Pandemic Sanctuary

The cycle in the heavens above twirls on,
Its resident constellations dance to the same routine,
And the moon still sways in step with the sun,
Remnants of a time before this never ending storm.

Far below,
the autumn leaves weep raindrops that mimick sorrow.
And the soils are drenched in unnumbered tears,
Man, lamenting his glorious mistakes,
And loved ones wading a tidal wave of grief.

In such times, we seek our centre
Our place of zen
We unzip that secret pocket
And pinch a little happiness from within
Tiny joys kept for rainy days

So here I am, in these times of turmoil,
A fantasy book in hand,
Cool beverage on the sand,
And the soothing rustle of tree branches above.
The eye in this storm,
Where my happiness dwells.

© judeitakali


This storm is long, but it will pass.
What is your happy place?

I go to Hobbiton in my dreams. One day, it will be for real.

It’s the last day to get involved in this week’s Saturday Symphony;
Eye of the storm

Flower photo by, Amy Rose photography

27 responses to “Pandemic Sanctuary”

  1. Wonderful descriptions of Earth and sky, Jude. 🙂 Have mailed you the draft.

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    1. Thank you so much Kitty, I’ll work on it today. Should we post on Monday/Sunday?

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      1. You are welcome, Jude. Take your time, Monday is fine. 🙂

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        1. I’m finished but I want to spruce it up with a nice introduction and 3 nice images. But ok, Monday it is.

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          1. That’s great news, Jude. 👍

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    1. Thank you so much Sadje. Sorry for the inconvenience. I don’t know how to fix it.

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      1. No worries Jude. I should have posted the link in your post.

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    1. Thank you so much Sammi 😃
      Great to see you on here reading 😊

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    1. Thanks alot Era ❤️💛 🧡

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  2. Sounds like a good place to be. I would love to be at the beach…maybe next year. (K)

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    1. It is, I hope you can get there even sooner🧡

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  3. WOW! It feels like my happy dwelling place as well, Jude, with a cool drink and a book under a tree..life can’t get any better!

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    1. I’m glad I portrayed it in a great way. Thanks for the appreciation

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  4. It’s so important to have a happy, peaceful place at this time: mine is in nature, among the autumn trees! A beautiful poem 🙏

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    1. Thank you so much Ingrid 🌷💛
      I’m glad you like it

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  5. I can relate to this so well, Jude. Books are also my sanctuary.

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    1. PS, If you would like a free copy of Through the Nethergate, email me at sirchoc[at]outlook[dot]com. I am happy to send you a PDF copy.

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    2. I’m happy to hear that Roberta🧡💜

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  6. Nice place to be, Jude! Books always a go to place for me, then the surroundings don’t matter!😊

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    1. I understand, when you get engrossed in the book.
      The surroundings in this case are just in case you choose to put the book down.

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      1. Yeah, I get that!👍🏼😊

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