It takes two to love. Collaboration.

Hey everyone,
Aishwarya of Kittyverses blog and I worked together to create this prose and abhanga poetry collaboration.
She wrote in light italics and I wrote in bold italics.

Please take your time and enjoy;

If love was a rose, it’d shrivel up finally,
If love was a butterfly, it’d flit away hastily,
If love was a horse, it’d gallop free quickly,
If love was dawn, it’d be engulfed by dusk lastly,
If love was a cloud, it’d be carried by wind to another land promptly,
If love was a mountain, it’d be rigid unfeeling soberly,
If love was moon, it’d alter constantly,
If love wasn’t a feeling,
A feeling immortalised by two people,
It wouldn’t last time’s endearing test endlessly.

Where art thou I seek?
Yee love of changing face
So much more; So much less
For thou, dreams too

Both united yet cold
For they don’t wait to meet
And they don’t wait to greet
Tangled union.

Oh why the same old love
Seen through this dusty lens
Through which this life makes sense
No you; no me

Monotony reflects
Of love that is boundless
Of care that is ceaseless
Freshness repeats

What could this love become
I think but do not know
I feel then flashes show
For love is Heart

Of rosy youthful days
Through time when strands turn grey
Companion’s hand I pray
Life and after.

This rose blossoms, but its thorns draw blood
A butterfly tells of rebirth, and yet it has no home
The prize stallion wins all races, but alas it’s sold to the highest bidder
Dawn tames the horrors of night, but dusk sets them all free
The Cumulus shapes according to dreams, but changes in the blink of an eye
I seek the majesty of mountains, but cannot pass from their leeward side
The full moon beams in splendor, but only once in every month
And the lonely wolf will never find home
Until it finds its lifelong mate.

Β© judeitakali
Β© Kittyverses


I hope you enjoy this.

If you employ a keen eye, you can see that the aspects in the conclusion I wrote, stem from the ones in the introduction Aishwarya wrote, that is;
rose, butterfly, horse, dawn….etc.

Please visit Kittyverses to indulge in more from Aishwarya, or as I’m trying but failing to call her, ‘Arya’

An abhanga is a four verse poem with a 6/6/6/4 syllable count, where the two middle verses rhyme.

Flow and rhythm with ‘Arya’
N.B As I highlighted in yesterday’s collaboration, this Holy week on my site, is a week for posting collaborative work. I hope you stay tuned for more still.

Stay safe everyone, Stay loving.

59 Comments Add yours

  1. Meramolin B. says:

    This masterpiece is just beautifully written. Love indeed is complex, but surely it makes the world go round. Check this out https://littlethings001.wordpress.com/2021/03/30/sandcastles/

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much for the appreciation. I think I already went over to read this, and commented from the last link on my previous post.πŸ™πŸ½

      Liked by 2 people

  2. kittysverses says:

    Thanks for the Collab, Jude. Wonderful, will check out the other collaboration posts as well. πŸ™‚

    Liked by 4 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Always a pleasure. You can see the one before this one.πŸ€—πŸŒΌ

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      1. kittysverses says:

        Yes, I did now Jude. πŸ™‚

        Like

  3. kittysverses says:

    Reblogged this on Kitty's Verses and commented:
    A collaboration post.

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  4. Sadje says:

    Beautiful amalgamation of verses. You guys work well together. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

    Liked by 4 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much for the appreciation Sadje.🧑

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome my friend

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  5. Ah! So beautiful!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Sirishty ❀️

      Liked by 2 people

      1. It’s my pleasure, Jude😊

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  6. JoAnn says:

    A great pairing of words and art. Just stunning!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much JoAnn🧑🍁

      Liked by 2 people

    2. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much. Collabs are fun and great for blog interaction.

      Liked by 2 people

      1. JoAnn says:

        Yes, agreed! πŸ™‚

        Liked by 1 person

  7. Dora says:

    Phenomenal collaboration, Jude and Arya. Well done.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thanks alot Dora, and cheers for using the name, hehe. πŸ˜…πŸπŸ§‘

      Liked by 2 people

      1. Dora says:

        πŸ˜‰πŸ˜€

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  8. This is beautiful.
    Well done guys.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Ella🧑

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  9. jazzytower says:

    This turned out really well. Nice job.

    Pat

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you very much for the appreciation.🍁

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Pooja G says:

    Wow both of you did an incredible job!!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thanks alot Pooja. Glad to see you reading.🍁🧑

      Liked by 2 people

      1. Pooja G says:

        My pleasure ☺

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you kindly.πŸ™πŸ½πŸ§‘

      Liked by 2 people

  11. -Eugenia says:

    What a lovely collaboration, Jude and Arya! πŸ’•

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Eugi.πŸ§‘πŸ™πŸ½

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      1. -Eugenia says:

        My pleasure, Jude! 😊

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  12. Wonderful collaboration; it’s like a dance of words and feelings.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much. I’m so glad to hear you say that

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  13. It’s all good! Nice work, a lovely duet.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much.πŸ™πŸ½

      Liked by 1 person

  14. Ingrid says:

    I am enjoying these collaborations Jude, this is a really nice idea and really gives an idea how different poetic voices can work together, like a musical duet!

    Liked by 5 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Ingrid. I’ve been too busy to finish these for over a month but this week, I found the will, and found a way, and what was taking too long took just a couple of days. Of course I’ve had very cooperative writing partners.

      Biggest challenge was writing four different verses for four different pieces in the same 2hr writing time. But one more left.

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      1. Ingrid says:

        Sometimes you just have to wait until the moment is right!

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Succinctly put.

        Liked by 2 people

  15. blogbyA says:

    I just loved how you connected and carried forward the aspects by her. It’s very rare to see two poets come together and create such continuation. First time I’m seeing this . Congratulations 🎈

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Aparna. You seem to have a good appreciation for working together,
      There are many ways to do so though.
      β€οΈπŸ™πŸ½

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      1. blogbyA says:

        True…ur welcome

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  16. Interesting poetic form, Jude! I loved the connection at the intro and conclusion… noticed it only after your mention. The poem is very beautiful. ❀ Lucky are the ones who find such kind of everlasting love that stays through thick and thin. Great collaboration! πŸ‘

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Anisha. I wanted to rhyme the conclusion but the thoughts were a little profound for me so I just freestyled.
      Yes, lucky indeed.

      Like

  17. Roshni says:

    A wonderful collab! An absolute pleasure to read this πŸ’›πŸ’›

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Roshni. 🧑

      Like

  18. blogs 2 u says:

    Different tales told

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you kindly.

      Like

      1. blogs 2 u says:

        Your welcome, and I how you have a blessed day! πŸ™

        Liked by 1 person

      2. judeitakali says:

        Comments weren’t being accepted on your site. Not sure what’s wrong.

        Like

      3. blogs 2 u says:

        ah thank you for the heads up. i check into that!

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  19. poorvi kumar says:

    both of you are crazy talented, keep it up !!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so very much.

      Like

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