Sunday, April 19, 2020

Writers' Pantry #16: April prepares us for what's to come ahead

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"The seasonal urge is strong in poets. Milton wrote chiefly in winter. Keats looked for spring to wake him up (as it did in the miraculous months of April and May, 1819). Burns chose autumn. Longfellow liked the month of September. Shelley flourished in the hot months. Some poets, like Wordsworth, have gone outdoors to work. Others, like Auden, keep to the curtained room. Schiller needed the smell of rotten apples about him to make a poem. Tennyson and Walter de la Mare had to smoke. Auden drinks lots of tea, Spender coffee; Hart Crane drank alcohol. Pope, Byron, and William Morris were creative late at night. And so it goes." ― Helen Bevington, When Found, Make a Verse of 


Greetings everyone! Hope you are safe and well! This is Sanaa and I am back with another exciting Writers' Pantry this Sunday.

First of all, congratulations to all of us who are currently engaged in April poem-a-day challenge; we have made it halfway through the month! Second, as you know we have "Earth Day," coming up on 22nd April. The theme this year is "climate action," as the world prepares to mark 50 years in celebration of this day. 

It is truly ironic how the pandemic has indicated the impact of human activity by suddenly shutting down all that serves to be a damper in the atmosphere. For instance, we are now aware that we can in fact do without a large portion of oil, gas and coal. 

Our world requires transformational change. The following days, weeks and months will hopefully determine how seriously we take it into account. 

Announcements and Reminders:

The topic for next Weekly Scribblings is "Re-Verse." Rommy wishes to keep things simple because they have been days ever since the pandemic when she has been grateful for simplicity. Stay tuned as she shares a list of words to choose from so as to entice our muses.

Rosemary enlightened us with "Wild Fridays #15: I Wish I'd Written This," where she features a small selection of haiku and senryu by Amy Losak which is inspired by the current pandemic. Do scroll back and check it out in case you have missed it! 

Remember, you now have one whole week to participate in prompts. Just keep in mind that some people may have moved on to their next project after a couple of days, so entries posted later might not receive many visitors.

For now, I invite you to share your entry as Poets and Storytellers United welcomes both poetry and prose (i.e. stories, essays, articles) feel free to link anything new or old and relish in the work of others. Also, if you opt to share prose then please keep it to 369 words or fewer.
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And now, without further ado, let us dive into the Pantry! Looking forward to grabbing a cup of tea and reading you all. See you on the trail! πŸ’

19 comments:

  1. Thank you for hosting, Sanaa. I am throwing my hat in the circle for this Sunday in April poetry writing month.

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    1. It's great to have you with us, Kerry!😍 Heading over to read you! Happy Sunday!πŸ’πŸΉ

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  2. Thanks for hosting Sanaa! Here's something I wrote yesterday. Now some lunch before more work in the garden.

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    1. Bon apetit!πŸ˜ƒ I enjoyed a glimpse into your Spring Day in the Garden. Happy Sunday!πŸ’πŸΉ

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  3. Delighted to have made it here this week. Happy Sunday everyone! Be safe! Thank you dear Sanaa for hosting! 🌹🌻

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    1. Thank you so much, Carrie πŸ˜ƒ heading over to read you! Stay safe, happy Sunday!🌹🌻

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  4. Thanks for your hosting here and prompting over at 'Toads', Sanaa. What with writing your own daily poems this month, you're a busy girl! And you make the internet a happier place.

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    1. Thank you so much, Rosemary πŸ˜ƒ it has certainly been a busy month for all of us! You are doing a fantastic job as well writing poems everyday and delighting us with your features on Fridays!πŸ’πŸΉ

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  5. Good morning Sanaa, and all writers.
    ZQ

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    1. Good morning, ZQ πŸ˜ƒ heading over to read you! Happy Sunday πŸ’πŸΉ

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  6. Great quote by Helen Bevington....inspired a couple of poems...Thank you.
    Enjoy your SUNDAY.

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    1. Thank you so much, Rall πŸ˜ƒ I found it quite pleasing and chose to share it. You too, enjoy your Sunday!πŸ’πŸΉ

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  7. Thank you dear hostess Sanaa for today's session
    Happy Sunday every one

    Be Safe

    much love...

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    1. Happy Sunday, Gillena! You too, stay safe!πŸ’πŸΉ

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  8. Hi Sanaa, Happy Sunday! I've posted the next installment of the Voodoo Annie story.

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    1. That's wonderful πŸ˜ƒ I so love your Voodoo Annie story! Heading over to read you. Happy Sunday!πŸ’πŸΉ

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    2. Oh, goody goody goody! I'll be hurrying on over too.

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  9. Happy Sunday, Sanaa and all contributors! <3

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    1. Happy Sunday, Jenna πŸ˜ƒ heading over to read you!πŸ’πŸΉ

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