Dangerous love #poetry #haiku #cinquain

In the wilderness
When fear heightens the senses
My gaze halts on you!

Your eyes hold a deadly allure
Threatening but also inviting
So lethal they pierce the heart
So fine they soothe the soul

Come, they seem to say
At your risk if you must dare
For in this search for truest love
One must pledge their heart’s demise

For what can one do
If you are all they see when eyes are closed
What can one do
If to leave you be is to live besieged

The dream
It always calls
Love that must be explored
‘Try me, but dare not deny me’
Believe
Heartbreak does not last forever
And yet regret endures
So chase the dream.
And Love!

For while the heart beats
It will always love
But the soul remembers
Whenever denied

Β© judeitakali


I’m in a very ponderous mood, with a sullen undertone that keeps sipping into my writing. Given what’s happened recently, I think I’ll let it fade on its own.

I hope you enjoy this, and share your thoughts too.

The oval shaped poem is known as a butterfly cinquain, I think I have a soft spot for them.

All images, @Pintrest

Stay safe everyone, stay loving.


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25 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    Beautifully written Jude. Let the mood ride out by itself

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Sadje, 🧑

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome

        Liked by 1 person

  2. Dora says:

    Out of sight is not always out of mind, is it? “My gaze halts on you” is such a striking line and sets the tone for the poem. A pleasure to read, Jude.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Dora, it means alot 🌷

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Dora says:

        Always my pleasure, Jude. You are a joy to read.

        Like

      2. judeitakali says:

        Aww shucks,πŸ€—πŸ€—

        Liked by 1 person

  3. mariamichaela says:

    Beautiful photos that go well with the poem. How you’re feeling is understandable. I’m glad your using it to fuel your creative juice. 🌷

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Michaela. I’m glad to have you reading 🌷

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Bulbul says:

    That is some good writing, Jude! I am sorry to know about the mishaps of the past week, but I am glad to see that you are writing it out.
    ‘Try me, but dare not deny me’. I love this line esp as it is so dangerous and inviting at the same time!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Ahh, I’m so glad you noticed that, it was one o my favourites when I was reading through.
      Thank you so much Bubble πŸ’•

      Liked by 2 people

      1. Bulbul says:

        πŸ€—πŸ˜πŸ€—

        Liked by 1 person

  5. -Eugenia says:

    “But the soul remembers
    Whenever denied”
    Amazing lines, Jude. Your images are a perfect complement to your poem.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Eugi, I’m glad you noticed. When I saw them, they just felt right for the poetry.

      Like

  6. PoojaG says:

    This was incredible!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Pooja, I thought if you saw this, you’d like the images I chose.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. PoojaG says:

        I really did enjoy them!

        Liked by 1 person

      2. PoojaG says:

        I loved the last image in particular.

        Liked by 1 person

  7. This is so well worded! I love the images you chose as well. 🌹

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Rishika, it was love at first sight when I saw em. They seemed perfect for the poem

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Jules says:

    “For while the heart beats
    It will always love
    But the soul remembers
    Whenever denied”

    Works for both intimate relationships as well as that with parents.
    Not all fathers and mothers are good parents. And sometimes children have to learn in spite of or contrary to how they were treated.

    The good thing about writing our feelings out in poetry is that it makes room for growth, understanding and new adventure. May you always have room for the love of others and your writing. 🌈

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Jules. This is very wise🧑🀩

      Like

  9. michnavs says:

    wow just wow Jude…this deserves a standing ovation

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Michelle

      Liked by 1 person

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