Chambers of the heart

Our heart’s capacity for love is immeasurable.
With different souls, comes different sentience.
Amongst the different kinds of love, we are diverse.

As you read this poetry,
Search yourself deeply,
and search slow,
What love do you want,
How much can you love,
And how well can you do it?

For though we may seek wholeness in one person, some can only find it in more than that one.
An instinct deep in their nature.

Souls meant for more than one mate.

Whatdoyousee

If I
Could search the sky
Oh where would I find you
Amidst the stars where up is down
Flaking

For hearts unfound beat uneven

Between
Charm and beauty
Bright Luna, Lush Gaia
Will you deny your heart with choice
Limbo

The heart knows neither right nor wrong
And yet it knows.

If I
Could be unbound
Just how much would I love
And just how true would that love be
Blended

Many chambers, many loves.

If I
Set your heart free
Will you love only me
For the heart bears nature’s instincts
Of need

Veins that enrich, arteries of release. In love with one, yet loving another.

The sky
Where heights are depths
Perceptions coalesce
And freedoms roam without borders
Essence

what you want, what you need, or both?

ยฉ judeitakali


I write this so we may not judge all those who may not conform to society’s expectations of what life or love should be.

Colleen’s weekly syllabic challenge – synonyms for mingle and drift.

Sadje’s whatdoyousee photo prompt

I wrote a crown cinquain for this week’s syllabic poetry challenge. It is a collection of 5 cinquains (2/4/6/8/2 syllabic count) that can stand alone but should also stand as one whole piece of poetry.

I squeezed bits of prose in between because I really wanted to ask you and myself these questions.

Sometimes we really do give or want a cocktail of love

Hope you enjoy..

68 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    Profound thoughts Jude. I need to think on these points some more. Thanks for sharing your thought provoking poem.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Sadje. Just thinking out loud.

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      1. Sadje says:

        Youโ€™re welcome ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  2. Interesting thoughts on love, Jude. It comes in many forms and toward many things, and can’t always fit into a box neatly.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      That’s so true. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ Thank you Benjamin.

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      1. You’re welcome ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. willowdot21 says:

    Yes indeed very deep poetry here ๐Ÿ’œ

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Willow

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      1. willowdot21 says:

        A pleasure ๐Ÿ’œ

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  4. Ramya Vivek says:

    That’s so deep! Such a beautiful thought!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you kindly Ramya๐Ÿงก

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  5. Chris Hall says:

    I agree with Sadje about this. These verses raise many thoughts and questions, and I need to ponder upon them some more, but the essence of the words sent a shiver down my spine.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      It is quite frightening, especially weighed against customs and religion. But for spiritually free, it’s more of an opportunity to self reflect.

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      1. Chris Hall says:

        Self-examination and introspection can be both troubling and liberating.

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Wisely stated Chris ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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  6. Ingrid says:

    You pose some really interesting questions here. Itโ€™s not just romantic love either: I think there is an all encompassing form

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    1. judeitakali says:

      I gave some of the other kinds of love some thought, but not the all encompassing one. That one needs a little more insights๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

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  7. So touching๐Ÿ’“

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Ruchia

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  8. This is beautiful!!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’œ

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      1. It’s a pleasure ๐Ÿ˜

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  9. A wonderful response to the prompts. The cinquain flows flawlessly. Questions worth pondering, but complicated by the changing human heart.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Yeah so deep. And while some might want more than one love for themselves, it doesn’t stop them from wanting to be the only love for someone ๐Ÿ˜Œ

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      1. Exactly! Ha. Lasting relationships require ongoing practice (like anything worthy of our devotion), and its the practice that gives them depth. That said, some people are happy being butterflies. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      2. judeitakali says:

        The thing is few people settle with soulmates, and many adjust and learn that soulmates can be grown in relationships. However, even when settled with a grown soulmate, one can meet a natural soulmate.

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      3. Yup. The nature of every choice.

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  10. Jules says:

    I do like how you combine your thoughts with questions.
    We need to stop every once in a while and think about our own answers. The do not have to conform, just honest reckonings of who we are or want to become. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Jules. I like to engage with the reader in my posts and must therefore try and leave some room for discussion.
      True Self reflection, really does bring humility and understanding.

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      1. Jules says:

        ๐Ÿ’–

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  11. Jude, this is so profound and beautiful! Love is not something that can be tamed. It knows no boundary, no reason. When it happens, it happens.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Rishika. Sometimes I get irked by how society has generalized something that’s different with each individual.

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  12. mariamichaela says:

    This is thought provoking. Beautifully crafted, Jude

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Mikayla ๐Ÿ˜ƒโค๏ธ

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  13. Jude, I love the cinquain and this crown cinquain sequence is spectacular. You write amazing thoughts! โค

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Colleen. Glad you appreciate this. Means alot ๐ŸŒทโค๏ธ

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      1. You are a lovely poet, Jude. Always keep writing… you have much to share. โค

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Thank you Colleen for your kindness and encouragement.

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      3. Youโ€™re always welcome. โค๏ธ

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  14. memadtwo says:

    Love has many forms, and we can’t always predict what they will be. As always, you express yourself so lyrically. (K)

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much K. I’m actually working on writing a few less lyrical poems every once in a while. But poetry is meant to be heard, firstly. I will learn though.

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  15. Deep thoughts to ponder on, Jude! Excellent writing. ๐Ÿ’™

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Punam ๐Ÿงก

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  16. -Eugenia says:

    There’s much to ponder here, Jude! I love the way you give the reader thoughts to process. Your line “Sometimes we really do give or want a cocktail of love” speaks volumes.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Eugi. On many topics, I know I can’t have the ultimate answer

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      1. -Eugenia says:

        ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  17. HappySoul says:

    Thatโ€™s great poetry Jude

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Ru

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  18. Spatika says:

    This is so beautiful ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much

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