Reflections of love in nature. A #haiku sequence.

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Each time the night blooms
I seek you in the heavens
You are my north star

Without you, I’m lost.

Full moon’s luscious glow
Arouses waves of desire
Orbiting with need

I need you next to me.

Like woodlands of old
Our many parts become one
Intimate in love

Take my hand and don’t let go.

Mountain horizons
Box in our aspirations
Our love is selfish

Too much to contain, too little to share.

I see in your eyes
All this beauty that surrounds
Without you, I’m blind

On bended knee, we seal with nature’s ring.

© judeitakali


For you, and also for Colleen’s weekly challenge
Synonyms for circled and squared
I used orbiting and box.

Love is so vivid in nature. Almost its spouse.

Stay safe everyone,

Stay loving.

62 Comments Add yours

  1. justcalmwildness says:

    I love this. It’s so beautiful. Good work.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Jackie. Nature and love work so well together ❤️

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  2. saphilopes says:

    İşlenmiş bir oya gibi şiir. İçinde kayboldum. Çok güzel.

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  3. vaniheart says:

    “i need you next to me” loved it 💗💗

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thanks alot Vani. I’m glad you do

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Rishika 🌼🌸

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  4. Absolutely stunning haiku’s, Jude.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thanks alot Kim. I’m glad you like them🌼💛

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  5. bejamin4 says:

    Felt that ending. And this is so strong: “Our love is selfish / Too much to contain, too little to share.” This is the the true meaning of deep love.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      This is such a heartening compliment. I’m so humbled. Thank you Ben🙏🏾

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      1. bejamin4 says:

        You’re welcome! Keep doing your thing!

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  6. Sadje says:

    What a beautiful poem

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Sadje💛

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome 😉

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  7. Ohh that’s such a lovely poem, Jude 😃

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Shweta💛 I’m glad you like it

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      1. You’re very welcome 🙂

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  8. Era says:

    So so incredible 😊😊

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Era😃

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      1. Era says:

        Anytime 🙂🙂

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  9. yassy says:

    Beautifully written..love every word , Jude.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Yassy. It means a lot from you

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      1. yassy says:

        You are welcome, Jude .

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  10. Jude, your love poetry is the bomb! LOL! So, did you do gogyohka instead of tanka? I like the formatting you did. The lines are visually stunning along with the words. I loved this: “Mountain horizons
    Box in our aspirations, Our love is selfish, Too much to contain, too little to share.” Brilliant! ❤

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Colleen. I did the haiku in bold, the ones with nature and love, then a line of verse after each haiku showing personal emotion.
      I guess it’s close to a haibun but I meant it as a haiku sequence

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      1. Oh, I’m sorry… I thought you said a tanka! So love poetry usually falls under the senryu category. When you mix nature and love, you get into a hybrid form of sorts. It was brilliant is all I have to say! ❤

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Yeah I wanted to stay true to the nature theme of a haiku but I’ve also always felt that the aspects of senryu and haiku should not always be parted and can be put together at times.

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      3. As poets we are always pushing the envelope with the Japanese forms. That’s why there are so many other forms, LOL. I try to stay true to the Japanese forms only because I love them as they are. There’s nothing wrong with experimenting. I want to run a contest next year where poets submit a new syllabic form. Wouldn’t that be fun?

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      4. judeitakali says:

        That’s very interesting. I like to learn new forms. I appreciate the Japanese forms as they are too that’s why I always cross-check with you and other articles. But I found that if nature is part of a haiku, then some senryu themes can be juxtaposed and still remain true to haiku. I don’t know if I’m misinterpreting

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      5. In my research, I’ve found that for contests or poetry journal submissions, its best to stick with the rules. Not everyone will understand your hybrid haiku and that’s okay. Judges look for different things. Haiku is always nature related and senryu are always related to the human condition and emotions. It’s a tough sell because humans are a part of nature too! Tanka prose or even haibun suit your needs so well as you often write about love and emotions. Use the prose to express those feelings and the haiku to talk about nature, or seasonal changes. Those distinctions honor the Japanese traditions by giving you room to tell your love story. There are many haiku/senryu crossover poems by many different names. When you write those types I would think we should call them hybrid haiku with an explanation of such. I do see poetry books for sale where hybrid haiku is even in the title. So, it’s not about not writing them, it’s more about making sure to designate them as such. Read this article: https://poetrysociety.org.nz/affiliates/haiku-nz/haiku-poems-articles/archived-articles/should-senryu-be-part-of-english-language-haiku-2/. Great article! P. S. I love all all your questions. ❤

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      6. judeitakali says:

        Thank you so much Colleen. I’m so lucky to have your guidance 💕. You make alot of sense. Lemme save the URL, I’ll read it.🤗

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      7. Always, my friend. You are an amazing writer and poet. ❤️

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  11. memadtwo says:

    That’s a strong bond, full of beauty. (K)

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you K. I’m glad you appreciate this 🌼

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  12. Gorgeous haiku sequence and beautiful photos! 🦋🙏🦋

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much. I’m glad you liked this.🌸🌼

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  13. Aanchal says:

    This is so beautiful absolutely in love with it❤

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Aanchal. I’m always so pleased when you leave your thoughts.💛🌼

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thanks alot Tracy for sharing.bless you ❤️

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      1. You’re welcome, Jude! Bless you as well.

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  14. Jules says:

    I like the advice in love that the more you love the larger your heart is and the more that it can hold. Love can be as limitless as natures bounty 😀

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    1. judeitakali says:

      I totally agree with you Jules. Thank you for saying that 😃

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  15. kittysverses says:

    Fabulous piece of poetry, Jude. 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Kitty. xoxo. 💕💛

      Liked by 1 person

      1. kittysverses says:

        You are welcome, Jude. 🙂

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  16. Elizabeth says:

    This is so beautiful, the moon is always a source of inspiration.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      I concur. It’s amazing. Sometimes I wonder how awesome it’d be if the earth had two or more moons that were a little closer

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thanks alot🙏🏾

      Like

  17. Anisha says:

    It’s so refreshing, Jude! Lovely haiku sequence! ❤

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Anisha. I’m glad you liked it

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      1. Anisha says:

        Pleasure is all mine!

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