Sunday, February 7, 2016

Poetry Pantry #288

Photos of Quebec, Canada
By Humbird








Good Sunday Morning, Friends!  I am amazed this morning when I think that THIS is Poetry Pantry #288.  Figure 52 Sundays a year.  This means there have been 5 1/2 + years of Pantries.  Some of us have been here from the beginning or near beginning of the Pantry.  In 12 weeks we will be at #300. Quite a landmark!

This week's photos are shared by Humbird.  Thank you, Humbird, for the beautiful scenic views of Quebec.  We will have more of her photos of Quebec next week.  After that.....well, if anyone else has scenic photos that they think might work here in the Sunday Pantry, let me know!

Great turnout this past week for Sumana's prompt Identity at Midweek Motif!  The theme seems to have really resonated with people, and in so many different ways.  This coming week the prompt will be "The Inanimate & the Non Human."  Now THAT should really yield some interesting poems, don't you think?  Thanks, Sumana, for carrying on so consistently while Susan is on 'sabbatical.'  Susan, hope you are doing fine!!

Monday Sherry will be interviewing one of our newer Poets United Poets.  Be sure to stop back and see who it is & give her a few words of encouragement.  We all enjoy that, don't we? Plus Sherry puts such a lot of effort into her interviews & finds out such unique things about each poet she features.  Thanks, Sherry, for your dedication.

If you haven't seen Rosemary's feature of Hart Crane's poem "My Grandmother's Love Letters," please do check back and give it a read!  Rosemary really does such a thorough job with her posts that one doesn't want to miss them.  Often I think what a wonderful book her articles would make if they all were collected in one place.  Thanks, Rosemary, for all you do!

With no further delay, let's share poetry.  Link your one poem below.  Say hello in the comments.  And make your rounds visiting others.  One thing I have really appreciated from the participants here at the Pantry is the spirit of reciprocity that exists here.  Thanks to each of you for that!  Have a good week!

26 comments:

  1. Wonderful pictures.. Good morning every one,

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  2. Hey everyone,

    Hope you're having a wonderful week so far, sharing my poem "So much to See" hope you guys like it. Thank you Mary for hosting yet another beautiful pantry and Humbird for the lovely pictures :D


    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  3. I really loved the shots of Quebec. Years ago, when we lived in Ottawa, we visited Montreal several times (beautiful!) though we never made it to Quebec City ... maybe someday (sigh!)

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  4. Well thank you for opening the 288th pantry door! Always a pleasure to be here on a Sunday - and Quebec looks wonderful - great photos humbird :)

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  5. really appreciate these virtual visits to lands I'll never see - going to delve in to the pantry now

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  6. Good morning...beautiful pictures Humbird. I love Quebec. It has been spring-like here and some birds have returned, but the cold weather is supposed to be back next week. So I am still writing about winter. Can't wait to get around to visiting everyone soon!

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  7. Thanks for your beautiful sharing of Quebec Humbird, A good Sunday to all

    much love...

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  8. Good morning / good day to all! Each day in the Pantry is a Journey. My journey is about to begin. Looking forward to reading your well chosen words!

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  9. Just posted a new poem that I recently finished. It just seemed like many inspirational figures have been lost or reduced in my life recently. Some of them were famous, and some were not.

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  10. thank you Humbird for the beautiful photos esp. of Mother Mary. God bless you and us all. My poem is about my truth vs. my imagination. Please enjoy! thanks, jt

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  11. Beautiful photos Humbird...a very happy Sunday to you all friends :)

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  12. Quebec! My favorite place, especially the old city. Off with the grandchildren the back into the Pantry for tea and written delights.
    ZQ

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    1. Oh, and Mary... and supporting "staff" congratulations on the success of your site.

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  13. Happy Sunday, everyone! I'm up to my neck in my daughter's Africa project, but I'll visit as soon as I can!

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    1. An Africa project sounds right up my alley....do you have African music playing, for inspiration?

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  14. Wow, humbird, your photos of Quebec are just beautiful. I would love to visit such an old part of the country, where so many of the original structures still stand. Thanks for sharing. Mary, I think your idea of a book of Rosemary's articles is right on! Especially my fave, the Moonlight Musings.

    I plucked something at random this morning. I am busy at the moment, making a photo book of my daughter's wedding and it is hard to set it aside........I am looking forward to all the goodies in the Pantry though. Yes, we have seen a lot of Pantries, Mary, you and I and some of the Old Faithful........these years have been very special to me. Poets United actually changed my writing life, by keeping me actively writing where, before, there was little encouragement or incentive to do so. I will be eternally grateful - especially to you, for keeping it going after Robb Lloyd moved on. Bless you.

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  15. Hi Mary. Love the pictures. I was in Canada many years ago. Would love to go back. Maybe visit Sherry.
    Everyone at Poet's United does a great job of stimulating wonderful poetry. As do you Mary. Thank you for all you do, for hosting on Sundays and always being around the blogosphere. Have a good week!

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  16. I loved Quebec. It's very quaint and charming. Thank you.

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  17. Happy Sun-day to all! Glad you like the photos, I did enjoy the trip in 2011! Mary, thanks for sharing!

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  18. Thanks for sharing these photos, Humbird....I like the first one especially as I have a thing for streets like that :-) Will be back later tonight to read all the entries in the pantry. Happy Sunday everyone!

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  19. Thank you all for the nice comments here today! I enjoy reading what you say here almost as much as I do the poetry! (But admittedly the poetry is hard to beat.)

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  20. The Quebec photos are great. I love the armchair (or rather, desk chair) travelling we get here.

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  21. Quebec has an old world charm, I would like to visit there and stroll along those streets. Who knows what wonders I could find? Thanks for sharing!

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  22. What captivating architecture. I very much like these photographs.

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  23. Mary,
    I may have just made it into The Pantry, before the doors close!
    Trying to regain my routine and to participate more frequently.
    Best wishes, to all for a good week ahead.
    Eileen

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