Red shades of emotion. #whatdoyousee

Naked words
Nude with emotion
From one heart
To one soul
Clothed and wrapped in shades of red
For your eyes only!

#whatdoyousee image prompt

If a letter must conceal this love,
Then only red will do.
But which love must I send,
And of which shade and hue?

Crimson
It speaks of ‘Soon’
Blood-red and thumping love
Of faithful and aching desire
Of hope

Distanced spouses longing for each other

Claret
Dark with regret
Filled with apologies
A deep red shade of redemption
A vow

A promise learnt from mistakes

Scarlet
Bright and glaring
Desperate with passion
Beseeching, honest, determined
Spellbound

‘Loving you into loving me’

Coral
Soft with romance
A light shade of near pink
Exciting, lustful, and charming
Lovers

Seduction into ecstasy

Redwood
Shade of Nature
So True and transcending
A love beyond the physical
Lifelong

‘You and I forever and always’

Vermilion
Kissed by fire
Bright as innocence
Beautiful as the setting sun
Virgin

The joys of love’s firsts

So I pick a shade of red
To wrap this love of mine
To set the mood and heighten emotion,
A hue to fit my heart’s design

Β© judeitakali


Sadje’s whatdoyousee photo-prompt inspired me to write this piece.

I was quite intrigued by the hanging love letter, and why red felt so perfect for it.

I used the cinquain poetry form for each hue of red,
Perfect for Colleen’s weekly challenge .
What is your favourite shade of red?(There are quite a number of them)

Hope you enjoy this,
Stay safe, stay loving

P.S For a little more from tales told different, check out the previous post;

Cooking and Poetry

75 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    I love these wonderful shades of red with the nuances and different meanings. Are these your own interpretation of red shades or from another source?
    Thanks a lot for joining in with this lovely poem.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Sadje, these are my own metaphors. Colours are so neutral and diverse for metaphors so it was fun giving characters to fit in my piece.
      I’m glad you like it, Sadje🧑

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      1. Sadje says:

        Well done my friend

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      2. judeitakali says:

        πŸ˜ŠπŸ§‘πŸ€—

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  2. Ruelha says:

    So beautifully described all the shades of a single color……very impressive Jude

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Ruelha. I’m glad you like this πŸ˜ŠπŸ’“πŸ§‘

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      1. Ruelha says:

        Most welcome Jude 😎

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  3. Ingrid says:

    So many shades of red, each with a different shade of meaning!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Ingrid. I enjoyed feeling for the meanings as I looked at the various shades and which love letter I thought they’d be perfect for.

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  4. kittysverses says:

    Wow, Jude! So many different shades of red (didn’t know many of them until now) and and your interpretations are wonderful.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Kitty. There are a few more, maroon, rust-red,etc, but I picked the ones I like the most and worked with my meanings.
      I’m glad you enjoyed thisπŸ’“

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      1. kittysverses says:

        Rust-red, that’s new, thanks for mentioning the colour. And enjoyed this different take very much, Jude. πŸ™‚

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Thank you too Kitty, always a delight to chat with you πŸ€—

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      3. kittysverses says:

        Thanks Jude. πŸ™‚

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  5. Pallavi says:

    Wonderful!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much dear Pallavi πŸ§‘πŸ’œ

      Like

  6. vaniheart says:

    Wow, Jude!!! LovelyπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ’–πŸ’–
    So many shades of red but crimson are my favorite

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Vani, I like it too. The darker shades of red work best for me. Claret, maroon, and crimson too

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      1. vaniheart says:

        Yeah it’s very mysterious shade!!!

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Mysterious? Yes I think it is

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  7. Love how you filled an emotion to each hue of red Jude. Quite an ingenious take in the prompt. Well done πŸ‘πŸ»

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Radhika 🌸. I’m excited and glad you find it so, πŸ€—πŸ’œπŸ§‘

      Like

  8. HappySoul says:

    A lovely take on the prompt .. love the way you have used the various shades and meanings … beautifully written Jude 😊

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Ru. So glad you appreciate🧑

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  9. Dora says:

    How wonderful to see all the shades of love in shades of red! Beautifully done, Jude. πŸ™‚

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Dora, I love how you’ve put it, exactly what I wanted to share❀️

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      1. Dora says:

        My pleasure! πŸ˜‰β€οΈ

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  10. Jules says:

    All those shades. Reminds me of nail polish and paint color names.
    I knew that different flowers had different meanings… but the shades of a single color… or did you cleverly make them up?

    A delightful red of reds. Hard to pick a favorite with how you have described them in your verse πŸ˜€

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Haha, I actually thought about you with the redwood, for the anniversary conversation we had the other time.
      I definitely didn’t make up the colours but I created the metaphors from how each hue made me feel in relation to a love letter.

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      1. Jules says:

        Yes, Redwood is a good solid color πŸ˜‰
        I actually got to visit a Redwood forest a few years back. πŸ˜€

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      2. judeitakali says:

        See, perfect. But it was the quality of forever and always that I put in there because of you mostly and all the few like you also.

        Plus redwood is a perfect and natural, and deep, yet soft and soothing shade of red

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      3. Jules says:

        Awe, thank you. I think there are many who make being a couple work traditionally or not. I remember reading about one couple that were together for decades but could only marry finally after different laws were passed.

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      4. judeitakali says:

        Yeah there are quite a number who make it work πŸ™πŸΎπŸ‘ŒπŸΎ

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  11. Oh my, Jude! Love how you wove every shade of red into this love poem! Gorgeous!!❀️

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Punam. It means alot from you, my friend ❀️🌷

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      1. My pleasure always, dear. ❀️😊

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  12. Sumptuous poem, Alizaron crimson is mine

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much.
      Oh, that’s such a rich shade. Great pick.

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  13. Oh my, Jude, this poem is exquisite.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Roberta 😊
      I like your new dp πŸ‘ŒπŸΎ

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  14. A wonderful read!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much πŸ™πŸΎπŸ˜ƒ

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  15. I love this poem ❀ and your romantic portrayal of each shades πŸ™‚

    I'm not a red fan, but if I must choose I'll say redwood color.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Oh, thank you Jessica. I’m glad you appreciate this.❀️😊
      I’m not head over heels for red but I must admit, I love a splash of red in just about everything.

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      1. Oh… I like blue and purple most, but I do understand red is like a symbol of romance <3.

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Indeed, and passion and drive maybe?

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      3. Haha true πŸ˜„

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  16. memadtwo says:

    I like the way you’ve found so many sides to both the color red and the emotion of love. (K)

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much KπŸ™πŸΎπŸ˜Šβ€οΈ

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  17. tanvibytes says:

    Wow loved reading all of the meanings! πŸ™‚βœ¨πŸ™ŒπŸ₯³

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thanks alot Tanvi 🧑 πŸ€—

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  18. mariamichaela says:

    Love darker shades of red like maroon and crimson. Very beautiful poetry, Jude

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Michaela. I’m just like you in that preference πŸ˜ŠπŸ€—

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      1. mariamichaela says:

        Like minds hehe

        Liked by 1 person

      2. judeitakali says:

        πŸ˜‰πŸ˜ƒ

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  19. -Eugenia says:

    The many shades of red perfectly described in poetic form. Brilliant and beautiful piece. ❣️Bravo!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Eugi. I’m glad you appreciate this πŸ’“

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      1. -Eugenia says:

        My pleasure! 😊

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