Nature and Balance (Tanka Tales)

Nature is random, diverse and divergent.

But within its disarray, there is always an equilibrium.

Teeming with a world of wisdom.

Upon the grasslands,
The pride feeds their lion king.
Tyrant at first glimpse..
Until usurpers descend,
And with his life, he defends!

Comforts paid with sacrifice.

The great migration,
Herds trampling across the plains,
Shepherded by rains.
Wildebeests, zebra and deer,
All graze and share as equals!

So different, and yet the same.

Dawn on Savannah,
Sun-rays a continent long.
I see what you see.
Same moon and same sun for all.
A world we must heal as one!

Balance.

There is a natural order to life.
To help those who cannot find their path alone.

But to live, is to face the unpredictable.
And in that chaos, lies true balance.

Nature is instinct,
And instinct evolves!

Embracing who one truly is, is never a mistake, even when it goes against the norms.

For in being whole,
We bring balance to us,
And everyone around.

I see what you see. Same sun and same moon.

Β© judeitakali


These illustrations of nature are from the homeland, but the essence is for us all.

I hope you enjoy this,

Stay safe, and stay loving.

35 Comments Add yours

  1. So well scripted Jude, each tanka complete in itself yet comes together as a beautiful tale.
    There is a lot mankind can learn from these animals. They follow an unwritten law, maintain the decorum of the wild and respect nature. At times I feel they are wiser than us humans.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Radhika. Intelligence really isn’t wisdom. It’s just a small part of it.

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  2. mbrazfieldm says:

    very moving and so very true blessings friend xo

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you and blessings to you too. πŸ˜ŠπŸ™πŸΎ

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  3. Jules says:

    Nature is by no means plain, even in the vast plains.
    The towering glass and steel cities have their own planes.
    I enjoy how supposedly simple words like plains and planes can have multiple meanings πŸ˜€
    Balance is indeed a life key.
    ((Hugs))

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Yeah i like that too, sometimes. Not all the time though 😊

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      1. Jules says:

        American and British English can be a difficult language to master. I haven’t done it! πŸ˜€
        I’m sure though that other languages have their own challenges too.

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Yeah I haven’t come across any easy language

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  4. kittysverses says:

    This is a great tribute to mother nature. Each stanza is meaningful and spectacular, Jude. Inspirational. πŸ™‚ A wonderful poem after your break, hope you enjoyed your break.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Kitty.
      It was a reviving break. Tho this is my 3rd post backπŸ˜ŠπŸ’œπŸ§‘

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      1. kittysverses says:

        You are welcome, Jude. Happy to hear that you enjoyed your break. Will catch up on your posts. πŸ™‚

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  5. Jay Bleu says:

    I love your take on nature. It’s something that fascinates me, too

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Jay. I’m happy to hear this.

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  6. Elyon says:

    This is beautiful, wish I could write like you! πŸ˜‰πŸ’•πŸ’•

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so very much. I’m humbled and sure you write quite wonderfully as you

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  7. Sadje says:

    Nature is balance, balance is nature.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Hopefully we won’t keep throwing it out of wack

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      1. Sadje says:

        Hopefully!!

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  8. tanvibytes says:

    This is so beautiful, wonderful tribute to nature. I loved all the pictures too πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Tanvi

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  9. memadtwo says:

    Beautiful. I hope we save all these animals and do not let them become extinct. (K)

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you K. I’m a bit positive we are turning a corner

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  10. michnavs says:

    wow Jude…. this deserves a slow clap and standing ovation.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Haha, that’s so kind of you Michelle 🧑. I’d be humbled.

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      1. michnavs says:

        πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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  11. Roshni says:

    πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ it’s a blessing to find out the equilibrium in this diverse, random Nature and some serious talent to put it forth in lovely verses…well done, JudeπŸ™‚

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Roshni. This warms me up quite a bitπŸ˜ŠπŸ€—

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      1. Roshni says:

        😊😊

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  12. Chris Hall says:

    In just a few measured phrases you remind me that we are all part of the same vast world, that the appreciation of nature and achieving balance with ourselves is the key to a better existence. I see what you see, Jude.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Aww shucks Chris.😊 I’m glad you see with me tooπŸ€—

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  13. mariamichaela says:

    “Embracing who one truly is, is never a mistake, even when it goes against the norms.” Really love this line. The entire poem is so moving. ❀️

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      I’m glad you like it Mikayla. Thank you so much πŸ’•

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  14. -Eugenia says:

    Wow, Jude, a beautiful tribute to nature. The photos are stunning.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Eugi. I’m glad you like it.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. -Eugenia says:

        😊

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