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Sunday, October 10, 2010

POETRY POTLUCK - Beaches and Mountains...

It's Monday - POTLUCK time again!!!!

Hello and WELCOME back to Poetry Potluck!!! 

In a flash, four fun and fabulous potluck weeks are over, and now we are into the fifth!! And once again, we (Amanda and Kavita) are as pleased as ever to welcome you into a peaceful world of beaches and mountains and cool breezes and calm lakes... Take a deep breath, and BEGIN!!!! 

Register yourself (with your name and the link to your potluck entry) using InLinkz below, and leave a comment with a pointer to your post! It would be great if you could link back to us on your blog!!!  Once you are done with this, visit other participants, read their entries, comment, AND ENJOY!!!  The theme for this week is Beaches and Mountains. So let your imagination soar along the heights, and immerse in the silky sands... write on! Of course, you can always submit any poem of your choice as well... 

Remember: Every week, InLinkz will be up on Sunday, at 8pm (CDT), and will stay open till Wednesday, 8am (CDT). So you will have 60 hours to share up to 3 poems with us...HOW COOL IS THAT!!
Flash Forward!! We have been too good thus far. We decided to break the spell, and the theme for next week will be "Seven DEADLY Sins"... You will have a week to prepare your poems for this theme.. :)

With this, LET'S GET STARTED with this week's potluck!!!! Watch the VIDEO here and let those creative spirits flow!!! Thanks for joining in and supporting your fellow poets and our favorite Poetry Potluck!!!

(Image courtesy: photobucket.com)

“ocean calling”

from the mountains I long for the far away sea
in the dewy mist of morning
I stand on a peak 'neath a clear blue sky
beaming sunlight mountain adorning
like purple pleats of royal robes
over granite shoulders falling
flow riveled foothills and deeping hallows
ancient echoes of the ocean calling
from near the horizon beyond the offing
drawing my eye to that blanket of blue
waves as they rush upon a golden shore
carry this mountain heart of mine
the foothills and hallows of a mountain heart
across the roaming, foaming sea to you

©tlh 10/8/2010
       Thanks Tracy, you can visit Tracy's blog here:


Linda Bob Grifins Brin Korbetis said...

It's very creative to honor a poet's theme poem in the post, wow, one poem from a special poet shines among more than 100 poets, upon more than 200 entries, it serves everyone a authentic and delicious dish...

love the poem, Tracy.
Enjoyed the entire post, Amanda and Kavita...

have fun, boys and girls...

Ramesh Sood said...

Jingle.. not on theme but putting my entries of some poems I hold close to my heart.. sharing here with the community..

Kavita said...

@Jingle: Thank you for the kind appreciation towards our effort... it is very encouraging... we really value it!!

@Tracy: Thank you so much for gracing us with such a beautiful poem on our theme for this week... we are more than honored to feature your poem here,....

@Ramesh: It's perfectly alright if you have submitted poem(s) not based on the theme.. we are super glad to just have you here!!! Thank you so much for your appreciation..

Anonymous said...

Thanks for using my poem.

dasuntoucha said...

Thanks for the inspirational theme ladies (^_^) I definitely enjoy POTLUCK!

Rinkly Rimes said...

Mountains and beaches have been the background to most of my life. My effort isn't poetic in a sense but it's heartfelt. And the accompanying verses are lyrical to make-up for that.

Anonymous said...

P.S. I love the video! :)

Anonymous said...

posted mine ji.. http://fiveloaf.wordpress.com/2010/01/08/quiet-desperation/

Juice Box said...

Being up in the mountains is the best feeling. There's so much time to breath and think deeply.

Someone is Special said...

Mine is up..

Someone please help me linking in as I am still not able to sort out the issue (from my side)..


Rhyme Of Twin Soul

Last time I missed to hop in just because of these issues and moreover I am not able to read others too. But this time i will make sure that am reading most of the poems from my wonderful writers list..

--Someone Is Special--

TALON said...

Tracy's poem is lovely! Looking forward to all the wonderful poetry this week!

Anonymous said...

hi y'all-- sorry to be out of touch this week-- lots of stuff swirling. But I wouldn't miss potluck for anything. No beach or mountains though... sorry!

Olivia said...

As usual, I am loving the buzz here- super treat everyone..!!

Mandie/Kavz- You girls work no less to make the Mondays happening. It's been a few weeks- ever since you have done the Potluck, that Blue is only a color now..!! And a very sensual one at that- LOLss
I crazily look forward to Mondays now.. Lovies for both of you xoxoxox

For everyone linking here- this is how Monday works- by calling for a Party right bang on the beginning of a week.. lounge around and keep coming back on all Mondays..

Happy Potluck everyone.. xoxox

Unknown said...

thank you again for providing this forum...
this past week has been a tough one for me, so i'm linking a very short poem that i wrote four years ago...
it is about metaphorical mountains...

