Mysteries of Fate #whatdoyousee #Haibun

I stood on the edge of forever
Gazed for my destiny
Listened to the crescendo of doom
My eyes betraying the destitution within
For eyes are windows to the soul
Yet Love is blind
And so is Faith
So I closed them,
Held a vespers of despair
Clasped onto iridescent dreams
And surrendered to the hopelessness of hope.

Crossroad Cataracts
Plummeting beyond wisdom
End or Beginning?

Colleen’s ekphrastic photoprompt

I stand now
A Desdemona
On banks beyond suffering
For turmoil is bound to end
And it is good deeds that light the towers –
At the gates of new beginnings.

Stars of forever
Lit in Perpetuity
For all the selfless

Sadje’s whatdoyousee image prompt

© judeitakali


Charity begins at home.
But to become true kindness, it must transcend the familiar.

Hope you enjoy this;
I used the image prompt from Colleen as inspiration to begin,
And the one from Sadje as motivation to conclude.

Stay safe everyone,

Stay loving.

Be sure to check out and possibly participate in this month’s The Saturday Symphony (First Kiss)

44 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    A wonderful combination of both the prompts. Thanks Jude for using this image for your poem!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Sadje🙏🏾

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome my friend

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  2. This is amazinv to read! Well done!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Sirishty❤️🍁

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      1. You’re welcome😇

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much 🙏🏾🍁

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  3. Excellent haibun, Jude. You picked up the grayness of the image and conveyed those feelings through your word choices. How often do you use color psychology in your poetry? It’s amazing how color can affect the tone of our poetry. ❤

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Colleen. I tend to work intuitively with colour, though I think that in writing, colours explode with vast possibilities of mood and tone depending on the scenes and emotions you create. I didn’t know it was academic, but I’m going to read up more on the colour psychology and improve on my use of it.

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      1. Excellent, Jude. I believe when we connect with our senses our writing takes on it’s own magic. It’s all about conveying our feelings through our poetry. It’s a great technique. I’m glad this is intuitive for you. That’s special. ❤️

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      2. judeitakali says:

        🙏🏾🕊️

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much 🙏🏾🍁

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  4. Mesmerizing words…

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    1. judeitakali says:

      thank you so much Singh

      Like

  5. vaniheart says:

    Wonderful 👏👏

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Vani🍁🧡🕊️

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  6. memadtwo says:

    That last haiku has me pondering. And wonderful imagery throughout. (K)

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much K. I’m glad it evoked something

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  7. -Eugenia says:

    Wow! I was hooked on the first haiku!
    Crossroad Cataracts
    Plummeting beyond wisdom
    End or Beginning?
    Brilliant thought process throughout your entire piece!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thanks alot Eugi. Glad you appreciate it❤️

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      1. -Eugenia says:

        My pleasure, Jude! ❤️

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  8. Jules says:

    Love light – I think we need to believe in the power of such – it can and will heal all the ills. Positivity is a power that can be cultivated!! 💕

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Jules.
      I’m sending you an email about the Collab btw

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      1. Jules says:

        *Replied* ~Thanks.

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  9. Wonderful take on both prompts, Jude.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thanks alot Punam🙏🏾🧡

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      1. My pleasure. 😊

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  10. theresaly520 says:

    Shattering sentiments to ponder about!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      I’m Happy you appreciate.🙏🏾💜

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  11. Really clever use of both prompts, Jude… and beautifully written, as always…

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Jaye. Glad you appreciate 🧡

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you 🍁

      Like

  12. Dora says:

    A journey out of despair – great use of prompts, Jude.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Dora. Btw I want to email you about publishing contacts. But I need your address

      Like

  13. Your poem is effectively in consonance with the images and meanings employed therein. Simply moving!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      thank you so very much

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      1. Always my pleasure, Jude

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  14. I really love this
    I can never forget
    ‘For the eye are windows unto the soul’
    Good job

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      thank you so much Abi

      Like

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