Sunday, May 4, 2014

Poetry Pantry #200

The Biltmore Estate (in Asheville, North Carolina)  has four acres of floor space and 250 rooms. There are 33 family and guest bedrooms, 43 bathrooms, 65 fireplaces, three kitchens, and an indoor swimming pool. 

This home was built by George Washington Vanderbilt III, grandson of Cornelius Vanderbilt. It was begun in 1889 and finished in 1895. 

Entrance of the Biltmore Estate.  No photos could be taken inside.

Enroute to the Biltmore Winery,
which is said to be the most visited winery
in the United States.

Grove Arcade, Asheville, North Carolina
A place with shops and stores

Sunrise - Maggie Valley, North Carolina

Greetings, Poets!

Glad to see each of you here this week for Poetry Pantry  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.  I think we ALL tend to visit (after a while) people with whom we reciprocate.

This week I am sharing more North Carolina, USA, photos.  This week they are taken around Asheville.

Be sure to visit Poets United tomorrow to see what Sherry Blue Sky  has planned to share.  Will it be a featured poet?  A featured blog?  Or a featured poem?

Glad to see the turnout  for  Mid-Week Motif Wednesday continues to be good.  We hope to see you 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" or "The Living Dead."

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!

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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. Hello friends a very happy Sunday to you all....the sunrise photo is spectacular Mary...

  2. the biltmore estate looks impressive! and we're at #200 :)
    happy sunday to all!

  3. wow... very cool pics... the Biltmore Estate looks awesome... today's my son's 22nd birthday and we're going to celebrate a bit - so will be in and out, reading as i find time...smiles...happy sunday everyone!!

  4. What an imposing place. We ought to visit there one day: apparently my ancestry takes in a few Van der Bilt people, only spelled differently, with spaces between 'van' and 'der'.
    No pictures from Paris?

  5. Love the pictures... I could not help but continue Tony's challenge from Thursday and write a Petcharian sonnet... I will pick out a few pictures soon and send.. so much came between.. Happy sunday

  6. What an estate, so impressive ~ Also love that sunrise in NC ~ Happy Sunday to all ~

  7. good morning poets, back to read a bit more...
    i love asheville as well...i used to live in NC...but asheville is also one of th places my wife and i escape to together every couple years...

  8. Good morning all. I plan on revisiting Asheville this summer and will be sure to find my way to the mansion. Happy reading.
    Steve K.

  9. Good Morning, Poets! I don't know why I've never visited Asheville. Sounds like a road trip, starting in Philly, heading down the mountains and ending up in Raleigh where my brother lives.

  10. Good morning everyone :-) Moving very slow today; I may need a tray from the pantry, tea and honey for an ailing old poop may be in order. :-)

    1. I'm on it! Though I feel so old and tottery I could do with room service myself. However, as a consolation prize, I have my Lot in Life - babysitting and animal tending!

  11. I find myself wondering where Mary is? Not ill I hope. Roaming the world again?

    1. she is well...i talked with her last night...

    2. Yes, Mary is fine, kids......I suspect we will be hearing from her by tomorrow :) Maybe even sooner.

  12. Glorious mansion........wowzers! I have to go babysitting fairly soon this morning, kids. Will read as much as I can and get around to the rest of you this afternoon. Looking forward to the Pantry full of goodies today!

  13. I have friends that live in NC. Just a beautiful part of the US. Hope everyone has a lovely week!

  14. good day, everyone!

    thanks for sharing the lovely photos. :)

  15. Greetings, Poets... Yes, I am definitely fine. I was traveling the past two-and-a-half weeks. Thus I wasn't writing poetry. I just returned home tonight, so I will get back into poetry soon. Thanks to those who wondered where I was. Smiles.

  16. Happy week to ALL! Enjoyed photos, thanks! Glad Mary back! :)x

  17. Better late than never, I suppose. Short one from me.. Thanks for the prompt!


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