Anonymous said...

hi! its my first time here and i've posted two of my poems closest to nature.. i hope it fits..

Anonymous said...

you again picked up two of my favourite things jingle. love you for that.

thanks for giving me a chance to compliment tracy.

her blog requires to be logged in for comment, so i have been deprived to share with her how beautifully she writes.

what a brilliant piece of poetry. a realy poetry. thanks for sharing it with all of us Tracy and Jingle.

Let our small group of friends relish every moment we are together.

Long live PP (Poetry Potluck) and TRP (Thursday Rally 4 poets).

I will post my poem in "free soul" as usual.

love 4 all.


Amanda said...

@ Tracy...so proud of you and thanks for the honor of to feature your poem here...The video rocks...and I know how much you love their music!! xxx

@ dusuntoucha....thanks so much for linking ...we are just so thrilled to have you here!! Happy reading my friend xxx

@ Rinkly...I am soooo happy I have found you on here, not only are you from Somerset West in South Africa....you also live in Australia right now...how lucky are we to have you here!!! Awesome my dear friend and thanks so much for honoring us with your presence ...Hugs xxx

@ Fiveloaf....I am always so happy to see you here, you have never ever failed to support us in any way and for that I thank you from the heart!! Hugs xx

@ Juice Box...I cannot agree with you more, we can be fee and happy!!! So happy to have you here in our presence and am looking forward to read your work ...Hugs xx

@ Someone is Special....I will get our technical guru, Riika to look at this my friend. We will get it sorted as soon as possible. Thanks for linking so much xxx

@ Talon....I agree, he's poem is just wonderful...can't wait to read to read your either, enjoy my friend and thanks so much for always supporting us xxx

@ Ms M....I am so happy to see you here, I know how busy your life is right now but always your support has been wonderful...much love my friend and see you somewhere on a page :) :) xxx

@ Olivia...yeahhhhh...a BLUE party is what we will have...thanks for all your help girlfriend...biggest hugs always and you are such a star!!!

@ Gary...we are sooooo very happy to see you here my friend...we love metaphorical mountains but most of all...we love you linking and being here xoxox

@ hopepoh...It is just awesome to have you linked here...can't wait to read your work and hope this is a first of many more to come... YOU ROCK and happy reading my friend xxx

Amanda said...

@ Trisha...thanks so much for your lovely comment on Tracy's poem ...He will be so happy to hear it!! I will let him have a look why you could not log in. Enjoy this week's Potluck my friend and so appreciate your support always xxx

Anangkr said...


this is 1st post to any mass gathering as this.
tried my best to write suitable lines, hope I would be fulfilling the standards here.
If not, would try to improve in near future.

Anonymous said...

"Climb every mountain,
forge every stream,
follow every rainbow
'till you find your dream."

More than happy to oblige --

Tracy: Excellent poem...really! And, perfectly fitting. Peace, Uncle Tree

Eaton Bennett aka Berenice Albrecht said...

WOW! Mondays are coming around very quickly...my three poems are linked.

I love how Tracy's piece flows, great choice of word endings, they work beautifully together. It took my emotions where I would bodily very much like to go. Thanks everyone, have a great Monday and week. :))

Anonymous said...

i am systematically going through the posts and loving the individuality and abundant talent showcased. I have strayed from the theme but i will make up for it before week end. Love you all

Lyn said...

This was an immediate turn on for me!! Thanks for your great themes!

actober said...

I love the idea of this blog. I posted the link to my entire blog itself so feel free to read.

annell4 said...

When I entered my name, something went wrong? I'm thinking it's red stars? I love the header, thanks.

ZENDOM said...

I think these are pretty good poems Jingle, enjoy as well...




Lovely Annie said...

I have not posted yet! but I will. Helping my bro study for ACT this am so I will be doing my own creative writing this afternoon! I cant wait to start reading everyone's poetry!!

Anonymous said...

Glad I could join another one of these events. :]

Bernadine said...

I really appreciate the invitation to come here, and apologize that it took me so long. It looks like a wonderful group of people here and I look forward to reading your great poems. Thank you :)

Anonymous said...

I posted a second one just now; this one is on theme, but it's a story rather than a poem - is that ok?

Anonymous said...

Brilliant poem has been featured. Great work Tracy!

Here is the link for mine: http://deadpoet88.wordpress.com/2010/04/05/drunken-spirit/

Apologies that I couldn't write one for the theme, haven't really had the time to sit and write lately. The one above is one of my older pieces, but a piece I'm very very proud of. Thanks a lot for hosting this! :)

Amanda said...

@ ... Anurag...we are so happy to have you linked for the first time...your work is perfect...it does not have to be about the theme...you can upload 3 poems here, your earlier work will be fine. There are so much talent all around, just read other poets work too as you go along. Thanks so much and welcome!!

