Sunday, March 17, 2019

Poetry Pantry #443


Protect What You Love
Warren Rudd photo


photo by Katherine Loiselle ~ 
at the Youth Climate Action Strike for
Pacific Rim


Happy Sunday, fellow poets! In a week full of lost lives, in the jet that crashed in Ethiopia, and the abominable attack in mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, there was one note of hope: the rise of school children all over the world, marching in the millions for climate change. Here in Tofino, we gathered on the beach, carrying banners and signs, and walked to the tombolo, in support of the kids and their future, and for love of Mother Earth.  

This past Friday, Rosemary's Moonlight Musings sparked a cool discussion around the topic: poetry or prose - which is your first love? Do scroll back, if you haven't seen it. It is not to be missed. I love Moonlight Musings.

On Monday, our featured guest will be Karen of KB's Place. Karen is one of our newer members. She lives in New Zealand, and I contacted her after the terrible events in Christchurch. She will share with us how she is doing in the wake of the shootings. Do check in and leave her some words of support.

On Wednesday, Susan's prompt will be Empowerment. With women rising in positions of power, and young people marching for climate change, this is a timely topic.

Let's see what goodies await us in the Pantry today. Link your poem, and do visit your fellow poets, in the spirit of reciprocity. Enjoy! And thanks for being here. It would be an empty Pantry without you!


21 comments:

  1. Hello all, a week with a lot of terrible news... I will come back later to read.

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    1. A hard week, Bjorn. I hope the coming week is better. I am thinking of Marja, especially, who lives in Christchurch.

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    2. It's always like that... when something comes closer it affects us even more. A friend of mins is from Ethiopia, and her father and mother had worked for Ethiopian ...

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  2. I'm awake at three a.m., popping in for a peek at the Pantry. Looks like we have a feast of goodies! Yay.

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  3. Yes more love, more consciousness in our stewardship of plant earth surely. Happy Sunday all

    much love...

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    1. Consciousness is the right word, Gillena.and conscience too.

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  4. Great photos, Sherry. What excellently worded signs!

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    1. They are, arent they? They havent posted photos of the whole group. I had hoped for one. But the little boy's face, his innocence, is why we have to make our governments address climate change.

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  5. Very appropriate photos, Sherry! Good morning, Poets. Hope you are all having a good Sunday. Look forward to reading your poetry today!

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  6. It seems the world is being drowned in terrible. So many horrors in the news. Here is to waking up--soon, soon, soon--to things looking a bit better.

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    1. We live in hope. The Talking Heads are talking, but what we need is legislated change.

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  7. Good day, poets!
    i will be back to read later, it's midnight over here already.

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  8. Wow, here it is 9:30 in the morning. Sleep well, Lee San.

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  9. I totally agree with what is written on the two posters.
    Great to share my poem here.
    Have a super week!

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  10. It's so nice to see you, Anita. Thanks for stopping by.

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  11. Today is St. Patrick's Day..My mother's maiden name was McCleary. She has been on my mind today. I wrote with her in mind.

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  12. My grandma's mother came from County Cork. How my grandma loved St Patrick's Day!

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  13. I'll be coming round the mountain over the next few days. Hoping to see you all Midweek for "empowerment."

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  14. A Pantoum about a woman I have admired for 50+ years.

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