Sunday, October 30, 2016

Poetry Pantry # 326




Greetings, Poets!

Happy Halloween, and Happy Sunday to all of you!  We really have had a great week at Poets United, haven't we?  We started out with Sherry's conversation with Sanaa about the blogosphere.  On Wednesday we responded to Susan's very thoughtful topic -- "Neutrality/Objectivity."  And Friday Rosemary shared a wonderful poem by Stevie Stang, which really blew ME away.  Please scroll back and read it, if you haven't.  I think it will 'blow you away' too!

This next week we start with a wonderful "witchy" chat (don't miss it!) on Monday.   Can you guess who will be featured? And on Wednesday  Susan's prompt is "Day of the Dead."  Many of you probably know that Mexico celebrates the Day of the Dead.  This is not a day of burial, but a day of celebration and feasting.  So in this prompt Susan inspires us to write a new poem bringing us to a traditional way of commemorating the dead!

Now, with no further delay, let's share poetry.  Link your poem with Mr. Linky below.  And then make your rounds, visiting those who post.  I have been noticing that there are a number of participants lately who don't bother with the visits.  Even when someone visits them first.  Hopefully, this will change this week.  Let's all be active in both posting and responding in the spirit of community.

And, again, if you have photos to share, please communicate with me either here or by email.  We haven't had photo shares by others in a few weeks.

I am looking forward to reading your poetry!!

29 comments:

  1. Goodnorning.. I bring you some Halloween in poetry... ha.

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  2. Thanks for opening the Pantry Doors once again, Mary. So appreciate you doing this for all of us, week after week.

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  3. Thank you for another Pantry and a happy Halloween to all - sorry we are creeping around the edges...still in hospital..awaiting a verdict on what happens next tomorrow - we are hoping it's a blessed day

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    1. We hope for the same, Jae. May only loving eyes look upon you tomorrow. I am glad Sharon is with you.

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    2. Me too and all my blog family - thank you Sherry

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  4. Greetings to all and Happy Divali to those who celebrate the festival of lights.

    I am sharing two play style poems I wrote a few years back and have reposted on Skylover. Please enjoy - it is a comment free blog.

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    1. Thanks for explaining, Kerry. I tried to comment, but could not! I DID enjoy the poems.

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    2. Kerry, what a cool idea, to write a play in poetic form. I loved both scenes, and empathized with the grandmother.

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    3. The idea of having the play happen for real.. how cool... reminds me of a film I saw once... Carmen Carmen, where the play happened for real among the actors playing it...

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    4. Fascinating to read, Kerry. I am not so well acquainted with The Seagull, but I think you captured a true mood of Peter Pan.

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  5. Hey everyone,

    Wishing you all "Happy Halloween" (in advance) get ready to be spooked! Sharing my poem Succubus 💀 thank you Mary for opening the doors to yet another beautiful pantry. Good to see you 💜


    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  6. Ah, the spooky time of year! My youngest son turns 30 on Halloween. Now, if that isn't scary, I don't know what is!

    Happy Sunday, everyone!

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    1. Lol, wait till he turns 50, like mine. OMG.

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    2. I'll be happy to wait a few years, Sherry!

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    3. Ha, it gets scarier each year. Smiles.

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    4. What kind of encouraging words are those, Mary? :)

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  7. Good day to everyone! I don't know about anyone else, but this area has LOTS of evidence of Halloween. So many houses have decorations. I cannot remember this being the case with Halloween when I was a kid, so it is amazing for me to look around at so many decorations in evidence today! And when they are taken down, soon after that up will come the Christmas decor....

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  8. Halloween is tomorrow night, when the veil is very thin, who knows what lurks on all hallow eve? Be safe everyone :)

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  9. The Yahoo's out here in the country were already in full swing last night, shooting guns and fireworks, freaking out the horses and dogs. Sigh. Nice to see you all. I am getting lots of rest and am enjoying that a lot.

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  10. Happy Halloween everyone! Today I went to a halloween parade but the weather is too cold and it is still autumn.

    Have a nice week ahead

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    1. At least THIS year it is not SO very cold for Halloween. Oftentimes it is, so the kids trick or treating are lucky today.

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  11. Let us all confront our fears, then overcome them.
    Happy Halloween to all.
    Thank you Mary for hosting.

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  12. Heading to the Pantry to trick or treat :)
    ZQ

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    1. Anyone joining you or is this a solo expedition?

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  13. Not sure, how I should describe the poem that I'm sharing, today. Beyond, one could say, it describes, who I am, as a person.

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  14. Sounds like a fantastic week coming up!

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  15. Hello all! I have a day off!! Looking forward to visiting with you all today

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  16. G'day everybody, and sorry I will again be late to read your poems, as I am still having internet problems. But I WILL read them eventually, because it's actually a treat I hate to miss out on.

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