@ me2watson....You Rock Uncle Tree...thanks so much for those words...(want to sing along) tra lalalala :) Thanks for linking and big hugs xxx

@ Eaton...Thanks and so nice to see you every week...I am sure Tracy will enjoy your compliment so very much. Big hugs xxx

@ Unprecedentedintellectial...it is quite ok if you link something else my friend, just so happy to have you here...happy reading and mwah oxox

@ Lyn...Whoohooo...so happy you enjoyed and thanks so much for linking!! You can link up to 3 poems and does not always have to be about the theme :) Hugs oxoxox and happy reading xxx

@ actober..very happy you linked, you can actually link 3 of your favourite and older poems here, (does not have to be about the theme)..Thanks so much and happy reading oxox

@ Annell...the red star next to your name means it is you LOL...I had the same thought the very first time xxx Thanks so much for linking and happy reading xxx

@ Dom...Thanks so much Dom...awesome work and can't wait to read. Happy reading and see you on a page oxox

@ Annie...You're fine girlfriend, just taking the time and coming here means the world already. Take care see you soon. Mwah xxx

@ Panda Wold...(love the name) we are very happy to see you linked and remember you can post 3 of your poems...older ones will be fine as well. xx

@ Bernadine...we are sooo very happy to have you here, thanks so very much for joining this wonderful community and remember you can link 3 of your older poems here...does not have to be the theme. Happy reading xoxoxox

WistfulNostalgia said...

I got the 100th person! :)

2zpoint said...

The poem that is starting us off really sets the bar high!I can only imagine the great things that I will read. It really creates an exciting atmosphere.

Anonymous said...

Just submitted my entry to the potluck. Love it and cannot wait to read other entries!

Anonymous said...

Kavita, Amanda, Jingle & Olivia - you guys are awesome (so what's new). Thanks for inviting me in.

Always a pleasure to see a comment or two ;-)

Anonymous said...

yaay!! another potluck...will try to post something nice and new related to the theme this time. But until I come up with a new poem please enjoy reading an old one which kind of suits the theme..

rashmi said...

Tracy's poem is lovely..
Here is my entry for the potluck...

Anonymous said...

Here's a second one...hope you'll like it!! And yes, I forgot to mention it in my last comment but the poem was very very beautiful!! And so was the video...great job again guys :)

Lovely Annie said...

I've linked three in! The first one is a wild write! the other two are very different from each other...the last one is very old and I dont think it has ever made it out of my 2006 journal until now! enjoy!

I send love to you all!! and thanks for sharing juicy poetic morsels at pot luck!

Anonymous said...

Feels good to jump in. I look forward to reading and enjoying the poss. - bill


TWBW said...

Hi Jingle! Thx so much for the invite! I adore all the chances I get to read your stuff & other gr8 poets from your blog. :) I am not able to participate for a few weeks unfortunately. Please don't forget about me, I'll be back I think. Just LOVE your new blog design!!! Looks great! :)

Vinay Leo R. said...

Put in 3 of my recent poems :)

The Morning Mist one is sort of theme related, the other two aren't!

Happy Potluck! :D

Olivia said...

@ Bev: Congratulations.. :D

@ 2zpoint: Thanks a bunch for appreciating- loads of yummy treats posted here. Hope you are enjoying!!

@ JP (tasithoughts): So can't we..!!

@ Keshav: The pleasures completely ours.. It was so wonderful that you joined in..

@ asmiworld: All entries are most welcome.. Thanks for sharing this!!

@ Lovely Annie: 2006..? Are we so lucky to be reading such beautiful treasury here.. Remember, the older the wine; the better tasting it is..?

@ Bill (beginningpoetry): Please feel at home. This is where the Party happens.. Move around and enjoy.. have fun :D

@ TWBW: Sure, we are around here. Do join in as soon as you can.. Every treat counts..!

@ LEO: A very Happy Potuck to you too.. :) Have fun and enjoy!!

Marlee-I Mystic said...

Thank you for this forum. It is a wonderful place to express and give feedback. Reminds me of my days in college writing classes, but without the pressure. Just what I needed!

Anonymous said...

I have a poem for the Seven Deadly Sins :D

Anonymous said...

Thanks Jingle, Amanda and Kavita!! Your enthusiasm is unbelievable, you are so committed, we are all truly lucky that you chanced upon us.. :) Beaches and Mountains, love the theme, makes me escape on a vacation, but reality bites ;) I don't have a big bucket of poetry that I can dig out of like how create magic with your words every single day, but I want to submit "Festival of lights!" as my entry for this week! Thanks for your gesture and inviting me.

ani_aset said...




All very old poems wrote them in 1998

Harshika said...

Hey i submitted my poem and linked in


Eaton Bennett aka Berenice Albrecht said...

Sadly, quite a few of the links don't work. Maybe we should all check our links when we post them...just a thought. It's a shame not to be able to read those poems.
Eaton. :)

Anonymous said...

thanks for this nice post 111213