Sunday, March 24, 2019

Poetry Pantry #444




Happy Sunday, fellow poets. We hope you're doing well.  I wanted to share with you the heartbreaking sweetness, hope and love of these Syrian children, singing, and still dreaming,  in their war-demolished country. For them, we wish a world of justice and peace.

On Friday, we featured Canadian poet activist Rita Wong, who is working hard to protect the Peace River valley, in northern B.C., under threat from the controversial Site C dam project. She is a wonderful poet; her poem about Site C is very stirring. She even stopped by and left us a comment!

Tomorrow we are featuring Poems of the Week by three of our most faithful members. And on Wednesday Sumana's prompt will be Solitude, which should bring some wonderful responses.

For now, with the last notes of these beautiful children's song echoing in our hearts, let's share some poetry and dream they may live into the tomorrow they deserve.

15 comments:

  1. Ha, I'm first in the Pantry, because here on the West Coast it's 11:30 p.m., and I'm looking for a midnight snack. I hope to get to sleep at some point, so will be back in the morning to read. Yay!

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  2. It's Sunday morning here in the UK, we have bright sunshine and the birds are running riot - my kind of Sunday! I hope everyone's having a great weekend.

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  3. The sun is out a glorious day after a cold snowy yesterday. I wish everyone a day of light.

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  4. It's already very early Monday morning here (or a very late Sunday night) and after a busy weekend I've only just written my poem.

    Thank you Sherry for the beautiful singing of the beautiful children. Many prayers for their future!

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  5. Sherry, I love the title of the song.

    Happiest Sunday, everyone (or Monday, depending where you happen to be)!

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  6. Good day, everyone!
    Thank you, Sherry, for sharing this inspirational video. the children certainly deserve better.

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  7. Happy Sunday all! I am adding one I posted yesterday. Peace and love to everyone...

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  8. Good morning, poets! It is a sunny day here on the Coast.......in the news today, the US Defense Department states ISIL forces have been defeated in Syria. We live in hope that peace will return. Yes, the children deserve better.

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  9. Oh my goodness, every time I listen to the children, their hope and their beauty - and their situation - just makes me weep. In my old age, I cry more than in my entire lifetime before. It is hard to know what I know.

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  10. Wishing all a Happy Sunday.....been absent due to an injured right hand...but hope to be back in a week or two. Been missing everyone.

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    1. Oh Donna, an injured hand is not good for a poet - and gardener - hope you are mending well.

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  11. Happy Sunday... it's been a sunny weekend so I have been out a lot... and now daylight is back to our land.

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  12. Lovely to see the daylight......I love the longer evenings. Here, last night, the northern lights were supposed to shine, unusual for us. I was too sleepy to go out and find them, though I did peek at the moon, almost full.

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  13. What a hopeful song! Thanks for sharing!

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