Sunday, February 24, 2013

Poetry Pantry #139

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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

Greetings, Poets!  

I hope you all had a good and creative week.  I am happy to see that here, in the northern hemisphere, days are getting longer once more!  I am beginning to believe that spring will come once again. 

One highlight of my week was receiving a gift of four autographed (to me personally) poetry books in the mail from a friend of mine who attended a poetry festival in Florida!  I have been savoring them poem by poem.  I don't know about you, but when I read poetry it inspires I can learn from the topics and from the style of poetry.  Do you have a highlight of your week to share in comments? (Please DO comment...even just to say hello!)

 I am looking forward to seeing what each of you is sharing in the Pantry  today!  Something old or something new! I love to see your familiar faces here and also love to see new faces. 

This is one of my favorite spaces to post during the poetic week, and I post in many.  I hope you look forward to it too.  Link your ONE poem.  Then visit other poets. That is part of the fun as well.  We really like it if you link back to Poets United too, so we spread the Poetry Pantry word in the blogosphere.

Come back a few times on Sunday and Monday to see what's new.  Visit some strangers, and they will become new friends!

A few individuals have been sharing Facebook links. Please don't. Truly, this site is meant for posting blog links....not meant as ways to give someone's Facebook site some extra 'hits.'  (And the FB linkers don't really seem to participate anyway beyond posting their links....) 

But, if you are on Facebook, look for us there as well. Join our site.  It is one more way to stay in touch!

And is the procedure, for those who are new here:  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 12:00 p.m. (CDT), but you can still visit the links of those who have posted them.

There are 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. Happy happy Sunday Sunday everyone!

  2. More storytelling here...thank you!

  3. I might be wrong but I suspect you mean Poetry Pantry, not Panty.
    Or should I write an Ode to Dr Freud?

    1. Ha ha, J Cosmo. At least you read what I write, LOL. Thank you. Fixed.

  4. welcome to Sunday, I've linked up a haiku that I wrote which now needs a response, that'll come this week.

  5. Nice to see lots of activity in the pantry so early. Lots of good stuff so far. I will be back later to read more.

  6. Hi from Scotland! Posted a poem that I wrote earlier this week. Added a little youtube video of the yellowhammer after my son and I discovered something about its song in a wildlife magazine first thing on Thursday morning! (#highlight of the week)

  7. The Scottish poet Don Paterson [him of the wonderfully savage Shakespeare Sonnets' interpretation] tells us that you can't be a poet unless you love reading poetry.

    1. Forgot to say that by coincidence a highlight this week was seeing a white Owl/Barn Owl floating through our garden for the very first time.

    2. Very neat, Aprille. Actually I have never seen one, but I think they are beautiful. I chose the photo for Sherry this week, as she lives not too far from the city the photo of the owl was taken.

  8. G'day, gang! The only highlight of my week has been our strange weather hereabouts - floods in my part of Australia, fires elsewhere. And the strange little poem I'm sharing is not unrelated. :)

  9. I'm glad I found this space. new people to find.

  10. Happy Sunday!
    YOU gift is one of wonder :D
    <3 words!

  11. Thank you for the chance to write and i hope you enjoy my poem and the painting by Albert Anker. :)

  12. Happy Sunday reading, poets. Lovely owl!

  13. Beautiful photo. Another oldie from me,


  14. Strange week of rain...unusual for the American South in the winter.

    Just a little poem of potential spring.

    See old friends/poets here. Nice.

    Lady Nyo

  15. Mary,

    I have written a poem this week, which is a form of 'thank you to Sherry, Kim, Rosemary, Ella and yourself Mary. Also all other contributors and participants who make Poets United, the place so many are happy to be associated with. Thank you all so much:)

    Happy Sunday and week ahead,

  16. Mary, I have linked a fresh poem just now. It is very late tonight, so I'll come back to read the other entries tomorrow :)Thanks!

  17. I am very late, kids, as I worked all weekend and am sitting here with an aching back. But I will visit you as long as I can sit upright, and catch the rest of you's great to see so many wonderful people in the pantry!

  18. Late to the party with mine as well Sherry but hopefully got it in under the wire ... will try and get around to read some later tonight or tomorrow

  19. thank you for a chance to share

  20. Hello,

    have posted my has two poems revolving around a single thought. So clubbed them.


  21. Not sure how to post link to the article text, so I'll include it down here, On The Mend:

    One made a while ago, but hope you enjoy.

    Iliad Keys


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