True Love’s Sonnet #poetry

Before we can truly love ourselves, must we hold off on loving the one we want the most?

Lost Searching Captain
Land-ho beckons, A new home.
Beyond beautiful
Rich, plentiful and tempting
But your ship, carries disease

When each time I see you feels like a dream
And your slightest smile preludes our future
When each kindness builds love ahead of steam
Butterfly blushes your gestures nurture

I cannot tell you that you feel like home
That my clumsy courtship won’t lead us there
I cannot risk those paths most lovers roam
Games of jealousy, aloof without a care

For a love that burns this deep is daunting
Too fragile to test, too precious to spoil
Emotions held at bay by caution’s string
Desire’s armada, never touching soil

Must I know this way that my love is true
When I’m sure it’s not good enough for you

True love
Does not wait
It works


I’ve been wanting to pose some deep love questions for your thoughts.

Been a while since I wrote a sonnet. I hope you enjoy it, along with the tanka and haiku too.

Stay safe everyone, and stay loving.

Β© judeitakali

68 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    Great writing Jude.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Sadje πŸ’›

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome my friend

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  2. Hi Jude. Your sonnet, tanka and haiku are all wonderful and full of true feeling. I don’t think you should ever hold off from claiming the one you love the most, and NEVER settle for second best. By that I mean, if the one YOU love the most doesn’t love you back with the same intensity, don’t just ‘settle’ for someone else out of despair and desperation. Such relationships never work out.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      This is sound and great advice Kim, empowering too πŸ€—πŸ§‘

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  3. HappySoul says:

    Beautiful poem Jude. Loved the haiku at the end..

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much HS, I wasn’t sure about it, still pondering on it at the back of my mind

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      1. HappySoul says:

        Ha ha, that happens! This is lovely anyway. 😊

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  4. Elle says:

    This is amazing, Jude! So romantic, yet a bit painful. And quite relevant for me too haha Thanks for sharing beautiful poems, Jude. xo

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    1. judeitakali says:

      My pleasure Elle, thank you so much for this comment, it’s really envigorating 🧑

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  5. Elizabeth says:

    Just lovely! Love has so many layers and directions, you put it well in your poems!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Elizabeth

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  6. Ramya Vivek says:

    The words and emotions you have managed to weave in this post are beyond beautiful. πŸ€—πŸ‘Œ

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Ramya

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  7. Some really deep questions indeed. I loved your sonnet, tanka and Haiku. I love how you portrayed such conflicting emotions. That was some beautiful writing, Jude. I loved it

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Shweta, this comment just made my day, πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ§‘πŸŒ·

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      1. I’m happy to hear that. Keep smiling and keep writing β™₯️

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  8. Fantastic poem on true love, Jude. Lovely feeling reading your poem 🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷

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    1. judeitakali says:

      I’m glad it had that effect, I always try to show how good love is but also how not straight forward it is

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      1. Yes and that is Love without any flaws.

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  9. Era says:

    So good!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Hi, thank you EraπŸ˜‡

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      1. Era says:

        Hey
        You’re welcome 😊

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  10. Love be like this…deep and stirring emotions…you captured it well, Jude.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thanks alot Punam. I was just writing from deep

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      1. I could feel that. Always a pleasure, Jude.

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  11. Dora says:

    Oh I just love this line: β€œDesire’s armada, never touching soil”
    Just a brilliant image. 🌟

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    1. judeitakali says:

      I’m glad you noticed that, I thought id give the captain’s thread a little bit more, ‘bay’ didn’t seem enough

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  12. michnavs says:

    “True love
    Does not wait
    It works”

    now, you defied what everyone else is saying about love… i adore this Jude

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    1. judeitakali says:

      It’s a different line of thought, up for debate though

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      1. michnavs says:

        lol.. but i love it and it could be true to some.. so why argue?

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Haha, no I’m not arguing, you’ve put it the right way, “it could be true for some” but not for all

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      3. michnavs says:

        😍😍😍lol..

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  13. Chris Hall says:

    You are such a talented poet, Jude. The questions you pose within your carefully penned lines add another wonderful layer for us all to ponder.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Oh thank you so much Chris, I’m blushing to the moon and back πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ƒπŸ₯°

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  14. Roshni says:

    You’ve created beauty with some deep thoughts and lingering emotions….A lovely poem, Jude.😊

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Roshni, this really had quite a bit of emotion.

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  15. Very beautiful, Jude. I am quite cynical about romance which is why I cannot write poetry like this.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      I feel romance is a natural animal instinct, not just in humans, courtship is allover the animal kingdom

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      1. You are right, I was watch a romance between a peacock and a peahen while away.

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  16. Jude, you are a fantastic writer. Bravo!
    xoxoxo

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Gabriella πŸ’•

      Like

  17. Jay Bleu says:

    Another nice one, Jude!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Jay

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  18. Ingrid says:

    Some lovely lines here, and I think you have the answer in your haiku. Reminds me of a line from a Bob Dylan’s β€˜You’re gonna make me lonesome when you go:’
    I been shootin’ in the dark too long
    When something’s not right it’s wrong

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Ahh those are some intriguing lines indeed. Thank you so much for sharing Ingrid 🌷

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  19. J. M. Lilin says:

    Very beautiful.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Lilin πŸ˜ƒ

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  20. memadtwo says:

    Beautiful sonnet and photos. The landscape is a good reflection of ideal love–unspoiled by the messiness of day to day living. To keep love alive requires work. That is true. (K)

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you K. It does need work but there are times, it just works.

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      1. memadtwo says:

        Long term any relationship has downs as well as ups though. And you have to be willing to see it through them.

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      2. judeitakali says:

        I agree though not all downs are equal. But I understand the concept

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