Sunday, February 17, 2019

Poetry Pantry #440






Our snowfalls here on Vancouver Island are rare and usually don't last very long. But we are not very well prepared for it, so it causes havoc on the highways. Several major arteries were closed yesterday, and some ferry crossings were cancelled. In the top photo, someone tried to insert some humour into the situation. 

We hope you are all staying warm, where you are, and that our friends in the southern hemisphere are not too hot. Did you catch Rosemary's feature on Friday?   She featured a friend of hers, Melbourne poet Ken Smeaton. I loved his description of the poem as "the last, great, non-commercial art form." Very clever.

On Monday, we have a very special feature for you. Annell Livingston, Barbara Mackenzie, (one of our very first members at Poets United), and I are chatting about the need for Grandmother Wisdom in today's world. We think you will enjoy this important conversation, which is one of my favourites of all the Monday features. Do stop in and read.

On Wednesday, Susan's Midweek Motif will be: Fun! I think we will all have fun writing responses to that prompt. Smiles.

Let's waste no time diving into the Pantry, and seeing what goodies await. Thanks for being here. I can't think of a better way to spend Sunday morning, than reading your poems.


15 comments:

  1. Sherry, your photos have given me the shivers! We have sunshine this morning and everything is green! I've even seen daffodils fit to burst.

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  2. Our snow is melting now. It never lasts long on the coast, thankfully. Here, it is 1:30 a.m. Waking in the night is the only way i make it to the Pantry on time, lol.

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  3. Good morning... just came back from a quick jog in the sunshine. I will go over and have lunch with my mother in law as usual, and then I will be back to read and comment

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    1. That sounds so lovely, Bjorn. Family is so important.

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  4. Good morning everyone. will be back in the "Pantry" when the sun sets on a very active day with grandchildren. the featured popcorn sitting is " The Never Ending Story"
    ZQ

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  5. Happy Sunday, everyone! No poem to share today, but looking at Sherry's pictures reminds me of some of the sites we have seen here this winter; and it is snowing AGAIN today and is going to continue ALL day. Sigh!! May winter end soon!

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  6. It has been a long one where you are, Mary. Spring will be such a relief.

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  7. So happy to have made it here today. I wish I could be here every week, but am not usually able. Hope everyone has a great week!

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    1. This is Carrie.....I am not sure why it is saying (unknown)...but oh well. :-)

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  8. Hello Poets! I love the pics by sherry and especially the top car monster! It is cold and dreary here - 28F. Brrrr. Daffodils are starting to break cover but blooming is still off yet.

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    1. Here on the West Coast, today is warm and sunny.......so changeable. Supposed to get cooler tonight.

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  9. Love the face on the car! Winter has been disappointing, snow-wise here in nj. Hope all are doing well, looking fwd to reading you!

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  10. The polar vortex is certainly doing a number. It's good that we can still hold on to a bit of humor. The alternative wouldn't be helpful.

    Now, to read some yumminess--I'm already late. :-)

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