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Sunday, October 3, 2010

POETRY POTLUCK - Nature's Elements: Air, Water, Fire, Earth

It's Monday - POTLUCK time again!!!!

Hello and WELCOME back to Poetry Potluck!!! 

After three fantastic AND eventful weeks of potlucking, we (Amanda and Kavita) are back with yet another beautiful week of love, sharing, and FUN!  Party along... breathe in the cool air, take a splash in the pool, dig up some fresh earth and let those flames of ideas light up some potluck candles!!!! 

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 Nature's Elements: Air, Water, Fire and Earth . So let your imagination fly high... 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!!
News Flash!! The theme for next week is "Beaches and Mountains"... We figured, letting you know the theme in advance will give you more time to prepare yourself with poems for next week.

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: desktopnex and deviantart.com)

What it's all about

Atmosphere beckons
Instant soothing soothes the soul
Rustling leaves aloft

Waves prancing gaily
Amour's fluid harmony
Trickling through forests
Elegance and force now fused
Ripples form inside the mind

Flickering torches guide
Illuminating each bend
Raging emotions defend
Eruptions that can't hide

Essence of mankind
Absorbing good and evil
Recycler of life
Terrains of feelings scattered
Heaven and Hades found right here


RiikaInfinityy said...

Time for some elements fun~~~:D~~~~Have a great week ahead everyone^^~

Water | Fire | Elementalist


Linda Bob Grifins Brin Korbetis said...

love the theme,
love the poem and the perfect rhythms in it too...

Kavita, amanda, and Riika, you girls rule!

I am impressed,
I am tickled!
Have Fun!

Brian said...

Thanks for the invite. I linked to a new poem and one old one from the archives. Enjoy the week.

Kavita said...

@Riika: "Elementary" indeed! ;-)
Thanks sweetie!!! LOVE your promptness here!!

@Jingle: We are VERY VERY happy you enjoyed this one... Birthday gift for you, J! ;-)

@Brian: We delighted to have 2 of your poems here... hurrraaayy!!! Thank you for the support!!! :)))

batsick said...

I submitted TWO poems. One with an alternate ending.

Amanda said...

Very excited to be here this week again, thanks Kavz, Riika and Ji...ENJOY the reading everyone and remember to link up to 3 poems (old one's as well) Big hugs to all:) :)

Kavita said...

@Shigune: That's fantastic, S!! Thank you for submitting... Hope you are having fun here...

@Amanda: Guuuurrrllll... I am just as excited as you!! Hurraaayyy!!! Such a happy place to be! :)) Thanks for everything, sweetie!

Anonymous said...

I posted two just slightly used ones ;) - but they fit the theme; hopefully I'll come up with a new one too. Love the theme.

Hey Ji, it's your birthday??

Anonymous said...

Happy to be back w/ my dish of words!

Anonymous said...

here is mine for the pot..

Linda Bob Grifins Brin Korbetis said...

Mt birthday is October 2nd, no big deal..
your coming is the best birthday gift for me..
Welcome aboard, everyone!

Anonymous said...

Happy belated birthday Ji - hope you had a good one!

Amanda said...

@ Ruth...Very happy to see you here Ruth...older and used ones are just perfect!! Enjoy the reading :)

@ Ms M....your dish of words are just wonderful, happy to see you here Marilynn!! Hugs xx

@ Fiveloaf...You are always a treasure Fiveloaf...thanks for linking!!

@ Jingle...Happy Birthday Jingle x

JamieDedes said...

Advance notice is good. Thanks! ... meanwhile older poems!?!? :-)

Great job and cheerful as always. Thank you so much ladies. Fab poem...everything is perfect and welcoming.

Happy Potluck everybody ...

Bon Appétit,

P.S. - @gospelwriter "slightly used" or much loved :-)

Harshika said...

My links for week 3




Anonymous said...

Fantastic idea to give advance notice...here is my entry :-)

Uncle Tree said...

Have you ever seen the moon catch fire? Naturally, Uncle Tree was in his element when he wrote this one ;)

Amanda and Kavita: Thanks again for the invite! I look forward to reading from a few of the poets I've yet to meet here, and from those who are so kind as to come and visit my neck of the woods.

Chris G. said...

Excellent theme, and a great poem to start us out with. Love what you did there ;)

Anonymous said...

Hello all
Here's my submission for te potluck..it's vegetarian.
Selfless life
Sorry I haven't been around lately,..kinda got stuck in a rabbit hole since thursday.
Happy potluck all!

Dennis Go said...

Hello everybody! Glad to be part of this Poetry Potluck! :)

Uma Anandane said...

