Sunday, November 25, 2018

Poetry Pantry #430


This totem was carved and gifted to the Village of Tofino by local 
Nuu chah nulth carver Joe David, who said he wanted the town
to have the face of his people represented locally. The totem honours
Nuu chah nulth chiefs. The child on the bottom represents
hope for the future. I visit it often.







Tofino Harbour



South Chestermans in Mist

As you can see, I live surrounded by beauty here in Tofino. I am very grateful. I missed being immersed in nature's wildness the years I was away.

To all of our friends in the United States, we hope you are having a wonderful Thanksgiving.  It has been a good week at Poets United, and we look forward to another. On Monday, we are featuring a poet from India in our Life of a Poet series. You won't want to miss it. On Wednesday, Sumana will offer the prompt:  Morning  Poem for our creative sensibilities. Check back on Friday to see what Rosemary has cooked up for us. It is always interesting and inspiring.

Pour yourselves a second cup of coffee and let's settle in to reading some fine poetry. Link your poem and enjoy the offerings of your fellow poets. I am always so grateful to be part of this community of poets, sprinkling our days with poetry. Thank you all for being here, and for keeping on coming back!

21 comments:

  1. Good morning... a cold bright morning here in Sweden, no whales and no such beauty as you show... but I will still go out soon. I will be back later.

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  2. Beautiful pictures, Sherry. :-)
    Will be going out in a while, so will catch up with everyone this evening and tomorrow morning. Happy Sunday!

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  3. They are amazing photographs! No rain this morning and just a light breeze. I have a lot of catching up to do today!

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  4. Wow, no wonder i am always late to the Pantry. Am having a touch of insomnia. Here it is just one a.m., and here you all are already! Ha, Wendy, i see you are awake too! Smiles.

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  5. Thanks, Sherry, for the wonderful photos, and for hosting. We don't have Thanksgiving in Australia either – but I am thankful for Poets United!

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  6. Happy Sunday! Still looks like winter here but as we approach Christmas and winter, the snow will be welcome. Beautiful photos and spot you live in Sherry. Seems my poem today is perfect for midweek too....well I will visit everyone in a little while.

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  7. Good day , poets!

    Tofino is beautiful, Sherry. Thanks for sharing the photos.

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  8. I love the message feeding the totem, Sherry, and that you visit it often (I can certainly see why).

    Happiest Sunday, everyone! And now, to seep coffee... and poetry.

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  9. Lovely photos, the carved Totem is amazing. Happy Sunday all

    much love...

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  10. Good Morning from AZ all- I hope you are enjoying your day, or night depending on where you are! Adding mine to the mix.

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  11. I long to see whales- it's on my bucket list. Great photos Sherry!

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    1. I hope you can, Linda. It is a mystical experience, unlike any other. You might have to travel a ways though, LOL.

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  12. You deserve to be surrounded by beauty, it reflects you.
    Thank you for working so hard at PU Sherry. Looks like you've been filling in for others. So nice.

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    1. Yes, I have lots of time and am happy to fill in when my friends need a break. Smiles. Gives me something productive to do.

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  13. Good morning all! I feel like my dry period may be ending, finally!

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  14. Yay! It is always lovely to see you, Audrey.

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  15. Just want to say thank you for all the hard work you do at PU. And to let you know I made my annual pilgrimage down to NC to visit the humpback whales off the coast of NC. They stop there during their yearly migration south to fill up on shrimp, fish, and to calve. It is a wonderful thing to see them, even in the cold rain. Not many people know about this, thank God. But I took along my violin and stood at the end of the pier and played for them. a few humans stopped to listen but it was for the whales. You live in a beautiful place and I can see you reflecting that beauty. Hugss to you.

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  16. Oh Toni, I LOVE that you played violin for them. On the east coast of this Island, years ago, there was a man who played flute at sea to the whales - and not only did they listen but they DID RIFFS using the same notes and sequences that he played - back and forth, it was an interspecies sharing. This world is an amazing place. You might like Julian Lennon's Dreamcatcher, a film about the gathering of indigenous elders from around the world on the shores of Australia, where they sang the whales in, like they did in days of old....and the whales came! I love these stories.

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  17. Monday here 😊 I’ll be back later tonight to read the rest of the remaining poems. Going for a much needed shopping trip! ❤️

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