Sunday, November 27, 2016

Poetry Pantry #330

Macy's Holiday Windows 
Downtown Chicago  - 2016

The Outside of Macy's
Department Store

Greetings, Friends.  Welcome to another Poetry Pantry, where we all have the opportunity to share our poetry and enjoy the poetry shared by others.

The photos this week were taken by me last weekend when I spent much of a day in downtown Chicago.  Macy's Department Store decorates their windows every year.   I remember sharing them with you last year as well, when they had a "Peanuts" theme.  They really go through a lot of work, as each year has a unique theme.

Thank you, Rosemary, for the wonderful feature Friday on Leonard Cohen's poem "A Kite is a Victim."  This is a Cohen poem that I was unfamiliar with, and I really enjoyed this particular share.  Look back if you haven't seen it.

Monday Sherry has a great update for us with the poet Karin Gustafson.  Don't miss it.

Wednesday Susan's Midweek Motif will be "social stigma."  You might want to think ahead about things that divide us, reasons we are discriminated against.  One subject you may want to explore is HIV/AIDS, but don't limit your thoughts.  Give it some thought ahead of time, or wait for Susan's explanation on Wednesday, along with some wonderful example poems.

Don't hesitate to email me if you have some photos to feature in the Pantry.  We all enjoy looking at photos from different areas of the world.

Planning ahead, Poets United will be taking a holiday break, as we have been doing for the past few years.  We will have Poetry Pantry on December 18 & then go on break for two weeks.  We will resume our regular schedule again with Poetry Pantry on January 1, ringing in the new year with you!

With no delay, let's share poetry.  Link your one poem below.  Stop in and say hello in comments.  Visit the poems of other poets who post.  Thanks to all of you who take part in the Pantry and in our other features.  Without you, our site would not exist!


  1. Wow, what a wonderful Christmas holiday feeling,

  2. Some fun shots of Macy's holiday windows, Mary. Those wonderful windows, decorated for the season, really take one back to idyllic childhood days ... the Christmas break, the sledding parties, the big family dinners and, of course, the beautiful lights on snow covered trees.

    Looking forward to relaxing and reading some great poetry, tomorrow.

  3. Thank you for another wonderful pantry and window into a different world.. Sorry we've been a little quiet in returning visits.. Things are a bit to topsy turvy

  4. Hey everyone,

    It's a beautiful Sunday evening here in K.L ❤️ sharing my poem " Death and Lilies" thank you Mary for hosting yet another gorgeous pantry and for the lovely pictures of Downtown Chicago ❤️

    Lots of love,

  5. Good morning every one, I shall return later to enjoy this weeks poetry. Have a good day. Thanks for sharing your photos.

  6. Lovely photos Mary
    A Happy Sunday to you all :)

  7. Again, happy Sunday, Friends! Hope each of you will have a nice day!

  8. Good Morning, looking forward to some real treats in the Pantry today.

  9. Hi everyone!
    good to be back posting. been quite busy with work lately. will read later. :)

    Mary, thanks for sharing the wonderful photos!

  10. I loved the photos, reminds me of my childhood!

  11. I love the Macy's windows photos. Gets one into the spirit of the season. What fun! Yes, we would not be here without our wonderful members, who are the reason we do what we do, and have been listed number 11 in the Feedspot Blog Readers' list of notable sites. That was a lovely surprise.

  12. Wishing all an especially lovely Sunday keeping in mind the Hope of Advent Season

    much love...

  13. I haven't being in Chicago in winter in a very long time. This is such a treat. Thank you!

  14. Thank you for the lovely window display. Wishing everyone a wonderful Sunday.


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