Yes,finally I came up with a poem on the four elements of Nature

Anonymous said...

May be my last potluck for a bit; I'm moving this Sunday :) BUT anyway I've entered an old one this week, enjoy!


River said...

Great theme for this week. I do have to ask again if my new blog on blogger can be added to the blog roll for when I have new posts. If its confusing that I have two I would prefer this one (http://riversruminations.blogspot.com/) then the other. Thank you

Uma Anandane said...

HI Amanda and Kavitha,
My feel that my blo"Inside My Poem Book" is missing from your blogroll which was there before.Could you please check it up?

Anonymous said...

Hello all,
Poeted my link and linked you into it.
Many thanks

Thoughts Not Lost said...

Yay! Potluck Monday. Here's my entry:


Thanks for the heads up on next week's theme, I will be sure to write something with that in mind for next time.

Anonymous said...

fantastic poem and theme. a very beautiful choice amanda, kavita.

will post mine in my blog in the same post. :)

will let you know after posting.


Bubba said...

I'm in!

Anonymous said...

you guys do a fantastic job....

one request pls this blog looks too girly Men like me need some colors and stuff to make us feel comfortable too :D

Anonymous said...

one old and one new this week. love the theme!

thanks as always, guys :)




Doubtfulpoet said...

I'm going to post this one. My blog is a work in progress getting marked for uni, so I'll take more care next week with the pot as in luck lol :P

Hope you are well babes!! We all loves the Jingle!


Amanda said...

@ Jamie...good to see you in and we thought advance notice is good too. Happy reading my friend xx

@ Harshika...Great to have you linked and enjoy the read. Hugs x

@ Susan...Whoohooo, can't wait to read what you have for us :) Happy Potluck reading my friend x

@ Uncle Tree....Loved how your note started..you are most welcome and we are thrilled that you're here. It is awesome to see so many new poets linking. Thanks and happy reading my friend.

@ Chris G...Thanks Chris, I am smiling from ear to ear, happy you like the theme and more so to have you here:) x

@ Woih...That's ok, we all get busy as life happens, just very glad you made it here. Happy potluck to you too my friend x

@ Dennis Go.. And we are more happy to see you linked here my friend. Welcome and happy reading x

@ Uma...Whoohooo...will be over to read it shortly my friend...thanks so much for linking and happy reading xx

@ Kieraville....I hope the move goes smoothly and that you'll join us soon again :) Thanks for linking this week...sending you much love xx

@ River...I will send an email to Riika, our technical girl, right away...she is asleep still at this time but will have it sorted in the morning...thanks darling and will keep my eye on it. Mwah xx

@ Uma...will get Rikka to have a look...no worries xxx

@ Kashaw...happy to have you here darling...and we thank YOU for linking xx

@ Thoughts not Lost...happy to see you as always...and thanks for linking Yahhhhhh oxox

@ Trisha...Thanks girlfriend, you always support us and for that we say thank you :) xx

@ Eric...Big hugs and thanks my friend...happy reading :) xx

@ Wiser...Will take note of this and talk too Jingle about this. LOLOL..thanks for linking xx

@ Arspoetica ..You rock girlfriend...so happy to see you in. Big hugs xx

Anonymous said...

Joined the Potluck! What fun!

Anonymous said...

Great theme :)
Although i don't have a specific poem on elements, this one is an acrostic poem on beverage, water, that is :D

Thanks for the wonderful Potluck, Kavita and Amanda :)

william manson said...

always a pleasure being part of this awsome day xxx

Lisa said...

Fantastic poems very articulate.

Dillon said...

I don't have one about the elements, but I have this that I would like to share:

I have, however, been inspired to do one about each element :)

dasuntoucha said...

You guys really do make poetry FUN!!! (^_^) Thank You ;-)

Lovely Annie said...

Whew! Running late!!! Here is my poem!


I can't wait to read all the poetic beauty present!

Eaton Bennett aka Berenice Albrecht said...

Hi everyone, great themes for this week. I have one up already, see what else I can come up with. Have a wonderful Monday and week.


Eaton Bennett aka Berenice Albrecht said...

I've linked three poems. My sincere thanks for the opportunity to show my poetry on your site. I appreciate it very much.

Eaton. :))

Amanda said...

@ tasithoughts...FUN FUN FUN to see you linked my friend. Enjoy xxx

@ Imagina...You are so welcome my dear friend, we are very happy to see you linked here. Does not have to be about the theme, you could link older poems too xx

@ William...and it is ALWAYS a pleasure seeing you joining in William. Hugs x

@ Lisa...Thanks for that kind compliment my friend, lovely to have you here.

