Sunday, November 11, 2012

Poetry Pantry # 123

The Poetry Pantry
2nd Chance Poems or 1st time shares

Hi Poets - Happy  Sunday to You all.  How are you doing this week? Hope you all have found poetic inspiration since we met here last Sunday. And hope your life has brought you good things.  It is always nice to look forward to spending time with you sharing poetry on Sunday.  I should be around more promptly this week than I was last week when I really didn't have anything I wished to share.

Even if you wrote your poem for another site originally, consider also including a link back to Poetry Pantry to spread the word and the joy of poetry and help others to discover our site. I have been heartened by the number of people who really have gotten into the habit of visiting a large number of fellow poets.  Please try to visit as many other poets as you can. 

If you see someone's name you don't recognize, stop in and say "Welcome."  And if you are a person new to this site, the best way to be known is to visit others' sites.  If you are someone who links on the second day, the best thing for you to do is visit others' sites as well; and hopefully they will then return your visit. And don't forget to leave a comment here at this site after you link.  Even if just to say hi to your poet friends.

And is the procedure:  Each Sunday we start a new post with a New Mr. Linky for you. This is so that you can post a link to a poem in your blog. The link will close Monday at 8:00 p.m. (CDT), but you can still visit the links of those who have posted them.

There 3 simple rules:

1. Link only 1 poem per week.  If you link more than one, anything after #1 will be removed.

2. Please visit several other poems linked here when you link to yours. Please
don't just link and run, waiting for others to visit you. 

3. Leave a comment after you have posted
your link.  I find that people who leave comments tend to be more participatory.  They wish to be part of the community.  A little of this goes a long way.  It feels good for all.


  1. Thanks again for this forum! Here's a limerick I wrote last week about accountants.

  2. This is an experimental poem in a series I've done about fortresses.

  3. A haiku after a thunderstorm this afternoon.
    For syllable counters please read my piece about haiku syllables also on my blog :)

  4. Today is Veterans Day. We really owe a lot to our veterans of WW I and WW II.

  5. Happy Veteran's Day--very grateful for those who have served and sacrificed. Thank you to any veterans or family of veterans who contribute here.

  6. I am wishing you a lyrical and beautiful poetic Sunday too! Take care

  7. I won't be making visits until later this afternoon. Glad to see some of you are already making the rounds!! It truly IS all about community and reading / commenting on one another's work.

  8. Happy Sunday, kids! It is snowing where I am. I will make my way around to you, though it might not be till later on - we are heading out to go Christmas Shopping in Nanaimo today. Whu-hoo! I love giving presents! I pulled the first thing I stumbled across in my archives. Hope you like it.

  9. Hi all - Most of poems this week related in some way to Hurricane Sandy - (in the north-east of the US . ...the so-called "barrier island" on the south shore of Long Island NY was hit particularly hard - it is there that I live and there from which I found myself mandatorily evacuated. NO COMPLAINTS .... I am once again drawn to how fortunate we all are that we live in our respective corners of the spinning blue marble we share. Even at the worst devastation (which I so fortunately escaped) we live a life that is far more luxurious (running water and power) than most people in most corners of the world can ever hope to enjoy. I have been living in a hotel for the past 14 days - and home has just now been cleared for return! :)

  10. taking a little jump into January... I know the holidays are a ways off, but cooler nights had me thinking!

  11. Hi Mary, it's been a little crazy--looking forward to reading your poems :-)

  12. I've scarcely been around, Mary, but reading at an open-mic tonight enlivened me and made me want to post a poem I haven't thought about for a while. It's not exactly a Veteran's Day poem, at least not from any military wars. I'll be back during the week to read.

  13. Mary, I didn't post a Veteran's Day poem because mine are all too depressing. So I posted about my veteran garden and its slow dismantling... hope it's OK? Love, Amy

  14. Hi I have posted a poem written after a visit to my local war memorial in my favourite park, i am new here, so i am finding my feet.
    I hope this is all right. Thank You


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