Sunday, July 28, 2019

Poetry Pantry #488


                                 


We had another fine week at Poets United, with another one shaping up ahead. On Friday, I featured a Vancouver Island poet, Margo Button, whose story is close to my heart. The feature included two riveting poems from her book The Unhinging of Wings. This poet and I have something rather devastating in common. Margo Button's son was diagnosed with schizophrenia in his early twenties, mine at seventeen. Sadly, Margo's son did not survive his illness. I know these poems will touch your heart as they did mine. It is worth scrolling back; they are not to be missed.

On Monday, we are chatting with Vivian Zems, a very busy poet who brought out not one but two new books in April, one of which was poems written in April. I am wildly impressed and had to ask her how she did it! I'm sure you'll enjoy catching up with her. On Wednesday Magaly is guest hosting Midweek Motif with the intriguing prompt: "not-so-old-fashioned hobbies." I suspect we will read about some interesting and unexpected hobbies on Wednesday. And next Sunday, Monday and Tuesday will be Magaly's Pantry of Prose, on the theme of "Stitches". That sounds like fun.

As it is Sunday, let's top up our coffees and see what goodies we have in the Pantry. Thanks for being here. We couldn't do this without you!




15 comments:

  1. That lion is beautiful and intriguing and seems to be speaking. Good find! I did love Margo Button's very stirring work. So full of love. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. I am mesmerized by the look in that lion's eyes. Pure soul. I'm pleased you liked Margo's work. Yay!

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  3. Welcome to the Pantry, poet-friends! I am awake reading at midnight. While I sleep, you will be stocking the Pantry with goodies. I always love Sunday mornings! Thanks for being here!

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  4. Amazing lion find. Thanks for sharing. Wishing all a happy Sunday

    Much❤🕊❤love

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  5. Hard to believe it is almost August. Happy Sunday, friends!

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  6. I can't believe it either. July felt like five minutes! I am so ready to gobble some poetry! Have a wonderful Sunday, everyone!

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  7. I hope everyone has a peaceful and happy Sunday!

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  8. Good day, folks!
    it's time to raid the pantry, but first i need to get some sleep. :)
    see you later!

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  9. My eyes kept on doing funny things as I looked at the lion, so... of course, I looked and looked and looked some more, lol!

    Happiest Sunday, everyone!

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  10. It is almost August and already the back to school kiosks are up and selling according to the lists for the various schools. The lion reminds me of Aslan. Howdy Poets!

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  11. Summer is going by so fast! I used to love the beginning of school and all the school supplies for the kids.........now it is the changing leaf colour I look forward to.

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  12. I love that lion picture too! Thanks for hosting, Sherry.

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  13. Dear all
    Alif, a newborn here(poets united). If someone can be kind enough to tell me, What is poet pantry all about. Is that there a theme to write a poem on? or just anything on their blog and link here?

    Thanks in advance

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