Sunday, February 28, 2016

Poetry Pantry #291

The Adirondack Mountains (2)
by Steve King



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"Like most of the Adirondack’s backcountry rivers, the Oswagatchie is an artery 
of twists and turns, and deceptively strong currents."

"Gentility still has a thumbprint on New York’ north country.  This bench at the boat launch would be a nice place to waste some time, but not on this rainy and overcast morning at Nick’s Lake."

"The Moose River, near Old Forge, looks placid and inviting from this put-in, but once you’re on it, you must give the river your full attention."


"I could have sworn there was a tree here…Remnants of a very old evergreen on the Bog River near Low’s Lake."

Greetings, Friends!  This Sunday we are featuring a second set of pictures of the Adirondacks.  Beautiful photos, Steve!  Thank you.  Stay tuned here in the Pantry, as Sherry will be featuring Steve in a few weeks. (And as time goes on you will also see some more photos by him.  Smiles.)

Be sure that you don't miss Rosemary's "I Wish I'd Written This."  She features 'Do Not Shake the Bridge' by Anne Elvey - a Melbourne, Australia, poet.  I love it when Rosemary features people that she is so familiar with like this.

This week Sherry is featuring an interview with a woman who generally shares with us on Sunday - one who is usually one of the later posters rather than one of the earlier ones.  You will have to return tomorrow and be surprised.

For Midweek Motif this week Sumana wants us to begin a poem with the lines "A flower was offered to me...."  She explains it more in her prompt, but if you are writing ahead of time that is an important detail to remember.

So do you have spring fever yet? (Those of you in the Northern Hemisphere!) Admittedly I have a bit of it, making it harder to sit down and write poetry, I think. Sigh. Thus, Susan, I apologize for not being able to write to your excellent prompt at Midweek Motif this past Wednesday. However, admittedly the weather  right now here is changeable.  Some days I feel the spring in the air & some days the chill of winter.

I will be glad to see what each of you shares today!  I will see you on the trail as I visit others...  It is nice to be a part of such a wonderful community of poets.  Have a good day & a good week ahead.

36 comments:

  1. Good morning, I love the sight of canoes and water again. Here it's time to go skating again...

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    1. Thanks, Bjorn. I fear my 12' solo canoe would be much out of place in your waters, but for where I go, it suits beautifully.
      Steve K.

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  2. The sight of rivers fills me with nostalgia. I can hardly wait for spring... and summer...

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  3. Glad to have almost sorted the ongoing computer problems, and to have found an oldish poem to share with you all today.

    Yes, great photos Steve, and interesting captions too.

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    1. Thanks, Rosemary. I appreciate the kind words!
      Steve K.

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  4. Wow ... More gorgeous photographs, Steve! Happy Sunday, everyone!

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    1. Thanks. And happy Sunday to you!
      Steve K.

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  5. Good morning everyone,

    Hope you guys are having a wonderful weekend :D sharing my poem "Take me to the Ocean." Thank you Mary for opening the doors to yet another gorgeous pantry and Steve for the lovely pictures :D


    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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    1. Thanks for the generous words, Sanaa...I tried leaving a comment on your verse, but it didn't work for some reason. A lovely reflection nonetheless.
      Steve K.

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  6. Amazing pictures... Thanks for sharing. Have a great week ahead!!

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  7. Such beautiful scenery. Thanks for the opportunity to share.

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  8. not so much spring as sea fever this week
    p.s. fabulous photos from that rare riparian scene - thanks for sharing and anticipate the interview with Steve

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    1. Thanks for the generous comment on the photos. One never lacks for rare scenes in the Adirondack Mountains.
      Steve K.

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  9. Very nice and colorful pictures, a place where the camera would never be idle.

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    1. No question about that. I wish I could spend even more time there.
      Steve K.

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  10. Good Morning. Wonderful Pictures to see first thing this morning. On the road today but will catch up asap.
    ZQ

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  11. interesting - feel like I know these places...

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  12. Wow....wonderful to see so many active poets this early in the day!! I will be around on and off throughout the day. It is a beautiful day here, so I want to spend some of it outside. Smiles.

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    1. Yes, beautiful here, too. In the 50s, which is unheard of in upstate New York this time of year. A productive day spent outdoors.

      Thanks again Mary for hanging my pictures in the Pantry today.

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  13. Beautiful water photos and i luv the clouds of Photo 3
    Have a nice Sunday everyone

    much love...

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  14. It seems the blue sky prevails in today photos...nice peaceful sunday to all.

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  15. good day, people! will be back to read later.

    Steve, thanks for sharing the photos, the notes after the photos are most helpful. :)

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  16. Happy Sunday, everyone! Thanks for sharing the pics....the water body in the pics make the pics so peaceful and optimistic.
    Sharing a couple of haiku again.

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  17. Great pictures. Steve could write for a travel magazine.
    Have a great Sunday Mary. Greetings to all.

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  18. Mary, thanks for hosting, and for all you do behind the scenes. Steve, your photos are wonderful. The Adirondacks are so beautiful. The weather was spring like yesterday. Today it is raining hard on the WET coast, lol. Good day for reading poetry. I love the sound of the prompt this week.

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    1. Thanks, Sherry, for motivating me to send some photos. I've really enjoyed sharing them.
      Steve K.

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  19. Such interesting colors in those photos, Steve, and thanks for the notes to go with them :-) Will be around to read everyone's poems later today. Happy Sunday!

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  20. What beautiful and serene photos - thank you! It is good to be back after so long an absence. You all have been missed. I am going to start my rounds of reading and commenting - will probably take me most of the day. A wonderful journey!

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  21. Wow, the poetry today is AMAZING!!! I am awed. Thank you, All.

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  22. My thanks to all who visited and commented on the photos. It was my pleasure to send them in. Special thanks to Sherry and Mary for inviting me to do so.
    SK

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    1. Steve, you are most welcome! And I do have another set of yours to share at a later time.

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  23. Oh my goodness, that fourth photo is to die for!

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    1. Thank you, Shawna. The Adirondack Mountains are filled with such sights. My annual canoe trip there is one I hope never to miss.
      Steve K.

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