Immortality #prose and #poetry

Oh to want to be remembered,
To build a legacy,
And live on,
As an immortal.

Sometimes I ponder on the origins of the ancient gods
What fits of ingenuity
And insights into science
Brought them renown
What tutelage from nature
And profound bond with the cosmic forces
Earned them awe and reverence
I often wonder what things they saw
In our world
And in the realms astride reality
How they unlocked the mind
Beyond the mandane
Creating the marvels and terrors
That made them immortal

The eyes are a gift
An anchor to this world
A means to explore its wonders
And feed the soul its beauty
But existence is more than meets the eye
The truest sight is the one within
The one sailing on clouds of dreams
And raging in storms of fear
The one with empathy from desire and despair
Filled with the enlightenment of imagination
The sight of immortals

Eagle in the elm
With this lens, I see you true
Still; you see much more

So I close an eye
And sync with the one inside
Gaze into the world of others
Stare into the alternate
And see, as all immortals have seen

Dark
And light
Stars of night
Share the secret
Of how you all delight
How difference is a trinket
And why balance is what I most covet
I long for immortality, to leave my mark
Chasing dreams, without a single regret
When life binds, I seek an outlet
I look beyond plain sight
To change my fate
To Rewrite
Fight, and
Spark

Let the rain cascade
Let it douse this fire within
Let my ambition
Be tempered by gratitude
Immortality can wait
I live and dream of rainbows

Oh to live forever
But stay the same
To be cursed by a blessing.

~

Neptune
The land calls to you
But the sea will never let you go
Immortal

Β© judeitakali


A number of my favourite prompts, aligned with my thoughts for this post.
So I joined them together.
I hope you enjoy.

As you can see, the images I used are all from the prompts, and the theme of immortality came from Colleen.

In bold italics; is a haiku, diatelle, and a tanka.

I Look forward to your thoughts.

Stay safe everyone, Stay loving.

74 Comments Add yours

  1. Donna-Luisa says:

    Beautiful…and you ended with a magnificent rainbow 😊..

    Liked by 6 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Donna. Glad you liked it

      Liked by 2 people

  2. Reena Saxena says:

    You had me in knots with this one, Jude! I read it more than once to get if immortality is s blessing or curse πŸ€”

    Liked by 4 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Reena. I think immortality is often confused with eternity. There’s a subtle difference which I think involves the ability to grow or change

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  3. Reena Saxena says:

    Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:
    Immortality …..by judeitakali

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  4. Sadje says:

    Wonderfully written Jude. A seamless conjugation of all the prompts! Thanks for joining in

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Sadje. I like the way you’ve phrased this.❀️

      Liked by 2 people

      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome πŸ˜‰

        Liked by 2 people

  5. KL Caley says:

    Beautiful and intriguing. I loved it.
    Thank you for joining in the #writephoto challenge.
    KL ❀

    Liked by 5 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      My pleasure Carley. Thank you too.

      Liked by 2 people

  6. Dora says:

    Masterfully done, Jude! You make it look easy.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Dora, it’s most definitely not easy. Hehe, I’m just stubborn and make it work

      Liked by 2 people

  7. Ingrid says:

    β€˜The truest sight is the one within’ – absolutely 😊

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      πŸ™πŸ½β€οΈπŸŒ·

      Liked by 2 people

  8. How effortlessly and efficiently you have woven the prompts, ending it with a beautiful 🌈 Jude. Simply amazing!!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Ahh, it means so much hearing this from you Radhika. Thank you so much πŸŒ·πŸ’œ

      Liked by 1 person

  9. kittysverses says:

    This poem ought to be immortal. Loved these lines :-
    Oh to live forever
    But stay the same
    To be cursed by a blessing.

    Liked by 5 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Oh thank you so much Kitty. So glad you like it ❀️🌷

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Diana says:

    A wonderful arrangement of words, I have to admit! Beautifully done, Jude. Stay blessed β€οΈπŸ™πŸ’

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Diana. Glad you like it. ❀️🌷

      Liked by 1 person

  11. Roshni says:

    This is amazing JudeπŸ‘

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Roshni.

      Liked by 2 people

  12. Zelda Rene says:

    WOW, phenomenal poetry–I’m stunned nearly speechless.

    Liked by 5 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Zelda Rene says:

        You’re most welcome.

        Liked by 2 people

  13. rugby843 says:

    All so goodπŸ‘πŸ»

    Liked by 5 people

  14. Jules says:

    I remember a particular Sci Fi episode of a powerful immortal – who just wanted to be left alone…

    I cannot imagine what the Gods of the ancients must have thought of this world to gift things like fire or life to mortals…. and then to retreat and let nature take its course. Though some say the Gods, at least some of them if you pray the right way may answer your requests or prayers… but maybe not exactly in the way you expect πŸ˜‰

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Personally I’m partial to the belief that immortality is fueled by memory.

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      1. Jules says:

        We must remember the good and the bad… to learn. If we take down all the memorials of those we don’t like we may forget those important lessons.

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Perhaps. But one may argue that taking down the memorials is setting a standard for future immortals.

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      3. Jules says:

        Basically history is told by those in power…
        That has been proven beyond doubt πŸ˜‰

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      4. judeitakali says:

        I agree but that’s going to become difficult now. For it’s a global world and everyone sees, and records. The suffering, and the oppressors.

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  15. -Eugenia says:

    Superb weaving of prompts and my favorite lines –
    Oh to live forever
    But stay the same
    To be cursed by a blessing.
    Lovely post, Jude! ❀️

    Liked by 4 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Eugi. Glad you like it.

      Liked by 2 people

      1. -Eugenia says:

        My pleasure!

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  16. memadtwo says:

    Once again you seamlessly weave together forms and ideas. I especially like the rain cascading into rainbows. (K)

    Liked by 5 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much K.🧑

      Liked by 2 people

  17. Indira says:

    Simply wonderful.

    Liked by 4 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much.πŸ™πŸ½

      Liked by 1 person

  18. mariamichaela says:

    I love your take on immortality. Well done, Jude. 🌷

    Liked by 5 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      I’m glad you like it Michaela.🌷❀️

      Liked by 2 people

  19. Jude, your poetry continues to surprise me each week. Fabulous prose and I love all the connections to the challenges you were able to incorporate. That’s brilliant! ❀

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Colleen. I tried out the Diatelle, tho I wasn’t sure about the small case rhyme scheme verses the one in capital letters

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      1. I’m not sure what you mean about the diatelle… it’s a set rhyme scheme of abbcbccaccbcbba with the corresponding syllable counts per line. When you use capital letters, that creates a refrain which means it creates a repeating line in the poem. Did you mean the Abhanga? The “x” and “y” letters always mean that line is unrhymed. Does that help?

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Yeah I rhymed normally but I’m used to seeing them capitalised, and the one time I saw small case, it turned out to mean refrain, so I was a little confused this time but I rhymed directly, as you have seen.

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      3. The capital letters mean refrain in my experience. πŸ₯°

        Liked by 1 person

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