Sunday, December 15, 2013

Poetry Pantry #180

Raffles Hotel - Singapore - Christmas Decorations
(This is the hotel where the Singapore Sling was invented.)

Singapore - Christmas Decorations
Taiwan  - Christmas at Taipei 101Mall
(Taipei 101 was formerly called the World Financial Center
and was the highest building in the world from 2004 - 2010.)

Taiwan - Christmas at Taipei 101 Mall

Greetings, Poets!  

Glad to see each of you here this week. Hope you each had a poetic week & also will share one of your poems here.  It is always fun to get to know you through your poetry; and I hope you feel the same. 

This week I am sharing a few of my photographs taken when I visited Singapore and Taiwan a few years ago when Taipei 101 was the tallest building in the world.  In 2010 it was replaced by the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

I issue an invitation here to those of you who participate in Poetry Pantry.  If YOU have special photos that you would like me to feature some week, let me know what kind of photos you have.  There are participants here from many different cities, many different countries.  I think it is great fun to see different areas featured. I am especially interested in scenic views of your area or an area you have visited.  Send inquiries first to letting me know what you have.  I am interested in city or country views - in your home area or places you have traveled.

Anyway, with no further adieu, this is one of my favorite spaces to post poetry each week.  I hope you look forward to it too.  An older one or a new one, it's your choice.

Link your ONE poem.   Then leave a comment below. Then visit other poets.  And I will too.  (If I miss your poem, visit me, and I will visit you... I am like anyone else, appreciating reciprocity.) We ALL like comments, so if you link please DO spend time visiting others.  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!  Making new friends and reading new poetry, what more could one want?

Also, don't forget to visit Poets United other days of the week.  For example, every Wednesday Kim posts a new "Verse First" prompt.  Hope you will join us there as well!  Sherry Blue Sky does a feature (it varies) on Monday, and Rosemary Nissen-Wade does "I Wish I'd Written This" every Friday!

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.



  1. Happy Sunday to everyone, if you haven't got sunshine, I can send you some, we've got plenty up here in the hills ;)

  2. As I write this, I am listening to the televised funeral service of Nelson Mandela. Time to pause and reflect on the life and legacy of this great and humble man.

  3. Happy Sunday friends...beautiful photos :)

  4. Happy Sunday to all of you! Great photos!

  5. The desert is glorious this morning, even before sunrise! Happy writing to all!

  6. Good morning to everyone ~ Thanks for the pictures Mary ~

    I am sharing a tribute to Mr. Mandela ~

  7. Bjorn reminded me yesterday that amount of daylight was relative to where I lived, and so this odd little poem was seeded. Hey! I'll be back to read tonight.

  8. Very nice to see everyone here in the pantry today!! Especially since it is such a busy season for many.

  9. Hope everyone has a great lead up to the Holidays.. be safe,warm and happy

  10. Peaceful Sunday to All! Great photos, Mary, thanks!

  11. Mary, those photos are beautiful! Getting ready to dig out after a snowstorm passed through yesterday (got about 8"), but look forward to defrosting later with heart-warming poetry.

  12. Greetings from Singapore, Mary!

    I will be going around to read tomorrow. it's just past midnight here, and it's raining, and cold. :)

  13. Good morning, kidlets! Mary, I love the photos, how lucky you are to have been to Singapore. I had a Singapore Sling once, back in 1968 or so. Hee hee. Looking forward to rummaging around in the Pantry!

  14. Mary,

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful Singapore photographs. Very seasonal...
    I have posted a poem concerned with December and the busy days...:)


  15. I really like those photos you shared with us Mary. Glad to be linking at the Pantry--it's been awhile!

  16. Looking forward to some excellent reading over the next few days

  17. The hotel looks so festive. I love this time of year.

  18. Greetings everyone...Managed to get back on the site again, after last week's frustrations - sorry about that and looking forward to my reading tonight, albeit 24 hrs after the plot! Happy Christmas Scott


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