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Sunday, November 14, 2010

POETRY POTLUCK - Moods, Feelings and Emotions...

Hey peeps, it's Monday!!! Time for you-know-what...Here at you-know-where!!!!

Hello and WELCOME back to yet another happy week of Poetry Potluck!!!

We (Amanda and Kavita) are as pleased as ever to welcome you here... This week, let us shed some tears (of joy or...well, whatever) and step into the world of  Moods, feelings and emotions!! :)

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 (at least 6), read their entries, comment, AND ENJOY!!!   Of course, you can always submit any poem of your choice as well...

Remember: Every week, InLinkz will be up on Sunday, at 8pm (CST), and will stay open till Wednesday, 8am (CST). So you will have 60 hours to share your poem with us...COOL huh?!! Also, if you aren't new to Poetry Potluck, please note that we may not send you weekly reminders. So, it would be awesome if you could add us to your Blogroll or Favorites, so that you can stay updated with the happenings on our site!! :))

Flash Forward!! After an emotional week, we thought we should step into a world of fantasy and spells, of amazement and awe... And with Harry Potter and the Dark Lord all over the place, we figured that the perfect theme for next week will be "Magic & Miracles, Wonder & Wizardry"!!! You will have a week to prepare your poem for this theme.. :) And if you are unable to submit a poem ON the theme, relax... Send in an older poem you would love to share with us...

And now, LET'S GET STARTED with this week's potluck!!!! Enjoy the VIDEO here and let loose those ever-moody creative spirits!!! Thanks for joining in and supporting your fellow poets here at OUR favorite Poetry Potluck!!!

Gone with a Sigh

Near-winter dampness invades the room,
infects our space, lingers in the air like
twinning wisps of frigid breath and
smoke from your cigarette.

You cannot speak or won’t.
Perhaps you heard me. Maybe not.
Or did you seal your ears against the sound
of my newfound understanding?

By the ice-etched window, quiet still,
you stand, scratching petroglyphs
with your fingernail, eyes fixed on a quail
huddled in the branches of a juniper.

Remembering how I wept
when first I read those words,
(only a girl, I could not comprehend
an ending without joy) I sigh.

And though you do not say them now—
not my dear, nor brutal acclamation,
silence screams across the room. It’s true,
you do not give a damn.

But unlike Rhett, you stay—
a witness to hope’s dying whisper.
You do not stir the embers struggling
to give warmth. Our fireplace goes cold.

By Victoria
You may visit Vic here @ Fiction, Poetry and Inpired Living
Thank you so much, Vic!!!


Anonymous said...

such wonderful words;)

Jingle said...

what a colorful and insightful post.
perfect job, Kavita...
Glad to see Victoria's poem featured here.

way to go...

Kavita said...

A big HI to all my potlucking friends!! WELCOME!!!! I'm raring to read your teary-happy-moody poems!!
I have a super old one to offer this time.. :) Unless ofcourse I decide to write another one sometime soon..

Till then...see y'all (on your blogs and mine!!!)
Happy Times!

Jingle said...

Welcome in, Poets and Friends...
This is YOUR TIME,
come on sharing, shining, smiling, and reading...

We love your poetry treats.
Keep it fun and enjoyable!
I will take my time reading all of YOU.

BEST of Luck!
Happy Monday Poetry Potluck!
U Rock!

June_Butterfly said...

Hi!Sorry for posting another old one.But when I saw your theme I wanted to post this one.I know some of you have read it but this is one of my most treasured works.A truly special one for me and I want to share it with all of you here in Jingle,like I should have had a long time ago.

Hope you all like it.

Will surely check as much poems as I can.As soon as I can!Already love Victoria's work!

Kavita said...

@David: Thankooooo

@Jingle: Amen to every word you said, Ji!! Yaaaaaayyyy...

@June: It's perfectly okay to link in an older poem, my dear... and since this poem means so much to you, we will be more than delighted to read it!!! :))

TALON said...

Victoria, your poem is lovely.

Thank you, Kavita and Amanda. Looking forward to another fabulous week.

I linked to an older poem that fit the theme. I think I'll have to craft something new for next week's theme - sounds so fun!

Anonymous said...

one for the potluck..

flaubert said...

