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Sunday, November 28, 2010

POETRY POTLUCK - Nature: Plants, Creatures and the Cosmos

Sunday's gone... So naturally, it's Monday!!! Time for Poetry Potluck!!!!

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

We (Amanda and Kavita) are as pleased as ever to welcome you here... This week, let's observe and cherish our lovely mother Nature: Plants, Creatures and the Cosmos!!

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 a naturally satisfying week, we shall delve deeper into our Dreams, Visions and Reveries... But that's next week!!! So you'll have an entire 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 dive into the oceans, and soak up nature's deliciousness!!! Thanks for joining in and supporting your fellow poets here at OUR favorite Poetry Potluck!!!


Illuminated by starry sky
Grounded by grass at my feet
I can’t help but wonder why
The truth of nature is discreet

I often try to outrun the wind
Or prophesy age by rings of trees
But I always end where I begin
for not all is measured in degrees

I swim the rivers wide and deep
And leave my tracks in ivory snow
I scribble in the sand when I sleep
And when I wake I still don’t know

I hear it not in faint whispers in wind
Nor in coyote howl or lion roar
I look high and low, round every bend
Nor do I salvage it in ancestral lore

Brown plume of ash and rising steam
That dusted forth upon the dawn of time
Has not fossilized enough for me to glean
The answers I await, that one cosmic sign

And so I continue to wonder why I am here
I’ll stretch and search until the flames die down,
Until the tingling of my soul is no longer fear,
Until the intention of my being has been found

So I pause between milky way and milky weed
anticipating alignment and synchronicity that say
It is right here, all that you ever want or need,
resting in every moment between dusk and rising day

It slumbers within mountains, rivers, and plains
It is the sacred secret that vibrates in every bone
Beneath all that’s left of time’s charred remains,
The answer lurks, an ancient hymn written in stone

By Susan Payne
You may visit Suzi here @  suzicatepoetry
Thank you so much, Suzi!!!


Victoria (liv2write2day said...

Beautiful, thought-provoking poem, suzicate. I'm looking forward to reading some inspiring, well-crafted poems in the morning.

RiikaInfinityy said...

Have a wonderful sunday night, people! Cheers on!

Lady Silvia

RiikaInfinityy brings you another series of “The Women of Darkness & Sins”, it is a special set of seven poetry works featuring 7 different women of darkness and sins created by RiikaInfinityy herself. The digital arts found and manipulated are from various wonderful artists which made it possible for her to create the style of story poetry once again.This is the very first installment of the series entitled “Lady Silvia”.


Had you study the future yet? If not, come on in, we the commander of the future woill teach you...

Voyage To Terra del Nulla

Traveling to nowhere with guilt and shame held upon the soul of the only survivor...where will she be heading?

Linda Bob Grifins Brin Korbetis said...

I am thrilled to see Suzi's poem posted here..

simply fantastic choice...

Can't wait to read all the entries...

Happy Monday Poetry Potluck, Everyone!

Beautiful Start, Kavita and Amanda...
your girls rock!

Anonymous said...

Great poem Suzicate!

Mine are -

Descent - Shakespearean sonnet:


On Africa - free verse:


Mud Pies- Ballad:


Look forward to visiting and reading y'all


Anonymous said...

A fantastic headliner of a piece chosen! My interpretation of the theme may be slightly off the mark, but dash it all anyway...

Heather Grace Stewart said...

Mine's definitely about nature. ;D

Look forward to reading all your poems.

The Reason You Come said...

Submitted two entries this week. They're not exactly about nature, but one is about a girl named after a plant, and the other mentions flowers in the second line. ;) I'm looking forward to reading the other entries!

Lyn said...

I feel refreshed by this week's Potluck..ah, nature!!...

Jingle Poetry At Washington State said...

Welcome, everyone...
Glad that you feel refreshed, Lyn.
Thanks for the beautiful entries,
you all....
Happy Potluck!

Fyodor Lewis said...

Well I've read a bunch of them so far and it looks like there are some really good ones. Great job everybody. Mine is up there (4th one).

Keep the poetry coming! :)

Other Mary said...

Lovely poem. The poem I submitted is one I wrote previously, but fits the subject - kinda.

Other Mary said...

Lovely poem. The poem I submitted is one I wrote previously, but fits the subject - kinda.

Hope said...

beautifully done Susan!

thank you

June_Butterfly said...

Truly beautiful poem.So fitting to be an opener of this week's potluck.

Looking forward to reading lots this week.Am so short of time but hope you like what I posted for Jingle this week.

Happy potluck,everyone.

Dasuntoucha said...

Great poem Susan! (^_^)

Reflections said...

So many directions that I could have gone here.... hope you enjoy this one.

Another Man's Dream said...
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Another Man's Dream said...

