Sunday, August 28, 2016

Poetry Pantry #317

Photos of Ireland (1)
by Steve King


Statuary on Abbey Street.  The actual title of these is "Talking Heads," 
but they seem to be ignoring each other.

Bullet holes are prominent in the columns of the General Post Office, 
which was the nationalist headquarters during the 1916 Rising.

The Famine Memorial along the Liffey Quay.

A tomb in Christchurch Cathedral.  I guess this parishioner fell asleep 
during one of the sermons.

The lovely Ha’penny Bridge, spanning the Liffey.

Statue of Oscar Wilde.  He reposes here directly 
across the street from his boyhood home.

A pulpit and desk used by Johnathan Swift at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.  
Swift was Dean there for many years.

This week and next we are featuring photos of Ireland taken by Steve King.  The words of description are his as well.  Thanks, Steve, for some very interesting photographs.

Hope everyone had a chance to read Rosemary's feature "Moonlight Musing" and the wonderful article of her guest host Helen Patrice.

Monday Sherry is sharing poems by three of our poets on a theme I think we all like to think about!

This next week Susan's theme for Midweek Motif will be "conquest."    So many different ways to work with that theme!  We look forward to reading what you come up with.

And now let's share poetry.  Link your poem below, stop in with a comment, and visit other poets who link.

Have a great poetic week.

36 comments:

  1. The Famine Memorial is quite intense, especially with the red. Are they flowers? I can't tell... but wow.

    Happy Sunday, everyone!

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    1. Yes. People adorned the statues with flowers.

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  2. Good morning all.. What a great walk of the past you can have with sculptures... Thank you for those.

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    1. My pleasure to have been there, Bjorn.

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  3. Some really interesting pieces of sculpture in these photographs - quite unlike anything I recall ever seeing before. Looking forward to making the rounds on Sunday - thus far, it looks as though I may, actually, have a WHOLE DAY to myself. It's been a busy summer!

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    1. Thanks for stopping. A city of monuments and memorials.

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    2. Me too, Wendy. A WHOLE DAY is mine at last. (We live in hope!)

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  4. the photos speak here with such emphasis...wow...a lovely Sunday to you all :)

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    1. I didn't realize I'd taken so many statue photos until I put the images on photoshop. It's a city of lovely monuments.

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  5. Thank you for throwing the pantry doors open once again - and very striking photos too

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  7. Good Morning.....a happy Sunday to all the poets here!Beautiful, eye-catching photos!

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  8. Hey everyone,

    Hope you are having an amazing day so far :D sharing my poem 'Brawne' thank you Mary for opening the doors to yet another beautiful pantry and Steve for sharing such wonderful pictures with us all :D


    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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    1. Thanks, Sanaa. It was a pleasure to photograph such a beautiful city.

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  10. Thanks for posting the pictures, Mary, and thanks to all for the commentary on them. I'll be here early and late--I have fourteen hours of play rehearsals to fill up most of the day, but I shall return.
    SK

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  11. Wow, the detail and expression in the Famine memorial is stunning. Nice lot of photos

    Have a nice Sunday every one

    much love...

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  12. I couldn't get to Samyuktha's blog :(

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  13. Thanks Steve... an including Oscar! Made my entrance into the "Pantry" with a warm smile.
    ZQ

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  14. Such beautiful and meaningful statuary! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Wonderful photos, Steve. I love the Liffey Bridge and was most struck by the Famine Memorial. My great grandmother fled the potato famine and came to Canada back then. She led a hard life. Here it is eight in the morning but I am late to the party. Getting a cup of tea and plunging into the delights of the Pantry. So nice to see you all this morning.

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  16. Nice to see such a active pantry. I will be very late can meme ting this time. In fact, it will be a few days. But I will be there. Smiles. Thanks to those who commented on my Midweek Morif poem as well. I will definitely be returning your comments too. Have a great week.

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    1. Sorry about typos. I meant i will be late commenting this time. Autocorrect on the phone is not my friend.

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  17. Hello everyone, am back, well, sort of. Am waiting on a date for a sleep study, at a local teaching hospital, in Toronto. It may explain, a secondary reason, for my chronic bouts of depression. Have selected a poem, I wrote yesterday, about part of my transitional journey.

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    1. Welcome back, Therisa! And good luck for the study; may it give you answers.

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  18. Hello fellow poets, I hope you are enjoying your day. Steve thanks for sharing the pictures of Ireland. I would like to visit there some day. I will reading throughout the day.

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  19. Good morning everyone--It is a lazy day for me today so I am getting a late start

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  20. Thank you for sharing photos, all have a great Sunday

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  21. What fabulous photos! Thank you Steve, and Mary. I am late with my link – but it's only a little poem. (Smile.)

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  22. Good day, everyone!
    Steve, thanks for sharing these interesting photos. and i loved those witty captions!

    i am not linking this week, too much on the plate lately. :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, even if briefly!

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  23. famine memorial is quite thought prevoking, thanks for sharing your images.

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