Sunday, November 16, 2014

Poetry Pantry #227

Photos by Bjorn Rudberg
Rogen, Sweden - Summer

Kayaking in Rogen

Lichen of an old forest

Marshes of Rogen

Rogen - old pines


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 again sharing photos taken by Bjorn.  This week the photos are from Rogen, Sweden, in summer.  Though it is not summer, at least in the northern hemisphere, the pictures evoke some wonderful memories.  Sigh.Thank you, Bjorn!

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. The pictures are great reminder of what summer can be. I'm fascinated by all the life a dead tree can give.. When normally they would be removed by forestry there are species that are sacrificed.. To walk in such a forest is something quite special.

    1. Your photos have definitely shown that specialness, Bjorn. Thank you!

  2. Beautiful pictures.................the reminiscent of summer............

  3. Good morning! Wonderful photographs, thanks for sharing :)

  4. Good evening (from my side of the world) everyone! Hope you all had a lovely weekend.

    Because of the photos, I long for summer even if autumn is my favorite season.

    I am sharing an old poem to everyone this week...

  5. love the sun shining photos Bjorn..beautiful...a very happy Sunday to you all...

  6. Excellent photos what a beautiful country, thank you for the prompt.

  7. Wonderful photos Bjorn! You live in a beautiful country! Have a great Sunday, everyone!

  8. I love these pictures can feel the summer sun's warmth coming through and I need that now...we had snow already and it is very cold. I especially love trees and the lichen that grows on them. The lichen here is so unusual and beautiful.

  9. The lichen is called Wolf lichen and is poisonous.. It's been used for medical purposes only, and only grow on dead wood.

  10. Good morning everyone and wonderful pictures Bjorn, as I first peek into the pantry.
    Off for another hectic day but will be back for some reading and a warm cup of peppermint tea. :-)

  11. Great photos Bjorn and that lichen is amazing.

  12. Bjorn glorious warm shots.
    Happy Sunday to each of you may the sun warm your face!

  13. Good Sunday, Poet Friends! Wonderful to see such a lot of activity here on such a cold, blustery, snowy day more like January than mid November. Looking forward to having your words warm me. Smiles.

  14. I appreciate this view of your part of the world, Bjorn.

    Good day to all poets on this Sunday.

  15. good day, everyone!
    thanks for sharing the photos, Bjorn!

  16. Good morning, poets! Bjorn, these trees are amazing, we could have the prompt around your photos of dead trees...Thanks for sharing! ~ My work dedicated to Freddie Mercury. See you in afternoon and tomorrow! Happy Sun- day! :)x

  17. Good afternoon, everyone! Björn the photos are awesome and how neat about those woods...they are totally fascinating and character-filled.

    Looking forward to reading everyone's amazing poetry this snowy Sunday afternoon.

  18. Late as usual to the party, kids. Bjorn, what a BEAUTIFUL landscape you live in!!!! Wow. I only have computer access thru the middle of the day this week, everyone, so if I am not around as much, that is why........diving into the Pantry.....

  19. Wonderful photos there Björn. Love the sun smiling ... :-)

  20. Thanks so much Bjorn for those delightful pictures. And Mary thanks for posting them and being such a gracious hostess every Sunday. I'm a little late, but glad to be here.

  21. Mary,

    A truly miraculous Sunday, as I have found time to visit The Pantry. I am very pleased to participate today. I shall visit other poets over the next few days.
    Lovely photos of Sweden Bjorn. Thank you for sharing.

    Best wishes to All for a wonderful new week ahead,

  22. Beautiful pictures, Bjorn! Thanks for sharing :) I hope everyone's had a wonderful Sunday. I'll be making my rounds over the next couple of days!

  23. Hi have been a bit late in my entry this week; hope you guys find time to read :) :) have a great week :)


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