Happy to be at the potluck again - and I have a poem in bank which fits the theme perfectly (or so I think!)
Happy potlucking :)

Steve said...

I've turned a little sinister this week wih my entry...
Happy potluck..

budh.aaah said...

Hey hope I am not late :)
Hmm a bit of a different topic for me but I like it. Hope you like the result Jingle :)


Anonymous said...

one from me--

Shashidhar Sharma said...

As usual, you have a great theme and I love it.. Good one for the Potluck...

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

Rashmi said...

Hi ,
Beautiful poem Susan.
have entered a poem written before..
Happy potluck..
Will comeup with a new one soon..

Giggles said...

Thanks for the invite! Love Susans profound poem! I've submitted an old post that works for this weeks theme! I look forward to submitting weekly! Thanks for this site!

What my flowers told me

Jingle Poetry At Washington State said...

Welcome in, everyone!
Happy Monday Poetry Potluck!
we love your poetry treats.
keep them coming...
Enjoy some other treats near yours...

Thanks for the light and encouragements.

you rock!

Anonymous said...

My goodness! It takes me forever to find this link :( I have submitted "the farming of nature" yeahhhh I seem to be getting closer to the themes lol, I think.


Off to reading I go...Happy Potluck everyone!

Anonymous said...

Quite the productive morning..I have thus far visited from numbers 68 to my submission number 99. I shall keep at it 'till Wednesday hopefully :) Happy Potluck everyone!

flaubert said...

Thanks for such a wonderful community
to contribute to.

Anonymous said...

I posted two - an older one and a brand new one, both on topic for a change :) - Thanks!

Myrna R. said...

Today I submit my first entry. Hope it's okay.

I loved the poem.

Marilyn & Jeff said...

I have posted an entry but I really do feel as though I am not a poet ;-)

Anonymous said...

Just a small piece of the cosmos

I submit this haiku


Bernadine said...

That was a beautiful poem by Suzi. Thank you so much for sharing. It looks like there is a lot of wonderful poems to read, a little hello to you all before I get started.

I'd also like to say what a wonderful community this is. Thank you Jingle. :)

scribbleandedit.blogspot.co.uk said...

Wow I've just managed to get all parts of the theme in my poem, shame it's not my best poem though ;O)

Jinksy said...

Who could fight cosmic poetry? ! :)

eyeography said...

Hi everyone...

My entry for this week's theme:


Jingle Poetry At Washington State said...

welcome, poets/poetesses, your entry tickles us, your participation encourages us...
keep them coming...
we value your support.
Happy Reading!

Gwen Dubeau said...

Hello everyone!
Thank you so much for inviting me to share my poems with you. I hope you enjoy it and I look forward to sharing more in the future.

Have a great week! :)

Anonymous said...

All my poems are fresh squeezed (I indulged and posted 5). They are all from my November blog goal of writing and publishing a poem a day (then I went to 2 a day on the last 10 days).

Peace and Love


Linda Jones Malonson said...

I enjoyed the poem Susan. Very detail thoughts about a subject, that filled with inspirations, a playground for poets.

mel said...

mmmm...beautiful poem....

thanks for the invite..i played along..


Anonymous said...

Love your writing and use of words, suzicate!

Also joined the potluck!


Anonymous said...

Phew... After a long time I have managed to send some entries..albeit old ones.. Will try to write something new by tomo n link it up

Kathe W. said...

Lovely poem and thanks Jingle et al for all the lovely poems to read!
and for the nice comments left on my blog!

Jingle Poetry At Washington State said...

Dear week 12 participants:

Please feel free to claim awards/treats via this link:


Happy Potluck!

JamieDedes said...

Finally actually got the time to take a good close look and read this post. Wonderful poem to kick of this event. Thank you, Susan.

And to Kavata and Amanda, appreciation for your efforts here on our behalf... and to our hostess with the mostess, Ji! - Thank you!

Travel with Chamz Chamen said...

Hey Jingle! :)
Been busy and just posted my entry now. lol

Eaton Bennett aka Berenice Albrecht said...

I nearly missed this week! I've been so busy I didn't even realize a new week had clicked over.

I found an a poem from last year that was certainly written with the Cosmos in mind.

Suzi, that is an awesome piece of poetry. The questions are universal, the answers sometimes not forthcoming. I could relate to your poem very closely. :))

Happy Monday!

Uttara said...

Brilliant work!


Anonymous said...

splendid poem. i skipped this week.

:) was feeling too lazy to concentrate on writing some thing serious.


Anonymous said...

О! What a nice post. I really love reading these types or articles. I can?t wait to see what others have to say.

Purvi said...

My dearest friends, late I amy be, but with zest i'v done my duty! Thanks for being with me :))

Jingle Poetry At Washington State said...

Thanks a lot to all of you who participated on week 12,
Happy Sunday!
Hope to see you tonight.