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

ยฉ 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. Chris Hall says:

    So many shades of red, so many shades of meaning. The richness of red speaks of so many emotions. Wonderful, Jude ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Chris. I’m glad you like it. Can’t wait to read yours ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      1. Chris Hall says:

        Mine’s in purple!!

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  2. Spectacular poetry, Jude. I found your use of the different shades of red to describe love in its many forms to be quite brilliant! This is so darn good!! I’ve missed reading your poetry! โค

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Colleen, I don’t know what switched that light bulb on, but I’ll be open to it a little more๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’“

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      1. Your muse let you in a great direction. ๐Ÿ˜

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  3. michnavs says:

    Shades of red….so passionately written Jude..i love this

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Michelle ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’“

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

      Like

  4. Itโ€™s beautiful how you write and express judeitakali!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much.

      Like

      1. Keep writing Judeitakaliโฃ๏ธ

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