Sunday, August 10, 2014

Poetry Pantry #213

Taos, New Mexico, photos by Annell Livingston

John Dunne Bridge, near Taos;
a place where people like to fish

More of John Dunne Bridge area

Another of John Dunne Bridge area

One more of John Dunne Bridge area

Taos Mountain from Annell's  back yard, Taos, NM.

The road to Taos, from Annell's  house on the mesa, west of town.

Another view of the road to Taos from Annell's house

Greetings, Poets!

Hope you are all having a good summer.  Our summer here continues to be beautiful.  We are in the middle of a wonderful stretch of weather which is not too hot, not too cold.  Perfection!

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 photos that Annell Livingston shared from Taos, New Mexico, USA.  Thanks, Annell.  The following two weeks I will be sharing photos of Hank (Kaykuala) taken in Indonesia.  Stay tuned.

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."

Again:  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. Good morning poets.. This morning we still have summer.. The warmest in years, but alas also the worst forest fire ever. I love those pictures - reminds me of the 8 months I spent in Arizona..

  2. Good morning Mary.
    Thanks for the Pantry. Annell's pictures are impressive.
    I submitted an older poem today.
    Wishing all a sunny Sunday.

  3. I think it is a rare blessing to live in such an unspoiled part of the world. It seems so serene.

    Happy Sunday to all.

  4. wow - i love annell's pictures... what an awesome landscape...
    good morning.. rainy and cool morning over here... cup of coffee and starting my reading round...

  5. breathtakingly beautiful photos Annell...hello friends, a Happy Sunday to you all :)

  6. oh!! what a tiring sunday so far... i hope everyones enjoying their weekend!! cheers!!

  7. Thanks for the lovely pictures Annell ~ Happy Sunday to everyone ~

  8. Great to see so many poems posted already this Sunday! It is going to be a feast day indeed. I may be 'out and about' later Sunday, but I will catch responsive people a bit later. Thanks to those who have already been out reading!

  9. happy sunday everyone!

    great pictures. and i'll be around to commit in a bit, first i need my coffee. lol

  10. good morning....hope everyone has a great sunday...
    i will be out and around...thanks to those already visiting...

    and nice pics annell

  11. Good morning. Wonderful pictures to start my day and of course a pantry full of beautiful art :-)

  12. Good morning, everyone! Thank you Annell for the photos.

  13. Good day, everyone!
    it's good to be back. :)

  14. Great pics Annell. I try to make it to Taos at least once a year. Haven't been this year, but I love it there.
    Thanks Mary for posting these. Hope you have a great day.

  15. just got home from church...let me get some lunch into me and i will be around to catch up with those visiting.

  16. Forgive me for taking a break today folks. I am so tired! I'll catch up by Wednesday, and I'm very much looking forward to your poems today and Wednesday ....

  17. Happy Sunday everyone, thank you Mary for all your hard work.

  18. as you all should know, my poetry have different narrators each but all relay the same themes of struggle, triumph, loss, meditation, religion, and pursuit of happiness. have a wonderful Sunday everyone!!!

  19. Hi everyone! Looking forward to reading everyones poems :) I'll make my rounds over the next couple of days. Thanks to all who make a visit :) Hope everyone has a great day!

  20. Annell, excellent pictures. I love that area of the country!

    I'm with Torie... late to the prom, but want to sample a bit of everyone's "punch"! Love, Amy

  21. Oh, good evening everyone! Trying to imagine what a wonderful air there by mountains... haven't been seen them for long time.. All visits plan mostly next couple days! Hope you enjoy Super Full Moon this Sunday :) Thank you for Poetry Pantry, Mary and the photos, Annell!

  22. Sorry I just got to see how the pics looked. Thanks for posting them….


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