Thanks for being here.
I haven't been here for a couple of weeks. Looking forward to reading.

The Book of Shadows (The Dark Side) said...

My heart stood still for a moment as your the rich feelings of your words bring.. and then I read it again, this time round, I let out a long sigh.. Nice write.. It did get my feeling moving.. ;)
Glad that I am able to make it this week and well, I just submitted mine but of course, here is the direct link ;) - http://www.intinglligent.com/2010/11/electrify.html

Shashidhar Sharma said...

Great one theme, I have submitted mine too.
Victoria's verse is beautiful.. "a witness to hope's dying whisper" ... good one.

ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya
Twitter: @VerseEveryDay
Blog: http://shadowdancingwithmind.blogspot.com

The Book of Shadows (The Dark Side) said...

Hope my last comment reaches you..

Lyn said...

Everything is perfect..poem of Victoria, the look of the page..thank you, for inspiration!!

The Book of Shadows (The Dark Side) said...

One more added from http://www.intinglligent.com/2010/09/just-tree.html
Hope you guys will enjoy either one.. :) Alright, time to check out others.. :)

Linda Jones Malonson said...

I enjoyed reading the poem, it's hard to face when someone you care about don't give a damn about you ... oh but when the shoe is on the other feet ... it's sweet!

Sheila said...

I love victoria's poem and the reference to Gone with the Wind fits so well!

Jingle Poetry At Washington State said...

Welcome in, Everyone, it is close to my bedtime, thus, I will NOT rush tom read your work,

I will READ and Comment TOMORROW...

Happy Potluck!
Your entry makes ME Smile!

RA said...

Thanks for another enlightening week. I loved reading your post.

Rashmi said...

Hi ,
Here is my entry to the potluck.This is about depression.

Anonymous said...

Victoria, it was a delicious sinful delight to feast upon the dour fare you brought! It's beauty was in the sheer thin honed serrated edges that cut so cleanly yet so deep. Thanks for the treat!

wanderer and vagabond said...

victoria...this was good wok..looking forward to read more and more from you

wanderer said...

I am submitting another poem that I had written sometime back...hope you will like it!!!

Another Man's Dream said...

So many of mine fit into today's theme, I am almost tempted to flood the page :D

Someone is Special said...

It's makes me happy whenever I submit my work for Potluck.. This time a different attempt.. A poem made of Haiku's...


Can someone help me linking the poem.. Thanks in advance.. I love this theme...

--Someone Is Special--

Dave King said...

There are so many good things in your poem, not least, the line:
a witness to hope’s dying whisper.
That is magnificent.

Travel with Chamz Chamen said...

happy to join ;)

Eaton Bennett aka Berenice Albrecht said...

"Or did you seal your ears against the sound of my newfound understanding?..."

This whole piece of poetry settled inside me...the above line is quite brilliant. :))

It's looking good in here, very good. Happy Potluck all!


Anonymous said...

Thought I'd join today's potluck. I'll be moving around a bit today so I don't expect to comment or answer comments right away!

Happy Potluck everyone!

-Panda Wolf

The Reason You Come said...

I'm here again! Third time on Potluck. The theme suits me well because I'm all about emotions! Very happy and excited to be part if this again! :)

Linda Jones Malonson said...

I have had a difficult time sleeping, but i have enjoyed reading so many of these poems. Will try to read more later ... right now my body and eyes are so very tired.

I thank you all for inviting me to here ....

Anonymous said...

Just linked in! Look forward to being overcome with emotions today...I'm quite moody already so lets see what happens when all types of people, poetry, feelings, emotions and moods mix it up at potluck...


Lovely Annie

Anonymous said...

Amazing poem, Victoria. Your words are crafted beautifully and powerfully. Thanks again, Amanda and Kavita!

I added a poem to the Potluck. Looking forward to some good reads!



Thoughts Not Lost said...

Happy Potluck everyone! Just posted my entry, can't wait to read some of y'alls!


Anonymous said...

Finally here, internet connection problems...aghhhhhh!

Rachel Hoyt said...

This is my first week here at Jingle Poetry. I hope you'll all come over to see me. I didn't learn about this in time to write something new, but applying to this subject, silly rhymes I have two.

The Mood Ring Game

Spreading Smiles

Other Mary said...

