Sunday, August 17, 2014

Poetry Pantry #214

Photos from Kuala  Lumpur, Malaysia by Kaykuala

The Cenotaph
To commemorate those fallen in the 3 major conflicts of WWI, WWII and the Emergency. Some
Caucasian tourists busy snapping away that morning

The National Monument
This National Monument was specifically in honor of the security forces (Police and Military) who died during the Emergency (1948 - 1960) Created by Felix de Weldon who was also the creator of the Iwo Jima memorial

The Central Market (facade)
A wet market now retained as a heritage structure It was converted into a center catering for tourists
who desire to purchase goods and souvenirs

Central Market  (inside)
Items for sale are cultural in nature catering for both with expensive tastes as well as those
who prefer souvenirs. A Caucasian couple who happened to be there shopping when Hank snapped
this picture

Central Market  -  Artist at Work (inside)
It includes also a number of artists' studios.This artist was working on a portrait when he obliged
Hanks's request to snap this picture

Jogging Track
A Jogging track that surrounds a man made lake in Hank's neighborhood. For those more
adventurous a jungle trek is also available closer to the jungle fringes.

Mini Par Course
Otherwise one can make do with a Mini Par course adjoining the lake area

 Foot Path
The foot paths in some other parts of the City not too far away can be quaintly chic and friendly

Foot Path
One of those that are having lots of greenery

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.  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 some photos that Hank (Kaykuala) shared from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  I will be sharing more of his photos for the next two weeks.  From what I have read from Hank over the years, Malaysia seems like a most interesting and beautiful place to live.

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.... great pics here hank - you live in a beautiful country...
    nice and sunny morning over here... and out on the trail to read the early linkers...

  2. Great photos Hank.. A little grey sunday with just a touch of autumn... Have great sunday dear friends.

  3. The piece I am sharing was written earlier in the week, in memory of the late Robin Williams.

  4. I have visited Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia before ~ The shopping malls were so huge ~

    Thanks for sharing your pictures Hank ~

    Happy Sunday to all ~

  5. Wonderful view out of the pantry window this morning! Thanks Hank :-)
    Getting my coffee and maybe grab a sweet roll for some delightful reading.

  6. Great photos, Hank! Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful Sunday, poets.

  7. By mistake I linked up last week's poem.. This is the one I wanted to link...

  8. Such rich history and present, too.

    I find the monument that celebrates the police and military together particularly interesting; around here, we don't get to see those two elements so close to each other. I like the idea of a central line of defense and protection.

    Have a great Sunday, everyone!

  9. lovely photo Hank...Hello friends enjoy the Sunday :)

  10. I'd love to visit Malaysia. Thanks so much for these pictures Hank.
    Thank you too Mary for being here every Sunday.
    Hope today is wonderful for you.

  11. Mary,

    I have been a stranger to The Pantry in recent months, due mainly to time constraints. However, I am adding my poem, which was written with Susan's MidWeek Motif, for Wednesday at Poet's United. I was late posting it there unfortunately!!
    I enjoyed visiting Malaysia, thank you to Hank:)
    Happy Sunday Greeting to all today,

  12. These pics make me want to visit Hank for a tour of his Malaysia, how he sees it! I'm sharing a Robin Williams' poem. Then I'll be reading a few with lunch and a few with dinner and more Monday and Tuesday ... I'm slower than most bloggers but enjoy your poems just as much. Have a great week!

  13. Ah, I can imagine the nice walking time by looking at Hank's photos. Thank you! Posting my Sunday Whirl poem here with fun video! Hope you enjoy :)xx

  14. Hello all. This is my first Sunday back from teaching in a while. It is good to be here. Happy Sunday evereyone!

  15. Nice to see such a busy pantry today. I commented on some much earlier and now am back for a second round. Do have a good Sunday, everyone; and enjoy our poetic community.

  16. Sorry I'm late, kids....I have Sebastian with me this weekend and havent been able to be online.......I will get around to you all sometime or other, if not today, then this evening after he goes home....have a great Sunday everyone. We are heading out to Great Central Lake so the little guy can swim and dig in the sand......will be fun!

  17. p.s. Hank, the photos are absolutely lovely. What a beautiful place, such wonderful sights to see. Thanks for sharing.

  18. The palm trees in Malaysia do seem like a beautiful sight to see. Thanks for sharing some of your corner of the world Hank. :)

  19. I don't get here as often as I would like. I had an unpublished archived poem that I thought fit a lovely summer day.
    Hank, thanks for sharing a visit to such a beautiful place.

  20. Malaysia is indeed beautiful...thanks for sharing the photos. I write on WordPress and sometimes have trouble leaving comments on blogs hosted by Blogger....they either won't go through no matter what I do to prove I'm not a robot or they sometimes seem to duplicate....but please know that I read every post and tried to leave comments because I thoroughly enjoyed them!!


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