Sunday, April 28, 2019

Poetry Pantry #478


Sunrise in Iceland


Have you been penning poems furiously  during April? Are you getting tired? Just two more days, after today -  you are almost there! So many wonderful poems were written this month. Congratulations to you all. 

Tomorrow we are featuring Shay Simmons, known to us as Fireblossom, who is retiring from our sister site, Imaginary Garden With Real Toads at the end of this month. Shay is one of its founding members, so I thought it fitting to acknowledge the contribution she has made to the poetry community, and send her off with thanks and appreciation. She is sharing two of her recent breathtaking poems with us, and also talking a bit about what she loves about poetry. You won't want to miss it.

On Friday, I showcased a  wonderful Tofino poet, Janice Lore, including a short video of some of our local folk doing a sort of dance-walk along the shore at Chesterman Beach. If you missed it, do scroll back. It is pretty cool. 

On Wednesday, the first day of May (yay!), Susan's prompt is Biodiversity, a topic that offers a broad scope for responding. I'm looking forward to that.  Next Friday Rosemary will have something interesting for you, as she always does.  And heads-up, next Sunday will be Telling Tales With Magaly, and her theme will be: Phobias.  We can also choose to take one of our old poems and turn it into a new story of 313 words or fewer. I am looking forward to the stories that we'll share.

For now, let's dive into the Pantry and see what goodies await us there. Link your poem, leave us a comment, and let's enjoy sharing our love of the written word. Thanks for being here. We so appreciate every one of you!

           

22 comments:

  1. Good morning, poets! Lovely to find a few night owls here. I hope your Sunday dawns beautifully, and that all is well in your world. With poetry, we are off to a good start!

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    1. Poetry makes the world a better place. In fact, poetry holds the world together!

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  2. Good morning, poets. I am greeting this morning by a 'white wonderland.' It would be beautiful if it were February, but in late April........not so much! Have a poetic week, everyone.

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    1. Snow at the end of April! How strange. In eastern Canada, we have whole communities under deep water, the rivers have overflowed their banks for the second time. People had not finished renovating their homes from last time, so a lot of people will be moving. Extreme weather events will be the new normal. Too bad those in power are reactive, rather than proactive, as the cost of ignoring climate change is already evident.

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    2. Here it's upside down too... we have had temperatures reaching 30 C.. and that we rarely even get in summer...

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  3. good day, everyone!
    Sherry, what an awesome photo.
    and yes, i am sharing a short story. if you think it is not right, you may remove the link. :)

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    1. Lee San, I hope you come back for Magaly's prose prompt next week. I'm off to read your story, and I also hope you will come back on the Sundays that are for prose.

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    2. Ha, I enjoyed your tale so much and see it was over the word limit for Magaly's feature. I love stories about wolves, especially friendly wolves.

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    3. Hi Lee San, I did have to remove the link, as this is a poetry week. We only have one prose week a month, and it happens to be next week. I am sorry about that, but if we leave one story link it would not be fair to the others. I hope you will return next week. If you read the 'heads up' above, you can get an idea as to the theme of the next week's prose.

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    4. Thank you, Mary. I understand. :)

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    5. Lee San, It's a delicious story. I'm still grinning at the voice of the Wolf, at his combination of resignation and indignation. One of these days, we might have to have a re-posting Pantry of Prose theme, just so that others can give your tale a go too. Because I agree with Mary, mixing links for poetry and prose (while we are still trying to get used to the prose addition at Poets United) might get a wee bit problematic.

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  4. Help! Sherry's link leads me to Mary's poem!

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    1. MMT, Here is the link to Sherry's poem: https://stardreamingwithsherrybluesky.blogspot.com/2019/04/just-before-dawn.html

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  5. Oh my goodness......I am just now here seeing this, will go behind the magic curtain and fix it. I may have to re-link. LOL.

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  6. Joining late and will be catching up with the poems here during my trainride home... wifi on board is great.

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    1. I would so love t take a train ride. In Canada, they keep the cost so high, how will hey ever lower emissions from cars and planes? Sigh. Lovely to see you, Bjorn.

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    2. Train ride in comfort is good... and pilots are on strike so it was the only choice.

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  7. Oh, the picture you selected is awesome, as are you Sherry for working so well and so hard to allow us to share our poetry.
    I hope you and all have a glorious week.
    I'm enjoying my Sunday morning. Weather is beautiful here but I do feel for the people feeling the unpredictable waves of climate change.

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  8. I am enjoying my Sunday morning so much too. This morning I watered the little potted blooms on my deck. It is peaceful and quiet, and I am so enjoying reading everyone's poems while I drink my tea. A perfect Sunday morning.

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  9. I've been out all day but wanted to join in here especially as I've missed visiting here for a while - thanks for hosting Sherry and for all the efforts that goes in to making this site so worthwhile

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  10. Hello everyone! It's Sunday night here and a bit late .. will be back tomorrow to read others and comment.❤️

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