I'm kinda late this week, but finally here! This one is really wide open, I have read a great variety of pieces. Some wonderful responses!

Bubba said...

I was ready for the emotional theme. Not sure what I've got for magic, etc.

Hope said...

beautiful poem!

this verse sticks in my mind

'And though you do not say them now
not my dear, nor brutal acclamation
silence screams across the room. It's true,
you do not give a damn'

love it! thank you

annell4 said...

As usual I don't seem to find you until Monday? Love Victoria's poem. Thanks.

Jingle Poetry At Washington State said...
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Jingle Poetry At Washington State said...

Welcome, everyone...
we have all kinds of emotions expressed here, enjoy the variety,
it is early Monday morning here,
you have more than 44 hours to submit your poems...

link in FAST,
TAKE your time to READ!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your kind comments, everyone. I remember when I was about 15, stretched out over my bed with "Gone with the Wind" on the floor and my tears were dripping on to the book. I guess I've always wanted "happily ever after."

Just to clarify, the name of my blog is "liv2write2day"
The subtitle is "Fiction, Poetry and Inspired Living."

Looking forward to sharing your amazing poetry.

Heather Grace Stewart said...

Hi Everyone!

Can't wait to see what everyone's done this week.

Here's my poem, 'Lifeboat'
Thanks for visiting.



Jack Brewis said...

Hi, my entry as follows


R.S Mallari said...

Hello fellow poets, my first here in potluck. Hoping to meet new friends.

Shadiatique said...

Beautiful post, and a great chance to be between these great poets.



hedgewitch said...

Jingle you've already read mine so save your time for all these other fine people--I submitted The Scout. It's in the usual place, Verse Escape: http://versiscape-lifesentences.blogspot.com/2010/11/scout.html
Thanks for the opportunity to share, and I'll try to get by and comment on as many submissions as I can.

Reflections said...

A bit of a shorter take on emotions, happiness here...

Fear Is Not Pertinent said...

Some wonderful work here! Keep it up all.

Here is my entry for this week!


Anonymous said...

I am done, submitted and read/commented on 10. I hope to be back tomorrow before the deadline. Thanks for your beautiful poems that you have shared with us all! Thanks Jingle :)

Anonymous said...

You've read mine too Jingle. But thought this entry was more appropriate for this week.

Jingle Poetry At Washington State said...

Thanks a ton for your submission, EVERYONE!

Lynna, awesome job.
I always enjoyed your sweet nature and instant commenting.
see you tomorrow.

JamieDedes said...

Thanks so much, you guys, for the wonderful post. Just perfect. And to Victoria, thanks for you fine poem. Nice!

Welcome back, Amanda. You've been missed.

Hugs all around.

JamieDedes said...

Thanks so much, you guys, for the wonderful post. Just perfect. And to Victoria, thanks for you fine poem. Nice!

Welcome back, Amanda. You've been missed.

Hugs all around.

Jingle Poetry At Washington State said...

Hello, respectful POETS and POETESSES,

Jingle has some refreshments for you.
Please claim the award, the treats by yourself by clicking on entry #160 by Jingle...

I love reading your work,
Thanks for the support, fun, and inspirations...
Happy Wednesday Ahead.

Timoteo said...

MY first time here...hope I did it right!

Anonymous said...

This topic seems to be all I write about... Thanks for the chance to vent a few (or 5) times!


Jingle said...

Ladies and Gentleman,
Boys and girls,
princes and princesses,
poets and poetesses,
talented and inspiring writers,
Thank YOU so very much for a perfect potluck week 10...

We love your poetry so very much!
Looking forward to seeing you all on week 11...

Thanks for linking up with potluck.


award/treats for you. smiles.
Please feel free to claim the award via the link provided.

Happy Happy Wednesday!
You Rock!

Shashidhar Sharma said...

Dear Jingle
It was great being here.. and I look forward to Thursday poets rally.. thanks for the award...
ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya

Linda Jones Malonson said...

I hate it when I read something, and like it, and can't leave a comment to let the poet know. Drew, I could not leave a comment ... because I had to sign in as a wordpress blog owner! Gee whiz, fix that, why don't you.

Don't know how many I read, but it was a lot, and i so enjoyed the journey.

Anonymous said...

Good Article

Anonymous said...

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