :D I m going to miss you guys during this time. Sharing my poem "Travelling back in time." Hope you all like it :D


    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  11. Good Morning. I'm back in civilization with wifi and all it's amenities. Missed everyone. Off to church and visit family. will be back to read the treats left in the pantry.
    ZQ

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    1. Yay! We missed you, too, kiddo. I dont know how you managed without the internet, I go bonkers after two days away! Hope you got the writing done that you hoped to work on.

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  12. Hope you all have a grand time during this festive season...praying for a light filled Happy New Year for you all :)

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  13. Good Morning from my corner of the map. I enjoyed the festive photos. A winter break is necessary for renewal of the heart and soul. Wishing you all peace as we end 2015 and move into 2016.

    A special thank you to the staff at Poets United who make this community possible.

    Peace, light and love always!

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  14. Merry Christmas from the frozen North. Upper Michigan, to be specific. Getting my mind off my frozen fingers by sharing my poem and reading yours.


    https://myantimatterlife.wordpress.com/2015/12/20/how-to-find-keywords-in-poems/

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  15. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone :)

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  16. Hey, I feel like the White Rabbit running late today! But I'm going to slow down, eat, go to Meeting--which is for me from 1:30 to 2:30 Eastern--and then return toward evening to indulge and relax in your poetry. Thank you to everyone for your greetings, your experience and your poetry!

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  17. Mary, what glorious photos to get us in the festive mood. Must have been wonderful to see them in person. Another year of poetry drawing to a close, another brand new shiny one waiting up ahead. Yippee. I am not sure I can handle a break, so I plan on working on January's features, LOL. Just so I dont get rusty.

    A big thank you to my fellow team members who make working together on this site a true joy. And to Mary, for captaining our little ship so well. And to each of you who come week after week so faithfully to share your work. Poets United would not exist without your support.

    Looking forward to a brand new year and lots of wonderful poetry. Yay!

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  18. Hi Friends...I am running a bit slow commenting today. Will be visiting later this afternoon when 'life' here slows down a little bit. Thanks for all of YOUR greetings as well.. And thank you for those of you who are here this busy weekend! Smiles.

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  19. Thank YOU Mary for taking time to host and comment on this busy weekend. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas. Enjoy your break and take time to think of more wonderful poems to write.

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  20. Many strong poems today! Bless you all.

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  21. Hello! Just noticed there are no my comment...was typing from other computer. Some difficulty with connection too....Happy New Year to All!
    Big thanks for support and inspiration!

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  22. Wonderful pictures! Thank you!

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