Sunday, March 10, 2019

Poetry Pantry #442




This winter has been a long one for so many of you. I thought you might enjoy watching these flowers coming alive, in hopes you will soon be seeing some outside your window.

We started off last week with a bang. Many of you seemed to really enjoy the opportunity to share some prose writing. Your responses were wonderful. I think we can safely say Telling Tales with Magaly is a resounding success. I look forward to this feature at the beginning of every month. Thanks so much, Magaly, for bringing your wonderful energy to us; it felt a bit like you applied some CPR and livened us right up. Smiles.

On Friday, Rosemary featured a colleague of hers, Liz Hall-Downs, in her Thought Provokers column. Ms Hall-Downs has  a series of poems, written earlier, that are suddenly topical due to the "Me Too" movement. Do scroll back, if you missed Rosemary's column. It is indeed thought provoking, and there's a link to the series of poems as well.

This Monday, we offer important poems by Brendan MacOdrum and Priscilla King, that very movingly address the issue of the children held in detention at the southern border of the U.S. We think they will touch your heart.

At Midweek Motif this week, Sumana will offer the prompt: Neighbors. We are all neighbors, in these times of global connection, I think. 

For now, the coffee's on, and cinnamon buns are warm and waiting. Let's dive into the Pantry and see what goodies await.


22 comments:

  1. Hello... will come back later and read... Happy Sunny Sunday

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  2. Good Morning Sherry, Bjorn and aAll

    Here I am, as promised… Pleased to say that my latest new poem of the year has just been published a couple of days ago. Along with some other exciting stuff too… and I’m certainly also looking forward to catching up with all the talented writers here at Poets United and a very interesting days reading today on what indeed is a springful sunny, but rather windy Sunday here in the UK.

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  3. Good morning, everyone. Hope that you will all have a great Sunday and a wonderful week ahead. We begin daylight saving time today, so I guess that is a sign that spring is on the way!

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  4. I am having trouble wih internet today, so I will comment when I am able to! Sigh.

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    1. Technology has its frustrating moments. I had forgotten it is daylight saving time. That makes me even later than usual to the Pantry.

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    2. Working now, but the morning really was a bummer! We are so dependent on the internet that it is hard when it is not working as it should be.

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  5. Thanks for the lovely 'Azuma' flowers Sherry. Happy Sunday to all poets
    in the Pantry
    much love...

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  6. good day everyone!
    will be back to read later, attending to some household matter first. :)

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  7. Wishing everyone a happy day, the time change has me off balance today and I woke to a white blanketed landscape. Yes, the snow has come once again. Thank you for the gift of flowers.

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  8. Daylight savings time threw me off too, True. So sorry you have more snow. It is spring where I am. But here we are worried as there has been no rain and we are a rainforest.

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  9. Sherry, you say the sweetest things. I know I've probably said it too many times, but... I'm so glad we get to do prose together. I'm greedy, so I hope more writers join in next month *giggles*.

    Now, I shall enjoy some people... while cooking and such. :-)

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  10. LOVE the flowers, I was not prepared for the astonishing photography. Thank you!

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  11. I am looking forward to it too, Magaly. Susan, this photographer does many of these moving pictures, they are quite mesmerizing, you can find him on youtube.

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  12. Hello! It's a beautiful day here in Arizona, so will be back later to read some more! Love the flowers!

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  13. I've just returned from London and instead of catching up I'm linking up a poem from last week and then I'll start again tomorrow! I hope I don't miss the next Telling Tales with Magaly as I'm off to stay with my daughter again at the beginning of April. I like the sound of those cinnamon buns, Sherry!

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  14. Hello, I'm just up and about to make coffee – and here you all are, writing while I've been sleeping. (Smile.) Dear Mary, who linked me in this time, is convinced my name is Rosemarie – a prettier version for sure. (Smile again.)

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  15. Enjoy some fine poetry with your coffee, my friend. Lots of goodies in the Pantry today!

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