Sunday, January 26, 2014

Poetry Pantry #186

Tikal, post classical Guatemala

Tikal, pre classical Guatemala

Tulum coastal site


Greetings, Poets!  

Glad to see each of you here this Sunday.  We had a great Poetry Pantry last week, and I hope this week we have the same kind of activity.  It is always enjoyable for me to get to know you through your poetry; and I hope you feel the same.  Admittedly, I personally appreciate those with whom there is a feeling of reciprocity, which makes for a feeling of community.

This is the second week I am featuring photos taken by Scott Hastie.  About the photos Scott says, "Essentially these are all of the the principal sites of the Mayan civilisation in the Yucatan Peninsula, an area that covers Mexico, Guatemala (really the cradle of that civilisation..) and Honduras - some hard core travelling required here - with up to five hour trek in the jungle at Tikal for example to see all these amazing places. Each picture file name is a caption which will allow readers to follow up any interest they have and gain more info about each temple complex."     Thanks, Scott.  Some spectacular views.  And it was nice to see you in one as well!

Be sure to visit Sherry Blue Sky here tomorrow.  See whose interview she will share tomorrow.   Here's a hint...  It is someone who always posts in Poetry Pantry & has shared with us some wonderful NYC photos!  Smiles.

Glad to see the great turnout  for  the first Mid-Week Motif last Wednesday.  We hope to see you again this coming week for another challenging prompt by Susan Chast!

And on Friday, remember to see who Rosemary Nissen-Wade is featuring on her I Wish I Had Written This!

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 (after the new year) Susan Chast posts a new "Mid-Week Motif" 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. Good morning poets. Have a great Sunday!

  2. good week to all. blogger ate a couple comments already, but it being late, I'll let it go for now. ~

  3. Good Sunday to all of you. With the cold weather we are having here today, it will be a good day to read poetry.

  4. happy to be joining you again this sunday… been awhile for me ;)

  5. It's good to be participating again - have a great Sunday, everyone. The photos you've shared of the Yucatan Peninsula are stunning.

  6. happy sunday...just waking up...
    i will get some coffee and come to see what you have

  7. good morning all I shall chip the ice off my brain and start thinking... :)

  8. Wonderful day here in Sweden.. I'm now packing for my business trips next week...

  9. Hello poets! Have a great Sunday!

  10. Great Sunday to All! Nice pictures, thanks for sharing :)x

  11. Gorgeous shots, Scott. Thank you for sharing them. Hope everyone is having a wonderful Sunday so far.

  12. Good Morning, my fellow pantry raiders! WONDERFUL photos, Scott. It must be so wonderful to be right in that place, steeped in Mayan history. Sigh. I look forward to making my way around. I will get there, even if it is in fits and snatches. I have a four year old here this weekend and he keeps me busy. Today we will make an expedition to the lake!

  13. Nice photographs..Thanks for sharing and wishing all poets a happy Sunday :-)
    I've spent my weekend in a leisurely manner and so my take , this time, is a simple haiku. Hope you'll like it.

  14. Beautiful photos! Looking forward to reading some lovely poetry. Hope everyone has enjoyed their weekend.

  15. Well I didn't link and run, rather I linked and got ambushed. But I promise I'll work my way through the list soon. Hope everyone has a great week.

  16. Have you ever heard of free poetry websites? What is the difference between that and a regular blogging site? I guess I should learn more about it before I start ragging on them, huh?


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