Sunday, February 19, 2017

Poetry Pantry #341

Late Winter Sky

Happy Sunday, Poets.  I don't know about the rest of you, but I am getting a bit of spring fever.  Once February starts winding down I am ready for a breath of spring.  In actuality we are going to have a warmer than normal winter here.  I personally love it, but it definitely is a sign of the global warming which isn't all that good for the world.

Please do look back at Rosemary's "I Wish I'd Written This" feature, if you haven't. I always enjoy Rosemary's features, but this one (in my opinion) was one of her best.  She shared "Asma Unpacks Her Pretty Clothes" by Clive James, a poet I want to read more from.  If you like thought-provoking poetry, don't miss this one.  And....leave a comment for Rosemary as well.  We ALL like to know that our work is appreciated.

Susan had a wonderful prompt this past week....LOVE.  And this coming week Sumana is inspiring us with her prompt...... NOSTALGIA.

Be sure to return on Monday to see a a really nice blog-of-the-week feature...with someone VERY familiar to you here at Poets United.  Smiles.

With no further delay, let's share poetry.  Link your poem below.  Then leave a comment.  Truly it is nice to see comments....seems like more a a community that way!  Visit others who link.  And come back a few more times to see who else has posted.  And....please for sure be sure to visit those who visited you.  Enjoy your poetic day!


22 comments:

  1. Hood morning.. winter is still Hood with me. Ice to skate on, and sun don't set too early.

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  2. February thaw, in full force, here, as Ontario's universities are enjoying their reading week. And I, the return of the sun, once more. Sadly, the poem that I am sharing, was written over a year ago, marking Family Day, which will celebrated by some. tomorrow.

    It's a very personal poem, which I have experienced PTSD flashback, since writing it. Truthfully, I haven't been able to read it, since it has been posted, on my blog. I ask that anyone who read this, not to leave any comments, but rather reach out to local groups that are helping others to heal from childhood abuse. Thank you.

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    1. I hear your plea. This is the power of poetry and its work in the world.

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    3. I will honor your request to read and reach out to local groups instead of commenting, Therisa.

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    4. Apologies, I commented before seeing this request. Will go and remove the comment; that's the best I can do now. I do support local groups against domestic violence and child abuse.

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  3. The end of February/beginning of March, does seem to be Spring Fever Season, each year, doesn’t it? Winters – across North America – do not seem to be as harsh as I remember them as a child, though this passed winter has felt very heavy on my spirits (as it seems to have been for many others) … for obviously reasons, I suppose. But thank goodness for small mercies. And – with that – I am looking forward to my weekly browse through the Pantry. Thanks for opening the doors, Mary!

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  4. Thanks for a home for this one that I wrote for my husband for V-day.

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  5. Hello everyone,

    It's a beautiful evening here in K.L ❤️ sharing my poem "The Moon and I" thank you Mary for opening the doors to yet another gorgeous pantry❤️ happy Sunday y'all!


    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  6. Thanks, Mary. It's still hot, hot, hot here in Australia, and we have had some bad bushfires. Thank goodness autumn is just around the corner.

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  7. I miss Jae Rose! She is usually early at Midweek and here. Hmmm.

    And in other deep feelings, I want to hold hands around the world as it turns itself inside out yet continues to remind us that beauty exists. The readers of my poems keep teaching me: I write my poem and then find an illustration, and I don't notice how it expands or narrows the impact of my poem until you tell me. Love this process! Thank you, Poets United.

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  8. I love the blue of that winter sky photo. Today I am back at my desk, trying to get some work done. But first, a romp through the Pantry!

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  9. Exquisite photo and so many wonderful poems... times are quite surreal and I welcomed a respite to write of something far apart from the hatred and insanity that seems to permeate the very air I breathe. Happy Sunday to all and thank the Universe for poetry and for all of you.

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  10. Good morning, friends! Hope to see everyone on the visiting trail today.

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    1. I'm a bit late visiting... unexpected phone-calls for work that turned up.

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    2. Don't worry, Bjorn. You are ALWAYS good about visiting.

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  11. I'm late but did want to be here today. Love your sky picture. Hope you and all have a great week.

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  12. Still in a non-wireless non-digital... no phone or inter-net situation. Had to drive 50 miles round trip to a Wendy's free wi-fi spot. Sorry for not being able to read everyone once again.
    ZQ

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  13. Better late than never. I too, am anxious for Spring! Oh! The Linky ran out. I don't remember this happening before but I guess I'm too late.

    We've been having huge rain storms here so I biked yesterday rather than write because I had a window with not much rain.

    Have a nice week PU!

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