Sunday, July 17, 2016

Poetry Pantry #311

Japan Nature Photos
by Totomai Martinez








Greetings and Happy Sunday to you all!  And welcome to another Poetry Pantry and also to another set of Totomai's wonderful, breathtaking photos.  What talent he has, doesn't he?

This past week we had some excellent features.   If you haven't read Sherry's interview of Bjorn, please check back, as it is an interview not to miss.  And if you have not yet seen Rosemary's wonderful tribute to Viv Blake, check back as well.  Viv had the foresight to write her own epitaph.  Makes me wonder how many of us poets have done that.  And, thanks to all who participated in Sumana's "absence" prompt this past week.

Looking ahead, tomorrow you can read Sherry's interview of Tarang Sinha, who has been participating here at Poetrs United for a while.  And, on Wednesday Susan's prompt is "Suffrage, the Right to Vote" which is a very timely and thought-provoking prompt for us to contemplate.

With no delay, let's share poetry.  Link your one poem below.  Stop in and say hello in the comments.  Visit other poets who link.  I will have a busy Sunday so may perhaps not comment on many of you early in the day, but at night I will return for visits.  Have a joyful and poetic week ahead!

28 comments:

  1. Thank you for another Pantry - and let's hope it's a more peaceful week for all

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  2. Hey everyone,

    Hope you are having an amazing day so far :D sharing my poem "Perhaps" hope you all like it. Thank you Mary for opening the doors to yet another gorgeous pantry and Totomai for another round of fabulous photos :D

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  3. Wow.. What wonderful pictures... a happy Sunday and hopefully some joy in times that seems to be filled with bad news.

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  4. Hi all -

    I will be going to beach tonight until early morning for the hamaorisai festival. Hope to take lots of photos :-)

    Here's my previous post of the event
    http://www.totomai.net/2012/07/hamaorisai.html

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  5. amazing photos Totomai, as always..a happy Sunday to you all :)

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  6. real serenity to be found in flowery landscapes!

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  7. Always a pleasure to see more of Totomai's pictures...they are balm for the soul! Hope everyone has a good day....off to garden early before the heat pushes me indoors! Check back to read poetry then...can't wait!

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  8. Totomai's photos are magnificent. I don't want to stop looking at the first picture--so gloriously red! And those tulips are just glorious.

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  9. Totomai the photos are stunning and a great way to start my day!

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  10. What a lovely start to the day...so many poems to savor!

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  11. Happy Sunday, fellow poets! Totomai, your photos are stunning. I especially love the curving tulips.........thanks for hosting, Mary. I have to babysit this morning, so will finish visiting later this afternoon. Hope everyone is having a pleasant day.

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  12. Good day everyone!
    will be back to read later, having a bad bout of flu.
    totomai, thanks for sharing the pictures! :)

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    1. Take care of yourself. I'm recovering from one.

      Much love...

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  13. As I read through poems today, I am struck by the effect that the world events - such as the dreadful attack in Nice - have had on our poetry. So many of us have written serious, somber poems....reflecting a broken spirit.

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  14. Excited about all those lovely flowers. Have a good Sunday everyone

    Much love...

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  15. The photos are soooooooo beautiful! Japan a beautiful country. Thank you.

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  16. Restorative photography! Total Love! I'll be gone most of today and hope to catch up during the week.

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  17. Sadly, Mary, the past 2 months of violence, has strongly influenced the poem that I ma sharing. Also, has post culture references, with the title, referring back, the 1980s, and comic books, which was one of the ways, I kept my hopes up, during my violence teenage years.

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  18. Almost every day this week, I have sat to write something, anything. But nothing emerges. I'm dry. My muse is comatose. So today, once again, I'm entering an older poem. Hope that's ok. I'm sure poetry will awaken in me soon. Have a great week Mary.
    Love the pictures!

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  19. Such peaceful images, love the third one down.

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  20. Mary, and all the beautiful people here...
    Sorry for not reading all the great “writes” this past week, but I have been sleeping more than I am awake. I look forward to catching up on my reading as soon as I have the strength… and intelligence to appreciate the creativity /works submitted into the “Pantry”. A friend is forwarding into the Pantry my notes… as I have insisted they be posted here first.
    ZQ
    Seem all this crap is going around. :-(

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    1. Be well, ZQ. No apology necessary.

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    2. Hope you are better now. Get well soon ZQ.

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  21. Thanks for sharing these brilliant pics... I loved the way tulips are captured... Have a great week :)

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  22. Oh, those photos are such a treat! Sorry I'm a bit late saying so and a bit late reading some people's poems. Just getting over a heavy cold.

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  23. Oh darn! I missed this by 7 hours! I have been busy with Ninja (my new baby kitten) and so much more has been happening offline I've found it hard to keep up lately. I did catch up on my reading though and am relieved about that. Today when I looked at CP I wondered why there were no new comments. Lol! Next week for sure!

    Am trying a water aerobics class tomorrow and look forward to it.

    I hope everyone at PU has the best week ever!

    Hugs! Bekkie

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