Sunday, January 3, 2016

Poetry Pantry #284


Ice Sculptures at Milwaukee Zoo - 2015








Happy New Year, Friends!  Hope you all had a happy holiday time or at least a good break.  Hope to see many of you here now that the holiday is over!

The photos were taken by me a few days ago.  We asked the ice carver (in the third photo) how long it took for him to carve something, and he said about an hour.  I find this totally amazing.  Enjoy.

Tomorrow Sherry will be featuring three poems on PEACE.  A very apt topic for the new year, don't you think?  Peace is something we all hope will be achieved.

Susan's Midweek Motif on Wednesday is JOY, if you want to get a head start.  We all hope that you have had a lot of joy in recent weeks and that.

And Rosemary has a very interesting "I Wish I'd Written This" scheduled for later in the week as well.

With no further delay, let's share poetry!  Link your one poem below, and be sure to visit the poems of others who link!  See you on the 'trail.'

31 comments:

  1. Oh... Amazing what you can do with ice, A happy new year friends,

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  2. Happy New Year! I'm looking forward to checking out the posts, tomorrow and Monday. I have some major catching up to do (Smiles!) Your photos are wonderful, Mary. I love ice sculpture. I have several wildlife, ice-like, glass sculptures by Swedish Artist Mats Jonasson that have been given to me as gifts and they are very special to me.

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    1. Wonderful to hear, Wendy. I will have to look up the work of this artist.

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  3. Thank you for opening the pantry door on a new year - beautiful photos and very good to be back! Happy new year to all

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  4. Wow!!! Such beauties!! Thanks Mary for posting them. Happy New Year friends!!

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  5. What a very fitting photo to start the New Year Mary :-)

    Happy New Year Everyone. Hope you'll keep on writing.

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  6. Compliments of the season and a very Happy New Year to all at Poets United. Here's to a creative 2016.

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  7. Happy New Year everyone...we are finally getting some winter weather and temps here so those ice sculptures are perfect!. Here's to a blissful 2016! Looking forward to reading poetry today.

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  8. YEAH!!! our first get together for the year, my hair in curlers, sitting in front my lap top, wishing all of you a HAPPY CREATIVE 2016

    much love...

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  9. Nice to see people here in this pantry again. Looking forward to seeing what the new year has in store for all of us poetically. I will see you on the cold trail this morning, but the poetry will warm us, I think.

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  10. Hey everyone,

    Gosh it feels so good to be back!! Those pictures are absolutely incredible thanks for sharing them with us Mary :D Wishing you all a joyous new year and hope you enjoyed the holidays. Sharing my poem "Perfection" hope you guys like it :D


    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  11. Happy new year all. and I love the pictures here

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  12. Happy New Year, everyone!
    the ice sculptures are amazing, and at a zoo! thanks for sharing, Mary. :)
    will be back to read later.

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  13. Happy New Year and welcome back! I always find those ice sculptures amazing as the artist puts so much work into the details.

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  14. Off to Church, and celebrating my children's birthdays will be back for pantry treats.
    ZQ

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  15. Happy New Year, Mary and everyone. I hope 2016 fills you with all the gifts you've been wishing for... and a few more.

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    1. These photos are lovely, by the way. And the fact that one of them only took an hour is just incredible.

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    2. Yes, I was amazed to hear only an hour as well.....

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  16. Warming myself with poetry after a tour of the ice sculpture. Thanks Mary! Mine may not truly be a poem today, but it is brief and true, I believe.

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  17. Yay! The Pantry is open again! Happy New Year, friends. I know this is going to be the best year ever, and look forward to all the poetry we will enjoy. Yippee! I have so much catching up to do. But the holidays were lovely, including my older daughter's WEDDING New Year's Eve to the sweetest man in the world. I can honestly day that was the best new year's eve ever, and think how cool her anniversary will be every year! I am driving my daughter (in law, but really daughter) to the airport this morning then will be back to make the rounds. I am happy to get back to work. Enough holidaying, eating, talking.....smiles.

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  18. Ah, those sculpture...reminded me to look forward to see myself too..soon. Thank you, Mary for warm reminder. :) Happy New Year to All!

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  19. Wish you all a very happy and prosperous new year, 2016 :)
    Great to be back here :)

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  20. A Happy New Year to poetic friends old and new. :-)

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  21. It is good that the Poetry Pantry is open again. Looking forward to all the goodies inside. I hope all of you had a wonderful time of rest and inspiration and that 2016 will be full of wonder, joy, and good things for all of you. I will be in and out through the day reading and commenting.
    The ice sculptures are just lovely. It always amazes me how such intricate work is done and many times, with a chain saw! Thank you Mary for sharing these with us.

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  22. Love the pictures Mary. Hope your holidays were fun. Glad to be back this New Year.

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  23. Lovely pictures, hope everyone had a wonderful holiday.

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  24. Thanks for sharing these lovely pictures...
    Happy New Year to all of you :)

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  25. Thanks for the beautiful pics! Who knew?

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  26. Thank you, for posting these pictures of the ice sculptures, as they brought back, so fond memories of my university days, as a student, at Carleton University, during the early 1990s. Especially, the Winterlude Festival, which is held late January and early February, every year, weather permitting it. As I celebrate my birthday, then.

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