Sunday, July 27, 2014

Poetry Pantry #211

Greetings, Poets!

How are things in your part of the world?  What is summer (winter) like where you are?  I spent a day in my state capitol last week.  Madison is a beautiful city really.  The Capitol Building.  The University.  Lake Mendota.  Etc.  Now I know why so many people really choose this city to live in.   We are in the middle of festival season here at our lakefront and downtown.  We have already had our large 10-day-long Summerfest, Pride Festival, Bastille Days, and this weekend is German Fest, followed by Irish Fest next week, Mexican Fest, Indian Summer, and so it goes.  And I must not forget our State Fair which begins next weekend.  I think I like State Fair better than any of the festivals.

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.  I just don't GET people who link and enjoy visits, yet don't bother to visit others -- even those who spent time making comments on their poetry.

This week I am sharing a photo of the Wisconsin State Capitol Building, taken on Thursday when I was there.  Quite beautiful, I think.  

Be sure to visit Poets United Monday 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 there is always a  great turn-out for Midweek Motif.  We hope to see you this coming week for another challenging prompt by Susan Chast!  (And, ha, perhaps many of you have noticed that if you look at one week's prompt Susan gives  a clue about the following week's prompt as well, so you can get a head start.)

And on Friday, remember to see who Rosemary Nissen-Wade features on "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.

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?

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. Enjoy a feast of poetry here at the pantry, Friends.

  2. Hello friends a very Happy Sunday to you all.. :)

  3. Greetings everyone - back again after a bust summer so far.. On a lovely sunny Sunday here - looking forward to some delicious reading later...

  4. Summer here is cooler than yours Mary ~ Wishing you all happy Sunday ~

  5. Happy Sunday to all of you, poets!

  6. hello everyone! I'm back, I'm sorry I didn't have a poem for the Midweek Motif as I don't have any experience in the prompt. But I'm back! Have a great Sunday you all!

  7. Love to see familiar faces and eager to read/meet new poets. Have an inspiring day! :)xx

  8. My weekend is almost over - hope yours has been good!

  9. Hi everyone! Going to be spending this hot Sunday afternoon having a BBQ and enjoying some much needed family time! I'm looking forward to reading everyone's wonderful words today. So glad to have found this friendly and welcoming community :) I hope you all enjoy your week!

  10. i would so love to be where you are Mary!! i hope you have lots of fun!!

  11. It sounds lovely! Sharing a few memories today....

  12. Just home from PYM, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. My poem is about that a little. Sorry to be so late to the party.

  13. i think Truedessa's link may not be working...


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