Sunday, July 10, 2016

Poetry Pantry #310

Sweden Midsummer
By Bjorn Rudberg

Evening Clouds After the Rain

Lulled By Reflections

Midsummer Night

Waiting by the Shore

Bowing the Old Pine Tree Pines


What beautiful photographs Bjorn has shared with us today.  I imagine it is wonderful to be in Sweden at Midsummer when there are SOOOO many hours of daylight. And thinking of Bjorn, Sherry has an update interview with him tomorrow.  Something to look forward to, I think.  So be sure to come back & enjoy.

Yesterday Rosemary shared a delightful poem that many dog lovers (and perhaps cat lovers as well) will enjoy.  Read After, a poem by Lisa Brockwell, if you have not had the opportunity to do so yet.

This week Sumana has the prompt "absence" for her Midweek Motif.  A relevant prompt, especially in summer perhaps, when many of us have vacations or other diversions that might play a part in our absence from the poetry blogosphere.

With no further delay, let's share poetry & connection - appreciating one another's words while we can (thinking of the recent death of poet Viv Blake here). Post your link below, and visit the poems of others on this summer (winter in southern hemisphere - smiles) day!


28 comments:

  1. Such peaceful photographs - much welcome perhaps.. Thank you for another pantry

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  2. Good morning all, it's been daylight for many hours... And the sun will not set for many hours yet... Lamps are rarely used these days.. Hope you all have a wonderful Sunday

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  3. a magical country indeed (for us) Bjorn & so are the photos...a happy Sunday to you all :)

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  4. Hey everyone,

    Hope you're having an amazing day so far :D sharing my poem 'Shades of Dance' hope you all like it. Thank you Mary for opening the doors to yet another gorgeous pantry and Bjorn for sharing such stunning pictures :D

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  5. beauty lives beyond the eye's scope. gracias, Bjorn
    wish that all have but one moment of calm of peace.

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  6. I especially love the view of Midsummer Night. That has to be seen to be believed. Thanks for sharing, Bjorn.

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  7. I love these beautiful watery photos, Bjorn!

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  8. I had no idea that Viv Blake had died. Thank you for sharing that somber news with our community of poets.

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  9. almost the land of the midnight sun but Bjorn's muse never seems to set.
    Have been away a while from the Pantry not least because as a WordPresser it's so convoluted trying to comment on a blogger platform via all the verification validating - just adds even more time to the time I already spend enjoying the poems!

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  10. Oh Bjorn what a beautiful place...such peace there. And you captured it perfectly. A cooler day after some rain finally here. I will be around to visit shortly...looking forward to immersing myself in all your creativity here at the Pantry!

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  11. Thank you for sharing the pictures - they bring me a sense of serenity this day! Waiting by the Shore is speaking to me today. Perhaps, I will see what muse might like to say. Have a wonderful day poets.

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  12. a sharing of clouds and waters. Thanks for the pics. Good morning

    much love...

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  13. Thank you so much, the photos are so beautiful!

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  14. Good morning, Friends! I will be back later in the day to read poetry. Looking forward to it!

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  15. good day, everyone! good to be back exploring the Pantry. :)
    Bjorn, thanks for sharing the lovely photos. amazing, especially Midsummer Night.

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  16. Beautiful Pictures Bjorn, another lovely entrance into the Pantry.
    ZQ

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  17. Over the past few years, the injustices done, to the Afro-American and Canadians, has been coming to light, but hidden behind this spotlight, is the transphobic streak, within the various police forces, across North America. Today, am sharing my own experience with a Peel Regional police officer, from 10 years ago. Sadly, as a result of this experience, I can relate to what they're going through, on a daily basis.

    Bjorn, those are gorgeous photos.

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  18. What beautiful photos! Bjorn is not only a wonderful poet, but a super photographer. I look forward to Sherry's interview tomorrow.
    I'll be catching up with everyone throughout the day and tomorrow morning. Thank you Mary.

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  19. Oh! I hadn't heard about Viv. So sad to learn of her passing.

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  20. Yes, Viv's passing is so sad. It is always sad to lose a poet from the blogosphere. Thankfully her poems live on. She was one of our early members in 2010. Bjorn, your photos are so beautiful. Those skies are incredible. Thanks, Mary, for hosting. I shall dip in and out through the day.

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  21. Bjorn, your pictures are perfect for the day--so sad to hear about Viv's passing---

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  22. Hello All. I so enjoyed Lisa Brockwell's poem, After. A wonderful piece showing a beautiful connection between a dog and its human soul mate.
    Bjorn, thanks for sharing your beautiful images, it's good to see land and waterscape photographs from other countries.

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  23. Wonderful photographs, Bjorn. Art gallery, worthy. You have captured the evocative peace to be found in an untainted country side. Lovely!

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  24. It's a while ago that I posted here, but I thought maybe this week I can post here one of the episode which I wrote about Finland while on a Europe Ginko.

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  25. Brilliant Photos, Bjorn!

    I haven't had a lot of time to place the comments I want, but what I have read today has been brilliant, It seems this summer as given a lot of inspiration. :). I hope to catch up later. Have a great week!

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  26. Shoot! I missed the linky expiration by 30 minutes. Nevertheless, I have posted a poem called "On Hiatus," and I do thank you for the prompt. 😊

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  27. I didn't even try to link this week! I have a new baby kitten to train, my roommate started a new job I must drive and pick him up at Bart during the week and more. I can barely work in my bike rides!

    I want to say I'm sorry I've been absent from reading and commenting this past week. I don't know if I can catch up but I will be better going forward. I haven't been writing (at any sites) but will try to join up on Wed.

    I miss writing even when I'm this busy and am missing all the conversations on our poems. I hope everyone has a good week!

    Sherry I so enjoyed your interview with Bjorn!

    Hugs! Bekkie

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