Loving Alone

Colleen’s weekly challenge – theme prompt:

How far that little candle throws his beams!
So shines a good deed in a weary world

~William Shakespeare, The merchant of Venice~

mournful little star
amidst these cold hearted flecks
forsaken to strife
you drip with lachrymose pleas
beseeching indifference

persistent love light
the lost, flock to your beacon
brightening this world

.


One light can make a difference, one light can spark a thousand more.

Thanks Colleen for this challenge, and Merril for choosing this week’s theme prompt. It’s a very beautiful quote from Shakespeare.

I hope you all enjoy this tanka and haiku.
Stay safe everyone and keep loving.

50 Comments Add yours

  1. kittysverses says:

    Wow, this is beautifully done, Jude. It amazes me how well you’ve spoken about loneliness and love with light. 🙂

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Kitty, It makes me happy that this resonated well with you

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      1. kittysverses says:

        Credit to you, very well done, Jude. 🙂

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      2. judeitakali says:

        🤗thank you 🌼

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      3. kittysverses says:

        You are welcome, Jude. 🙂

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  2. caesara88 says:

    This is beautiful. Thank you Jude

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Much obliged my brother

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  3. Sadje says:

    I like this poem Jude.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Sadje 💛

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome 😉

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  4. Such a beautiful composition Jude. That’s the beauty and magic of light. A tiny flame wipes away darkness and brightens all !!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      A very good analogy Radhika, thank you 💛

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  5. Wonderful. You are a magnificent poet.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Gabriella🌼

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      1. My pleasure 🙂

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  6. I loved what you did, Jude. Your Tanka and Senryu are perfect with great meaning. Wasn’t this quote great inspiration? ❤

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    1. judeitakali says:

      It was, I was almost going to go in the opposite direction but everything about a candle speaks goodness to me so I didn’t want to go against my gut on this one

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      1. Always follow your gut. Gorgeous thoughts!

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  7. Alexis Watts says:

    Congratulations! I have nominated you for the Vincent Ehindero Blogger Award! Check out my blog for more details. I look forward to reading your responses to my questions upon acceptance of the award! ❤️

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much, lemme check it out

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  8. Jay Bleu says:

    Really nice theme and your technique is so nice!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thanks alot Jay, I’m glad you appreciate this

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      1. Jay Bleu says:

        You’re welcome

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  9. memadtwo says:

    We are all looking for that light. (k)

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Yes indeed K but we can also try to be the light everyone looks for

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      1. memadtwo says:

        That is so true. We can.

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  10. Ritu says:

    Really beautiful, Jude!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Ritu

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  11. AmyRose🌹 says:

    You moved to tears, Jude. Keep on shining and keep on with FAITH that those who know light will find one another to form a strong unity. Absolutely loved this post! Thank you! xo

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    1. judeitakali says:

      My pleasure and thank you for sharing your thoughts about this Amy, I’m glad you loved it

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  12. PoeEternal says:

    Wow it’s fabulous!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Ms P

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you kindly

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  13. Great challenge!! And you did so well so it.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Shreya, I’m glad you liked it🌸

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  14. Elizabeth says:

    Beautiful both poems! A tiny light can really make a big difference.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Elizabeth, it really can

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  15. jazzytower says:

    I really loved them both Jude. And I learned a new word!!😊

    Pat

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thanks Pat, is lachrymose the word?

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  16. Vashti Q says:

    Lovely Tanka and Haiku, Jude. The pictures are lovely too. A fabulous post. I’m a fan. 😀 xo

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Vashti 🌼. I’m lucky to have you as a fan but I beat you to it vice versa, hehe

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      1. Vashti Q says:

        Awww. Thank you. ❤

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  17. Jules says:

    Like smiles… little face lights. Always smile before you call someone on the phone… as they can hear that smile in your voice. 😀

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Yes please, thank you so much Jules🌼

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  18. justcalmwildness says:

    This is really good!!!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much

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