Sunday, April 13, 2014

Poetry Pantry #197




At Bampton, England - where Downton Abbey is filmed



Bampton of Downton Abbey fame



Bampton

Bampton

Bampton

Bampton


Greetings, Poets!


Glad to see each of you here this week for Poetry Pantry  It is always enjoyable for me to get to know you through your poetry; and I hope you feel the same.  Admittedly, I personally appreciate those with whom there is a feeling of reciprocity, which makes for a feeling of community.  I think we ALL tend to visit (after a while) people with whom we reciprocate.

This week Jo-hanna has shared some fascinating photos from Bampton where the series Downton Abbey is filmed.  (Here in the US can see this series on our PBS stations, and it is a wonderful series.) She said it is only a few miles down the road from where she lives.  Bampton is located in the Thames Valley, has many 17th and 18th century houses, and is one of the oldest towns in England.

Be sure to visit Poets United tomorrow to see what Sherry Blue Sky  has planned to share.  Will it be a featured poet?  A featured blog?  Or a featured poem?

Glad to see the turnout  for  Mid-Week Motif Wednesday continues to be good.  We hope to see you this coming week for another challenging prompt by Susan Chast!

And on Friday, remember to see who Rosemary Nissen-Wade is featuring on her "I Wish I Had Written This" or "The Living Dead."

I issue an invitation here to those of you who participate in Poetry Pantry.  If YOU have special photos that you would like me to feature some week, let me know what kind of photos you have.  There are participants here from many different cities, many different countries.  I think it is great fun to see different areas featured. I am especially interested in scenic views of your area or an area you have visited.  Send inquiries first to dixibear@aol.com letting me know what you have.  I am interested in city or country views - in your home area or places you have traveled.

Anyway, with no further adieu, this is one of my favorite spaces to post poetry each week.  I hope you look forward to it too.  An older one or a new one, it's your choice.

Link your ONE poem.   Then leave a comment below. Then visit other poets.  And I will too.  (If I miss your poem, visit me, and I will visit you... I am like anyone else, appreciating reciprocity.) We ALL like comments, so if you link please DO spend time visiting others.  That is part of the fun as well.  We really like it if you link back to Poets United too, so we spread the Poetry Pantry word in the blogosphere.

Come back a few times on Sunday and Monday to see what's new.  Visit some strangers, and they will become new friends!  Making new friends and reading new poetry, what more could one want?

If you are on Facebook, look for us there as well. Join our site.  It is one more way to stay in touch!

And now...here is the procedure, for those who are new here:  Each Sunday we start a new post with a New Mr. Linky for you. This is so that you can post a link to a poem in your blog. The link will close Monday at 12:00 p.m. (CDT), but you can still visit the links of those who have posted them.

27 comments:

  1. Good morning, poets! Great photos! Thank you Jo-Hanna for sharing them with us. Happy Sunday everyone!

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  2. good morning to all! great photos, I love watching downton abbey!

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  3. Happy Sunday, Everyone. Looking forward to seeing what everyone shares today. Thanks to those who reciprocally participate, and always nice to see a few words here in the comments as well. I also do think the photos today are quite unique.

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  4. Hello friends a very Happy Sunday to you all...beautiful photos.. :)

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  5. Good morning,
    Happy Sunday everyone. How can it be otherewise, with the Paris-Roubaix cycle race as well as the Augusta Masters to entertain me today.
    And we are having the Sun in our Sunday today.
    Today I am linking an as yet unpolished sonnet in my April sonnet cycle. It will be polished hopefully, by Tuesday. Hard work, writing a daily sonnet.

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  6. I 'm a Downton Abbey fan...It's on t v tonight here down under.. How lucky Johanna is to live in such a beautiful part of England.Lovely photos.

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  7. Good morning, everyone. I'm very pleased to be with you all on this Sunday, although there doesn't appear to be much sun where I am! Happy Reading...

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  8. Good Morning to All and my contribution ~

    http://poeticocean.blogspot.com/2014/04/for-poets-united-poetry-pantry-197-road.html

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  9. Happy Sunday everyone! Today I linked one of my poems from last year that didn't get much love.. ;)

    http://thetigerssterne.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/19-secret-of-blue-mountains.html

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  10. very cool....my wife loves Downton...and i watch as well...smiles.

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  11. Thanks for the pictures Jo-Hanna ~ Happy Sunday everyone ~

    It's a lovely spring- is- coming- weather here in Toronto, Canada ~

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  12. How lovely to wake to the site of Downton! Neat to know someone who lives in the vicinity and testifies that is is a real place. Ha! I'm posting one of my Day 12 poems-- grateful to have your poetry with my coffee.

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  13. Happy Sunday to all! It's close midnight to where I live & have just got home after attending my sister's graduation in College. She graduated Magna Cum Laude & i'm just a proud brother. I can never be prouder at the moment. Smiles. Lovely historic photos!

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    1. Kelvin, congratulations to your sister. I am sure your whole family is proud. Good yo see you here in the pantry as well.

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  14. wonderful Pictures! ...and a good morning to all.
    ZQ

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  15. Good morning all! Happy to be here although I am dealing with taxes and bronchitis today--

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  16. Jo-Hanna, how wonderful to live close to such a historic and beautiful site. Thanks for the photos. Mary, thanks for making sure the Pantry opens faithfully every Sunday - what would we do without it? I am, as always, late to the feast, where I am it is 9:30 a.m., and I have a cup of coffee in my immediate future. Then I will be Plunging In!

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  17. The photos are magnificent makes you feel like you are there. I had some fun tweekiing an old piece. Happy sunny Sunday to each of you!

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  18. It's my first time here. I googled around for a poetry community after dVerse stopped doing weekly open links. I found it really helped me produce more poetry. I do look forward to visiting other poets, a few whose names/blogs I recognize. Thanks for hosting.

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    1. Colleen, definitely good to see you here.

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  19. Just returned from a week in NYC. Wonderful to be there. Wonderful to be home!

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    1. Always great to be in NYC...and always good to be home as well.

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  20. wow, it's been a while since I posted here. Great poems everyone!

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  21. Here is my combo of Magpie Tales + Sunday Whirl. Enjoyed photos! Thank you for sharing, Jo-hanna and Mary!

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  22. Poetry Pantry amazing photos -my contribution and a different link-hope it comes out right
    http://anjuwriter.blogspot.com/2014/04/for-poets-united-poetry-pantry-197.html

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    1. The link that is in #15 already was corrected by me & works, and several people have already commented on that link. Your latest link (mentioned above) was removed from Mr. Linky, as we all just share one poem a week....that gives us time to visit other poets as well who have also posted their one poem.

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