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

© 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 responses to “Pools of Elysium #whatdoyousee”

    1. Thank you so much. I’m happy to see your comment 😃🍁

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      1. You are welcome! 🙂

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

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    1. Thank you Sadje for thinking so🙏🏾

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      1. You’re welcome Jude

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  2. This is such a beautiful and a vivid piece!

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    1. Thank you so much, I’m glad you like it 🍁

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

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    1. Thank you so much Aparna.

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  4. I love the phrase .. ‘burdens of perfection’ .. love those lines … beautifully written Jude

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    1. Thank you so much Ru🕊️

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  5. Waterlilies are gorgeous, perfect match for you poem!

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    1. Thank you so much Elizabeth 🕊️

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  6. This is an excellent write, Jude. Vivid with undercurrents of passion. 💙

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    1. Thank you so much Punam. I’m glad you appreciate it 🍁

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      1. You are welcome. 💙

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

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  8. 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. Indeed yes Jules. Thank you so much 🕊️

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  9. 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. Thank you so much Melanie 🕊️

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  10. Lovely lovely, Jude. What a tender tribute to the lily ❤

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    1. Thank you so much Jade

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      1. You’re very welcome.

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    1. Really😃 thank you so much 🧡

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

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

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  12. This really is very beautiful.

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    1. Thank you so much Roberta

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  13. 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! ❣

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    1. Thank you so much Anisha. I’m happy you enjoyed, and glad you understand with me about the last line😊❤️

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      1. It’s always a pleasure reading your poems. They’re deep. ☺

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        1. 😊😊🍁Thank you 🙏🏾😃

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