@ Dillon...glad we could inspire you but does not have to be about the theme, you can link up to 3 poems here, older ones are just fine. Happy reading my friend x

@ Dasuntoucha...and you make it fun for us to see you here!!! Hugs x

@ Lovely Annie...never ever too late girlfriend...lovely to see you here :)

@ Eaton...We appreciate your presence and linking with Potluck so very much my friend...awesome work and happy reading!!

Bob Messer said...

My link for the potluck:


Now I am off to read some poems...

Punam said...

Hi Jingle!! I've linked two of my poems here for Monday Potluck. :)
Thanks for inviting me.. you and Olivia too. :) I'm still finding my way around your wonderful blog.

Unknown said...

Thank you Jingle for the kind invitation to post here at your site:)

Annie Jeffries said...

Dear Olivia,

I hope to get back to this in the next few weeks. Am spending a lot of my time (all of it, in fact) at the hospital with my husband. His appendix ruptured and things have not been good. I look forward to participating again down the line.

All my best,

Anonymous said...

Awesome poem,
Here are my links - I hope I've done things correctly. I'm a touch a brain dead with this type of thing!

Water: http://notjeffery1.wordpress.com/2010/09/10/breaks/

Earth: http://notjeffery1.wordpress.com/2010/08/11/we/

Fire: http://notjeffery1.wordpress.com/2010/10/05/burn/

Thanks for the opportunity!

Wild Rose said...

Hey sweetie, thanks for the invite along again let me see what i can share today :)

rashmi said...

Here is my entry about water....

Anonymous said...

thanks for the invite, have posted three recent poems ...one with a tenuous connection to the theme.
good to see advance notice of next weeks subject...something to chew on...off to check my fellow scribes now ...cneers! :-))

Olivia said...

Punam: You are so welcome girlie.. I read some of your huge comments. Enjoy the buzz and chill around..
Happy Potluck. xox

Annie: God Bless- very thoughtful of you to have come over to post a comment here.. Blessing for your husband. Wishing him a speedy recovery and a complete healing..
Do take care of yourself..
Would be very happy to see you around- soon.. :D xoxox

Olivia said...

Mandies and Kavz: This theme surely rocks.. choices and the going back to the basics..
I am so loving declaring the theme in advance. xox

Jingle: it's fun and once again, wishing you loads of fun too. Hope your B'de celebrations were blasting.. :D

Lyn said...

Love your poem..intense and original..and thanks for having me here..I think Fire is good for me!!

dldselfnarration said...

wow, still need to get the sand out of my eyes, but I will return later to devour more words, more thoughts and maybe I'll lend you more than my ear, but will script one, two, three of my own!
Thanks Jingle, Denise (dldselfnarration.wordpress.com)

Kristen Haskell said...

I have been pretty sick for the past two days. I am sincerely going to try to get at least one poem up today.

Anonymous said...

Wow you guys are doing a great job!!!
I love the theme and would like to compose a new poem for the potluck but since I'm extremely busy these days I'm linking an old one this time :( . Hope it goes with the theme..
Will be here every now and then to read other poems..
Thank you all for this wonderful treat!!
Loves :)

Anonymous said...

This is great! Added 3 poems.. :)

Anonymous said...

I included my link, but then I realized there was a theme to the Potluck... sorry. But, i guess you could call "love" an element...anyway... :) heartspell

ChildofaGodUnseen said...

This is my first time doing this, I'm not sure if I did it right?

Anonymous said...

Hey Ji, thanks for inviting me! I've put up an old poem for now, but I'll write something new for next week! Hopefully I did it right :D

Anonymous said...

Those were wonderful acros !! love reading them :)

My entry here :


thank you for the great inspiring words !

Bing Yap said...

sorry i'm late again.. but better late than never, right? i have linked in. ;)

thanks for hosting, kavita and amanda. that is a lovely poem!

Anonymous said...

Hello ladies. Looks like you're doing a wonderful job as usual. I am going to have to pass on the potluck this week as I have overbooked my life :). Keep up the lovely work!

rashmi said...

Would like to share my new one with you all...
Thank you.

Ana Goncalves said...

What a beautiful idea! Jingle invited me over and interestingly enough I wrote a poem about the elements of nature yesterday so it seems to coincide perfectly with this event. Your work is blessed everywhere you go Jingle, and all those that work with you. Much love and peace to all. :)

Marinela said...

Thanks for inviting me :)
Here are my link Short Poems

Stan said...


Patent Agent said...

Fantastic! I love these mnemonic style poems, I always found them so useful for revision at school!