Pools of Elysium #whatdoyousee

#Whatdoyousee image prompt.

She glides on heels of eventide
Floats, in an aura of fantasy
Her skin is flushed with the beauty of virtue
Lips that gleam with rose-petalled hues
Her fragrance so subtle, fresh as a dream
Her smile so supple, soft as a thought

In her eyes I see, reflections of need
And deeper within, burdens of perfection
Too many admire, yet none approach
Her beauty too precious, too often preserved
But always she longs
Always she craves
A flutter of touch
A delicate kiss
And a moonlight caress.

She hopes,
For a ripple of desire
Yearns,
To stir the currents of passion
So look,
For the truth in her eyes
And wade,
those verdant pools of Elysium
For there you’ll find
That perfection is lonely
And two –
Is always better than one

In the pools of Elysium
The lonely lily drifts
Seeking, Dreaming
Of love

ยฉ judeitakali


I sometimes think, ‘At the end of perfection, lies the desire to be flawed’

I do hope you enjoy this,
And I very much welcome your thoughts.

For; Sadje’s whatdoyousee image prompt

If you can spare the time, check out my post from yesterday,
It has a message for us all;
Scents of Eucalyptus

Stay safe everyone, Stay loving.

38 Comments Add yours

  1. This is very good!!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much. I’m happy to see your comment ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ

      Liked by 1 person

      1. You are welcome! ๐Ÿ™‚

        Liked by 1 person

  2. Sadje says:

    I love the profound thoughts behind these words. Well done Jude. Thanks for joining in

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Sadje for thinking so๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Sadje says:

        Youโ€™re welcome Jude

        Liked by 1 person

  3. Silver Stone says:

    This is such a beautiful and a vivid piece!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much, I’m glad you like it ๐Ÿ

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Silver Stone says:

        Anytime! ๐Ÿ˜„

        Liked by 1 person

  4. blogbyaparna says:

    The second stanza is so on point…u translated feelings into words

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Aparna.

      Like

  5. HappySoul says:

    I love the phrase .. โ€˜burdens of perfectionโ€™ .. love those lines … beautifully written Jude

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Ru๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Elizabeth says:

    Waterlilies are gorgeous, perfect match for you poem!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Elizabeth ๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ

      Liked by 1 person

  7. This is an excellent write, Jude. Vivid with undercurrents of passion. ๐Ÿ’™

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Punam. I’m glad you appreciate it ๐Ÿ

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      1. You are welcome. ๐Ÿ’™

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  8. memadtwo says:

    I think it’s true that people are often afraid of beauty, like it’s more fragile than ordinary things. Your images are lovely, as always. (K)

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much K. I’m glad you understand. Sadje picked a great image

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      1. memadtwo says:

        She did.

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  9. Jules says:

    Lovely. So often only one attribute of a person or thing is seen.
    Like a rose…that has thorns. We just need to gift each other the chance for that caress or kiss of acceptance of who we totally are.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Indeed yes Jules. Thank you so much ๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Wow, so beautiful! I also believe no one really wants to be put on a pedestal for lack of being touched. How lonely it would be. You say it so much better!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Melanie ๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ

      Like

  11. msjadeli says:

    Lovely lovely, Jude. What a tender tribute to the lily โค

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Jade

      Liked by 1 person

      1. msjadeli says:

        You’re very welcome.

        Liked by 2 people

  12. Tobi Writes says:

    Lovely, no flatter

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Really๐Ÿ˜ƒ thank you so much ๐Ÿงก

      Like

  13. Chris Hall says:

    (Not) too beautiful. Such lovely words flow from your page, Jude!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Chris, for this one, I wanted to leave it delicate.

      Liked by 1 person

  14. This really is very beautiful.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Roberta

      Liked by 1 person

  15. How perfectly you’ve knitted a relation between the lilies and the emotions of a loner! This is beautiful, Jude!

    I’m saving the last line in my notepad – Ath the end of perfection, lies the desire to be flawed. I loved it totally! โฃ

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Anisha. I’m happy you enjoyed, and glad you understand with me about the last line๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธ

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      1. It’s always a pleasure reading your poems. They’re deep. โ˜บ

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      2. judeitakali says:

        ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸThank you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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