Sunday, June 19, 2016

Poetry Pantry #307

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 
Photos by Mary

Ottawa Parliament Building
(Peace Tower in center)
View from Peace Tower
of Parliament Building
Part of "Women are Persons" Monument
on Parliament Hill

National Gallery of Canada

Ottawa River
(Note Parliament Hill in background)

Rideau Canal
(Completed in 1832)

Inside Anglican Cathedral of Ottawa

Chinatown Gate

Good Sunday, everyone!  Today I am sharing some photos I took in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, when I was there recently.  I hope you enjoy them.

It's Father's Day here in the U.S.  Not sure if other countries celebrate it the same day or not; but if you recognize this day at all (either as a father or celebration of your father or thinking of postive father figures in your life) I hope it is a joyful day.

If you have not read Rosemary's "I Wish I'd Written This" this week, do scroll back and give it a read. She features a really powerful poem by Leigh Spencer written after the Orlando killings.  There have been a lot of comments so far on the poem itself & related subjects.  It is indeed a worth while read. Thanks, Rosemary, for such a timely and thought-provoking contribution.

Monday Sherry provides us with three 'poems of the week' in her feature.  Three poets (familiar to many of you, I am sure) & an interesting subject.  Return....

Susan's Midweek Motif last week was "wind power," and we thank those of you who participated! This next Wednesday her prompt will be "resilience."  This is certainly a quality that that is good for us to have or to develop.  We look forward to reading your poetic thoughts.

Now, with no further delay, let's share poetry.  Link your one poem below.  Say hello in the comments.  And visit other poets who link.  Have a great poetic day.


  1. I think I stared at the picture of the Ottawa River for a bit too long. Maybe because it's sooo hot right now. Such stunning images!

    Have a great Sunday, everyone... and a very happy Father's Day to those who are celebrating it today. ♥

  2. Wonderful photos of Ottawa, Mary - brought back a lot of fond memories. Have a lovely Sunday, everyone ... and, for those who celebrate: Happy Father's Day!

  3. Love the photos.. Here we have grey skies but rain has ceased. have a great Sunday

  4. Lovely and interesting photos, thanks, Mary.

    I must apologise to everybody – unusually busy month, for me, this June, and I am still catching up with reading posts to last week's Pantry! But I will, because it is one of my enjoyments. (Smile.)

  5. Thank you for another pantry - and wonderful photos Mary - apologies in advance if I can't get around to all your posts this week..

  6. Good morning everyone,

    Hope you're having an amazing day so far :D sharing my poem "Beneath the veil" hope you guys like it. Thank you for opening the doors to yet another gorgeous pantry Mary, and for sharing those beautiful pictures as well :D :D

    Lots of love,

  7. Thanks for another pantry from me too. As explained on my post I should be in bed right now, so will visit a few other contributors and the off to Zzzzzzzz. I will visit all across the next few days, either side of work.
    Anna :o]

  8. Great shots of Ottawa Mary! And wishing everyone a fabulous Sunday. Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there. I'll be around in a while to read all your wonderful poetry. But first I have garden work this morning as it will be in the 90s early morning is the best time to get to it!

  9. Wonderful photos Mary. Off to Church and Father's day festivities with my children... then will be back for tea and poetry in the "Pantry"

    1. Have a wonderful Father's Day, kiddo!There will be laughter, I know!

  10. beautiful photos Mary...a happy Sunday to you all :)

  11. Enjoy your day, Friends! I am half way through the posts in the pantry and am really enjoying what I am reading! Nice to see you all.

  12. Replies
    1. Indeed...actually there are four sculptures in this series located right on Parliament Hill!

    2. I remember the moment my ex said to me "we were okay, before you started thinking you were a Person." LOL. It must be a Canadian thing.

  13. Happy Sunday everyone. Enjoying all Mary's photos and i particularly luv that statement that 'women are persons'

    much love...

  14. Wonderful photos, Mary. Ottawa looks so different from when I briefly lived there. I especially love the Chinatown Gate - there is a cool one in Victoria, too, sort of like it. Looking forward to some good reading this morning, my friends. Happy Day to all fathers, and to those honouring fathers on this day.

  15. Great photos Mary! Almost looks like a bit of England!

    Happy Dad's Day everyone! My dad died in 1990 but I do think of him. Have a nice day!

    Today I'm sharing a bit of my past a poem I wrote in 2013 called "The Abyss." Some of you may have had dad's that went to Viet Nam but if not enjoy anyway.

    Hugs! Bekkie

  16. Mary thanks so much for the lovely pics. Hope you and all have a great week.

  17. Happy Sunday everyone. Mary, your pics are wonderful--thank you so much for sharing them with us!

  18. Interesting photos, Mary! Esp. "Peace Tower". Thank you for sharing! Happy full moon and summer solstice to all!

  19. Have posted a micro poem,as something different. As for your photos, Mary, they have brought memories of my student years, at Carleton University.


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