Sunday, June 21, 2020

Writers' Pantry #25: Summer Solstice

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"The beauty of that June day was almost staggering. After the wet spring, everything that could turn green had outdone itself in greenness and everything that could even dream of blooming or blossoming was in bloom and blossom. The sunlight was a benediction. The breezes were so caressingly soft and intimate on the skin as to be embarrassing." ― Dan Simmons, Drood.

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

Summer arrives in her own time, wafting gently in on a Spring wind and wakening with the type of warmth that flows directly to the core. You must have guessed by now that I have a thing for beautiful buildings and landscapes! Guilty as charged. On my balcony, I enjoy the breeze, the sunset and sometimes the misty rain. I fill whatever space which isn't occupied with potted plants and love the riot of bloom afterwards. 

I find pleasure in simple, everyday things. Cooking for instance has become a new past time around the house along with playing online Tambola with friends. Because at the end of the day, we each have to ensure our nerves are calm and at rest. The pandemic is still very much prevalent throughout the world and hearts are aching due to bedlam and chaos. But, we have each other! So, let's not lose hope at the moment. As Albert Schweitzer wisely stated; "At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us."

Announcements and Reminders: 

The topic for next Weekly Scribblings is "Well, That Was Unexpected." Rommy would like us to shape our artistry around the word "unexpected." She says that we need not use the word itself but should atleast incorporate our thoughts and feelings around the idea of the 'unexpected,' into our creation.

Rosemary enlightened us with "Wild Fridays #24: The Living Dead," where she features Archibald Macleish and his famous poem Ars Poetica. Do scroll back and check it out in case you have missed it. It's an absolute feast for the intellect!

Remember, you have one whole week to participate in prompts now. Just keep in mind that some people may have moved on to their next project after a couple of days, so an entry 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, articles, essays) feel free to link anything old or new 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 reading you all with a some refreshing lemonade. See you on the trail! πŸ’˜

15 comments:

  1. Lovely to have the Pantry come around again for our participation. Thanks, Sanaa.

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    1. PS I think I'll skip the lemonade and have a nice warming herbal tea!

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    2. Ofcourse πŸ˜ƒ after all it's Winter Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere. Happy Sunday, Rosemary!πŸ’˜πŸ΅

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  2. Thanks to our hostess Sanaa for encouraging us again today to write. Happy Sunday everyone

    much love...

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    1. Thank you so much, Gillena πŸ˜ƒ heading over to read you! Happy Sunday!πŸ’˜πŸΉ

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  3. Good day, everyone! and thank you, Sanaa, for hosting the Pantry. πŸ˜ƒ
    Our lockdown here just ended and the country is cautiously re-opening with some adjustments. I am posting some stuff i wrote during the lockdown.

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    1. Good to see you, Lee San!πŸ˜ƒ I hope the re-opening proves to be advantageous and that no further problems arise. Heading over to read you. Happy Sunday!πŸ’˜πŸΉ

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  4. In New York City, we are about to start Phase 2 of reopening. This includes things like restaurants, camping grounds, hair salons and barbershops. Some of the way they are planning to keep social distance are... interesting. I guess we'll hope for the best and see.

    I hope everyone in the Northern Hemisphere had a good Summer Solstice and a fantastic Winter Solstice for our friends in the Southern Hemisphere.

    Thank you for hosting, Sanaa.

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    1. We are facing an entirely opposite situation here with rangers patrolling the streets to maintain order. The coming weeks will determine what transpires next.

      Happy Summer Solstice to you and yours!πŸ’˜πŸΉ

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  5. I always look forward to the Writers' Pantry. Happy Sunday to Sanaa and everyone!

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    1. Thank you so much, Jenna!πŸ˜ƒ Heading over to read you!πŸ’˜πŸΉ

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  6. Hello! I am happy that I found this blog of fine writing. Now I will follow the updates and visit frequently. I used to be an active blogger ten years ago. Now I am back and I am glad to see that there are still interesting things happening in the blog world.
    Best wishes
    Jenny
    https://www.jennyenochsson.se/

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  7. Thank you for the "Unsusoecting" prompt. I wasn't aware of the short timespan, maybe ?? hours as Thursday just bloomed here. So mine won't reach Mr. Linky's eyes or ears.
    I started earlier but just finished it now. I think I met your criteria and would would be pleased for you to read it. Perhaps I'll stick it on the Sunday next open subjects.
    https://jimmiehov6.blogspot.com/2020/06/a-flirty-and-winky-poem.html?m=1
    ..

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