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Sunday, November 3, 2019

Pantry of Poetry and Prose #2

I’ve always loved reading letters written by poets and storytellers. So, when I noticed that The Letters of Anne Gilchrist and Walt Whitman—where the latter declines a marriage proposal by the former—are free for our reading pleasure, I had to share the finding with you. I haven’t finished the book yet, but the bits I’ve delighted in are delicious.  


Today, and every Sunday after this, Poets United is open to both poetry and prose (stories, articles, essays, letters…). Entries can be old or new, the choice is yours (if you choose to share prose, your contribution should be in 369 words or fewer).

 
photo by Álvaro Serrano, on Unsplash


Glimpse into the past and future:

Last Monday - a Farewell to Mary and Sherry.
Last Friday - Rosemary provoked our thoughts with Jasmine Logan’s “Imagination”.

Next Wednesday’s Midweek Motif - Susan invites us to explore “Authenticity”. 

Please, add your old or new or upcycled entry to Mr. Linky. Enjoy other participants’ words. And have the most delightful of Sundays.


27 comments:

  1. Many thanks, Magaly – and thanks, too, for letting us know about the book. Not quite free on Kindle Australia, but so very, very cheap as to make little difference.

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    1. I know you already got it, but... I'm sticking this link to free copies (from Project Gutenberg), in case anyone else wants to give it a go:

      http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/35395

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  2. It's Bonfire Night over here on Tuesday, so I've shared a Catherine Wheel shaped poem from 2016!

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    1. Hi kids, how I used to love writing - and reading - letters, a lost art in these days of emails and texting. I especially love letters between writers. The book sounds wonderful. I already had a prose piece ready, or I might have tried a letter. By the way, Monday is Mimi Lenox's Blogblast for Peace. She has been hosting it every year .

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    2. @Kim, That sounds like a delicious read. Can't wait to taste it.

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    3. @Sherry, We've sacrificed so many things to the technology gods. I still write letters, every now and again. But yes, you are right, not many people do.

      I shall check out the Blogblast for Peace!

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  3. Thanks Maga for the book share, I went and got myself a copy immediately because I do love the art of letter writing. Btw, if anyone else can't get the book from Kindle as it says "currently unavailable" in my case, it's also free to download from Gutenberg Project.

    This Sunday, I'm only reading. I was too busy with rugby finals and celebrations, I totally forgot I'm a writer. :D Happy Sunday Everyone!

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    1. I just went and found it there, too. I will add the link to the post.

      Thank you, sweetest Khaya!

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  4. Magaly,
    I'm really pleased to have made it to The Pantry today.
    I shall be back to read, comment and visit others here at Poets United.
    Have a lovely week, Eileen

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  5. It is a fine chilly day here today. I hope you all have a wonderful week ahead. 😊

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  6. I went for complete fiction here... always nice to have a chance for that.

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  7. Happy Sunday everyone--so happy to be here today!

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  8. A late post from me, this Halloween and All Saints weekend have been packed with activities, festivities and loved ones.
    This time I choose to rework a text I wrote this summer, and posted before. So now there's a third version. Hope you enjoy.

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    1. I enjoyed your poem very much. There is something life-giving about words that invite us to do!

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  9. What a day! I drove to the other side of the city for worship and a committee meeting, then back 15 miles to the monthly poetry cafe at Pendle Hill, then back here looking for the first weekend story prompt--and it's a regular pantry! Except it's different. I have a new poem for you instead. And I am grateful for the book recommendation, Magaly. Everyone, have a good week and--if you are in the USA--don't forget to VOTE!

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    1. I hope you will be getting some rest soon, Susan.

      And I second the "don't forget to VOTE!" advice.

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  10. ...such a line up you had this past week and I wish I had been able to participate. I had a LOT of volunteering at my children's schools this week and weekend. About 7 hours each on Friday AND on Saturday plus Halloween festivities. Glad to sit down and relax and visit each poem on Monday... Hope everyone got to enjoy the fall foliage - our has been pretty much swept away by autumnal storms...

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    1. 7 hours!? You are a trooper. Hope you (and the children) enjoyed it.

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  11. It's Monday afternoon here and you are all sleeping soundly in the land of Nod Zzzzz. Just to remind everyone Rajani of Thot Purge has some very good prompts for her new Tuesday Poetry post.You can see how to submit your poems on her blog.Sleep well !!!

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  12. Thank you, Rosemary, for this wonderful description of the Beltane night. Sometime I would like to attend one of these. It sounds like the body must be freshly bathed and presentable for things to work.
    ..

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    1. Hi, Jim, you seem to have been brought back here to post a comment intended for my blog. Never mind, I will copy and paste it to there.

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