Seasons of love. #Nonet poetry

Have you ever wondered why love is ever changing,
Why it just can’t retain its virgin resplendence,
And why forever is different from what we imagine…

For you
I will change
For you
I will break any resolve
For you dear love

Whatever it takes!

The world ages in boundless splendor
Love breeds and yet never changes
Time heals but also decays
And here I wait; patient
For Impatient love
To be consumed
Steamed in lust
Cold; with
Need

Ekphrastic photo prompt

Oh to taste a warm kiss
And feel love’s soothing embrace
To have broken;
And soiled thy virtue
To crave beyond all fear and risk
For this thing called love

The ancient trees whisper of old loves
Floral drapes on bark, branch and leaf
Songs of great springs that blossomed
Winters that cleansed the fear
And cool summer shades
When love fell, as-
autumn falls
Barren
For
All
To see
To wonder
Why love sh’d dwell
Too close to despair
And the horrors of loss
For love is not evergreen
But it grows through adversity
Till all its seasons are beautiful.

#whatdoyousee

The cycle of love
Pruning and thinning through pain
So All may grow true
.

Change is in love’s nature
It never stays the same
And in this;
Love will never change

So be prepared
And enjoy the journey
For forever
Is never what we imagine
And the best of the unforeseen
Is ultimately up to us.

Β© judeitakali


Colleen’s syllabic challenge – ekphrastic photo prompt.

Sadje’s whatdoyousee photo prompt

I hope you enjoy this and would love to know your thoughts.

About a nonet

A nonet has a (1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9) syllabic count.
Reversing a nonet and joining them in an hourglass shape, symbolises the passage of time, or transition.
And it felt perfect for my thoughts in this poem.
Please let me know what you think.

Stay safe everyone, Stay loving.

55 Comments Add yours

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much.πŸ™πŸ½

      Liked by 1 person

  1. Dora says:

    Love the combination of forms, prompts, and the imagery of love sought and seeking. Great job!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Dora. I’m happy you appreciate this 🍁❀️

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  2. The amazing usage of words, the beautiful imagery used to express the changing nature of love is remarkable! Great Job!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much for this beautiful appreciation.

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  3. HappySoul says:

    Nice composition Jude .. πŸ’•

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Ru. Hope you found something relatable in it.

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  4. Hi Jude, your poetry just gets better and better. I have sent you an email. Let me know if you have any problems and I’ll make a plan for you.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Robbie. ❀️🍁

      Liked by 2 people

  5. Another delightful mix of poems and challenges Jude. I have a hard enough time creating one poem!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      I try as much as possible to submit for my favourite challenges. I can’t always do so because I post thrice a week and I often have my own personal thoughts, so I try as much as possible to align some of the prompts atleast.

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      1. You do well with them.

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Thanks alot.πŸ™πŸ½

        Liked by 2 people

  6. Ingrid says:

    β€˜love is not evergreen
    But it grows through adversity
    Till all its seasons are beautiful.’ – this!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Hi Ingrid. I’m glad you like that one. Hope you’re well 🌷🍁

      Liked by 2 people

  7. msjadeli says:

    Beautiful image and verse to go with it, Jude. I really like this line:
    “Floral drapes on bark, branch and leaf” brings such a lovely visual to mind.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Ahh, thanks alot Jade. I’m glad you liked it. 🍁🌷

      Liked by 2 people

      1. msjadeli says:

        You’re very welcome.

        Liked by 2 people

  8. Donna-Luisa says:

    You write beautifully. Ahhh..romantic πŸ˜πŸ™‚

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Donna. It means alot.🍁🌷

      Liked by 2 people

  9. Sadje says:

    A beautiful poem! Love changes and this is one thing that never changes. A profound thought Jude. Thanks for joining in

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    1. judeitakali says:

      I’m happy to do so. Thank you so much Sadje🌷

      Liked by 2 people

      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome πŸ˜‡

        Liked by 2 people

  10. Pallavi says:

    Again another gem!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Pallavi. I’m glad you like and happy to see you reading. I’ll be over to your site soon🌷❀️

      Liked by 2 people

  11. mariamichaela says:

    Beautiful πŸŒ·πŸ’™

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Michaela πŸ’•. I sent some emails. Hope you are well.🌷

      Liked by 2 people

      1. mariamichaela says:

        Yeah, sorry about that. Got busy past few days but I’ll look into my email. 😊

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  12. Beautiful, powerful, moving, and realistic words about the powerful force of love.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Frank. I’m glad you appreciate and like this.πŸ™πŸ½

      Liked by 1 person

  13. Olivia Ava says:

    So lovely witing with some beautiful pictures❀️😊

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Olivia.πŸŒ·πŸπŸ˜ƒ

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  14. -Eugenia says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful thoughts and excellent weaving of poetry forms. 🌷

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Eugi. Glad you enjoyed it.

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      1. -Eugenia says:

        You’re most welcome!

        Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much.

      Liked by 2 people

  15. Diana says:

    Awesome poemπŸŒ·πŸŒ·β€οΈπŸ€—πŸ™πŸ‘

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Diana.❀️

      Liked by 1 person

  16. winfredatu says:

    Well described , love changes

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Winnie dear.

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  17. Jude, I loved your poetic discussion of love! Your poetry always brings me joy. ❀

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Colleen. I’m so glad to hear that. I try to look both on the surface and deeper with prompts these days. I post less, so I have to make em all count. Otherwise, I’d be keeping my submissions to just the poetry form, like just nonets in this case. I apologize for that. But I write the forms to stand alone especially for your syllabic challenges, so when/if you do, you need not quote the prose unless you want to.
      I usually write the syllabic form first, then the prose juxtaposed around it to maximize relatability.

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      1. And that is what I love about your creativity. You’ve taken these forms to new heights. Bravo! πŸ™πŸ»β€οΈ

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      2. judeitakali says:

        😊πŸ₯΄πŸ€—πŸ’œ

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you very much πŸ™πŸΎ

      Like

  18. Chris Hall says:

    Splendid as ever, Jude! I thought the hour glass was a particular triumph for illustrating the passage of time.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much for appreciating that Chris. I did put some effort into that little bit.

      Liked by 1 person

  19. SelmaMartin says:

    Loved this line: To crave beyond all fear and risk
    For this thing called love

    has me nodding. For this thing called love. yes. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much. I borrowed that bit from my upcoming poetry book.πŸ™πŸΎπŸ§‘

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  20. blogbyA says:

    Oh my this has to be one of the best till now…each line was better than before

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Aparna. I’m so glad you like it.πŸ’œ

      Like

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