Sunday, December 16, 2018

Poetry Pantry #433


Christmas Tree in NK Shopping Center - Stockholm, Sweden

Greetings, Friends.  Hope you all are doing well and enjoying the blessings that December can bring.  This will be the last Poetry Pantry of 2018.   It has been a good year for Poets United, and we hope it has been a good year for each of you too -- both poetically and personally.

After this Pantry closes, Poets United will be taking a break until January 6, when we will resume our regular features again.  (We have some great things planned for the new year!! But, for now, mum is the word!) 

Hopefully, during this break time, each of you will be taking the opportunity to rest, enjoy, and celebrate (whether it be a holiday or the end of the year) as well.

Sumana, Susan, Sherry, Rosemary, and I all have enjoyed sharing time (and poetry) here with you this year.  We have had some good times, shared good poetry, and enjoyed some wonderful features, haven't we? Some of us have gotten to know each other well over the years, and reading each other's poetry is like having a visit with friends.

I personally will not be quite as present in the new year as I have been.  It has not been easy lately for me to come up with original poetry that I deem to have 'redeeming qualities.'  Perhaps this happens when one writes for a number of years.  But I will be around...off and on.

We all wish you a nice break!  Sherry will be putting up an 'official break message' tomorrow.  See you in 2019.

22 comments:

  1. Oh... I do know that Christmas tree... from my hometown... hello all, and many holiday greetings. God Jul!!!

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  2. Season’s Greetings to Mary and poetry companions. After icy wind and sleety rain yesterday, weak winter sun greeted me this morning. I can’t believe this is the last Poetry Pantry of 2018 – the year has flown by.
    I look forward to seeing everyone back here on January 6, and hope that you all have a peaceful and joyful Christmas.
    Thank you Sumana, Susan, Sherry, Rosemarie and Mary for hosting and sharing the love of poetry.

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  3. Hello, everybody! It is getting quite late here, on my Sunday evening, so excuse me if I don't read and comment straight away. I need to fall into bed!

    Season's Greetings to you all, see you in the New Year.

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  4. Sorry All, a bit late on parade today… Warm Greetings to you Mary and a very Happy Christmas and joyous New Year to everyone at Poets United. What is my final piece to be published this year was posted on my site this week – so thought I’d take the opportunity to share it with you this Sunday. Looking forward to catching up with everyone else’s festive offerings today on this very still Winter’s day here in the UK. As for running a bit dry Mary, I know what you mean and we've all been there - New and experienced writers alike! And my prediction is you will be back shining creatively again at some point again. Some tomes less is more and when something does come through, it is often all the more golden for it... Regards Scott

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  5. Season's Greetings to all!

    It's a rainy and cold night over here at the equator. will be catching up with the reading later. :)

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  6. Thank you to Sherry, Sumana, Rosemary and Mary for your hard work throughout the year and for your generosity in providing us with a forum to share our poetry. Wishing everyone at Poets United a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. See you in 2019.

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  7. Good morning again, friends! I am glad to see such a busy pantry already. I will be making my way through your poems as the day goes on! Hope that you ALL have a stress-free, healthy, happy holiday!

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  8. Thanks for Mary and Sherry and whoever work for Poetry United. Happy holiday for all!

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  9. Last night the wind was so wild the power was out from six till after midnight. But the community hall has a generator and the village turned out in force to the most kickass Christmas concert i have ever been to. The audience got right into it, the hundred on stage were rocking, i sat there grinning with delight.

    Mary, thank you for all you do, especially behind the scenes, to keep our little ship chugging along. Your presence is gift enough.

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  10. Mary, I wish 2019 surprises you with a boost of inspiration. For me, I've been wishing for energy in my ink and my flesh and bones. Maybe we'll get enough to share.

    Happiest Sunday, everyone!

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  11. Marry Christmas to all...may we meet again next year!! Happy Poeming!! Thank you Mary for hosting all year. You will be missed, enjoy yourself, and come back soon.

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  12. Sorry... I linked up the wrong link (my link above leads back to this site)...

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  13. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy New Year to you all. I hope you all are blessed with health, happiness, and poetry in the new year. HUGE thanks to Sherry, Sumana, Rosemary and Mary for all of their hard work on PU. Oh yes and Susan!

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    1. Thanks, Toni! Enjoy the Season. See you next year!

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  14. Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Seasons Greetings and Happy New Year! Will see all in the New Year...

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  15. Mary, thank you for hosting and supporting so many of us in our endeavors. Your presence would be surely missed by the community.
    I am pondering what direction I might go next year. If I don't return I wish all the best in 2019.

    Peace, love and light always from me to you!

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    1. Truedessa, I hope that you will stay in touch whatever you may do!

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  16. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all..!

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