Sunday, May 21, 2017

Poetry Pantry # 354





This dear little fellow lives on a favourite branch right across from my small porch. I never tire of watching the hummers, darting back and forth to the feeders. They stick their noses in the nectar and just guzzle. So sweet.

We have a wonderful week shaping up, my friends. I hope you didn't miss Rosemary's Friday feature, where she wrote a thought-provoking essay about C.S. Lewis and the science fiction and fantasy genres. On Monday, you won't want to miss an update with Sherri Brannon, who is back online after some time away. She has been focusing on her art and will be sharing some beautiful poems, paintings and photos with us. On Wednesday, Susan's Midweek Motif prompt is Flowers. There should be some beautiful poems on that topic. And on Friday our intrepid Rosemary will have something interesting for us to enjoy, as always.

And now, for poetry! Link your poem, and do visit your fellow poets, in the spirit of community. Enjoy, and have a wonderful week.

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38 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful little fellow. And what a capture, Sherri. I especially love the last photo, the look on its face is priceless. :-)

    Happiest Sunday!

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  2. Lovely photos, Good day all.

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  3. Happy Sunday... I link up something I wrote earlier this week... it fits the passion of spring.

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    1. Oh, I am looking forward to reading it, Bjorn.

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  4. Too cute! Happy Sunday to all :-)

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  5. Sweet birds! And I do like being described as intrepid (big smile). Thanks for hosting the pantry so ably. I'm still playing with tan renga and haiku, so I'll see what I can find to share here.

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    1. LOL, an intrepid traveler you are, my friend. We need to be, at our stage of the journey. Traveling in wonder.

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  6. Love the pictures, Sherry. I have yet to take a good photograph of any ‘feathered friends’ – other than ducks and geese (I’m always a split second behind). Thanks for opening the Pantry Doors for blogging poets ~ everywhere ~ ~ ~

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    1. This fellow sat so long, it was as if he was posing. Or just tired. Smiles.

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  7. Hes sooo cute!!❤️ Thank you for the lovely pictures this week, Sherry❤️ sharing my poem Untitled (counting down hours before midnight) which was written for my sister. Happy Sunday, everyone!❤️

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    1. I can't wait to read it! Lovely that you wrote a poem for your sister.

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  8. Happy Victoria Day long weekend, Sherry, to you and all of our Canadian members, wherever, you may be living, now. Am sharing a very old poem that I wrote, in 2009, about a food allergy, I have to caffeine.

    If sugar feeders were placed outside of my apartment building, I would be see their ruby cousins, of your photos, Sherry. They used to visit my parents place, in Brampton, with all of the flowers that bloomed around the deck, that my dad built.

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    1. Oh, that deck sounds beautiful, Therisa. When I lived at the farm, we had five feeders on the go, around the house, and the hummers were insatiable all summer, and so many of them. Here, most of them have now dispersed, to nesting grounds, or have moved farther north. I was alarmed, so asked a birder who lives across the hall, and he said this is normal here. Whew. I thought a plague had hit them.

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    1. Hi Barbara. Lovely to see you, as always.

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  10. Good morning, poet friends! Lovely to see you all here. I hope the sun is shining on you, wherever you are in the world. I am so ready for a round of poetry! Diving in!

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  11. such character in something so small Sherry - I mean the little bird of course! a fleeting visit today as I prepare for a holiday - will be sorry to miss the Wednesday's prompt. Love C S Lewis - he restores my faith!

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    1. Really like the photos, Sherry. I think they do pose for us on occasion...and am always grateful when that happens,

      Elizabeth

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    2. Have a wonderful holiday, Laura. Elizabeth, I am remembering some beautiful bird photos you have captured!

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  12. Those are great photos.....the feathers come through so tangibly. Thanks, Sherry. And, happy Sunday, everyone.

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  13. Luv the birdie pics, happy Sunday everyone

    much love...

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    1. Happy to see you, Gillena. Thanks for stopping by.

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  14. Good Morning! Great to see the the birds outside the Pantry window :)
    Off to my 10 yr. old grandson's B'day party. I'll be back soon as I can for some delightful readings.
    ZQ

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    1. Enjoy the celebration, kiddo! I have a great grandson who is ten. I am that old. LOL.

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  15. Hi Friends....I am back at the Pantry after some weeks away. Thank you, Sherry, for keeping the Pantry going so well in my absence!! I will "officially" be returning in June.... Looking forward to reading the poems of many of you today!!

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    1. Mary! YAY! SO lovely to see you. Everyone is eagerly awaiting your return in June. We miss you. Hope you have had a restful time away.

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  16. Good morning, friends! Ah, the birds are always there, inspiring to create, to write... Today I'm posting my #3 Inspirational Tarot haiku, but you are welcome to read all 4 small poems. Thank you so much! Have a happy Sun-Day!

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  17. What a little beauty! I love these pictures!

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    1. With no dog now, the only living things I have to tend are my potted tulips and my hummingbirds. They have to do! I do get to borrow a dog sometimes, for beach walks.

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  18. Oh Sherry what sweet pictures! You're loving it aren't you. So glad for you!

    Hope everyone has a magnificent week.

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    1. Myrna, yesterday we had the first farmers' market on the village green which was wonderful, and today I am hopping a boat to Clayoquot Island which is open to the public this weekend only......it is full of trails and gardens and I will bring back photos to blog.........

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    2. Ha, there are so many tourists in town the line up is hundreds long, so I voted no. Sigh. Hopefully through local connections I can go another time without the thundering herd along. I so hoped for photos.

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  19. So good to see so many poets back.

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