The Change needed. A poetry Collaboration.

Hey everyone, the last collaboration for this holy week is with JulesPaige from Jules Pens Some Gems blog.
I did the normal case, and Jules’ part is in italics.
Hope you enjoy;

Falling stars streak across a mysterious night
And I gaze from the silence of loneliness
Wondering how I too
Once lived so bright
And yet I now cascade through the endless blackness of grief.

That halo around the moon
Warns of inclement weather
The reign of terror in my thunderous beating heart
Does not wash away the shadows…
My tears flow, fear I may drown

This wailing winter seeks my cold lonely heart
Its chill caresses the mangled gates, bent by many a lover
“Let me in” it seduces
Akin to my damp and dark soul
For though spring has come and thaws from without
The truest warmth must always come from within

As the new blossoms of spring unfurl
Winterโ€™s grip has no choice but to loosen
The icy grip that has kept me in frozen limbo
I inhale deeply the heady scent of the hyacinth …
The sun God Apollo wakens from his slumber

Fly Oh Apollo Fly
Blaze your chariot across this barren Boread doom
Set free Gaia’s sensuous aromas
Let growth rejoice and life replenish
Let the waning warmth I’ve guarded so jealously
And the failing hope I’ve hoarded selfishly
Be shared and thus grow stronger

After being held a captive witness
To the roaring of another fickle March
The lamb returns unto the fold, docile and loving
โ€œApril โ€˜come she willโ€ with perhaps a new love
Yes, me looking in the mirror and learning to
Love who I can become; and accepting who I am!

A halo can be seen around the moon before it rains
The blessing of cleansing

The hyacinth is a symbol of peace, commitment, and beauty
A pledge of virtues that cannot be frozen

March comes in like a lion, and goes out like a lamb
The wildest things can become the most beautiful

For the Change we need begins within.

Did you know;

– The water hyacinth is the symbol of the son god Apollo, and also symbolises power and pride.

– Boreas in Greek mythology is the north wind famous/infamous as the bringer of winter.


Hey guys, I’ve really enjoyed the collaborative work this holy week.

From Within by Jude and Jules.

This is the last one, for atleast a couple of months I think.
I do hope you enjoy it.

So why not go on over to Jules Pens Some Gems and enjoy more from Jules.

Stay safe everyone, Stay loving.

52 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    Beautiful poem Jude! Well done both of you for this collaboration

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Jules says:

      Thank you Sadje – it is always a joy to try something new with a friend!

      Liked by 4 people

      1. Sadje says:

        Beautiful poem Jules.

        Liked by 3 people

    2. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Sadje. I’m really grateful for you, I want you to know.๐Ÿค—
      People don’t say that enough to eachother.

      Liked by 3 people

      1. Sadje says:

        Youโ€™re welcome my friend. I feel like you all a part of my extended family. Hugs. And thanks for your kind words.

        Liked by 3 people

  2. Jules says:

    Thank you so much Jude for inviting me to be apart of your special week of collaborations!!
    I’ve posted our work here at my place:
    โ€œThe Change Neededโ€; A Collaboration with Jude

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Such a pleasure Jules. This was the perfect time since we’d put it off for too long. I loved your intro, glad you liked the avatar. I visited yours first before checking on mine this early morning.๐Ÿค—

      Liked by 2 people

  3. Aman Behra says:

    Very beautiful collaboration.

    Liked by 4 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you very kindly ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ

      Liked by 2 people

  4. A wonderful collaboration, Jude. Jules writes beautiful poetry, as do you.

    Liked by 4 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Robbie.๐Ÿค—
      Yes, that she does.

      Liked by 2 people

  5. Ingrid says:

    Another fine collaboration! Here the North wind is called the burja, or bora, so it must have the same root. Itโ€™s very cold!

    Liked by 4 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Yes, Jules mentioned something like that as well, I think they do have the same origin. The one I knew came from Greek myths so i guess it depends on which is more ancient right?

      Liked by 2 people

      1. Ingrid says:

        I think the Greek was the earliest, then the Romans probably used the same word and it spread around Europe!

        Liked by 1 person

  6. tanvibytes says:

    Beautiful poem! Loved both of your parts! Can’t wait for more future collabs ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ˜‹โœจ

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Tanvi. I’m glad you liked this. Jules is very freestyle and honest to work with. I hope you have read the other three from earlier this week, you might like em too.

      Liked by 2 people

      1. tanvibytes says:

        I must’ve missed them, I’ll check them out soon ๐Ÿ˜‹

        Liked by 1 person

  7. vaniheart says:

    Beautiful poem and wonderful collab judgeโคโค๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Vani. Glad you appreciated it.

      Liked by 2 people

  8. LaDonna Remy says:

    Such beautiful writing. ๐Ÿ’—

    Liked by 4 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much LaDonna.๐Ÿงก๐ŸŒทโค๏ธ

      Liked by 2 people

      1. LaDonna Remy says:

        โคโค

        Liked by 1 person

  9. Well done, both of you! You are two amazing poets!
    (((HUGS))) ๐Ÿ™‚
    Carolyn
    PS…I came by via Jules’ blogpost!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Carolyn. Glad you enjoyed it. I’d seen and liked your comment on Jules’
      ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒผ

      Liked by 2 people

      1. You’re most welcome, Jude! ๐Ÿ™‚

        Liked by 1 person

  10. MK's Quill says:

    Enjoyed reading this!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐ŸŒผ

      Liked by 1 person

  11. michnavs says:

    I read this from Jules page first and i really enjoyed it Jude..well done

    Liked by 4 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Michelle. You’re a bit lost of late. Did you get to see my email? No rush tho.

      Liked by 2 people

      1. michnavs says:

        hello Jude pls email me in my personal email michnavajas@gmail.com, pls don’t approve this comment. its a personal email

        Liked by 1 person

  12. These collaborations are great, Jude! Can see some beautiful minds!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Sirishty. Jules is a breath of fresh air always, with her comments and genuine engagement when she likes something.

      Liked by 3 people

      1. It’s my pleasure, also I like how you appreciate everyone, especially with the one whom you’re working with. ๐Ÿ˜Š stay blessed.

        Liked by 1 person

    2. Jules says:

      To get to my ‘site’ you need to use the link to ‘Jules Pens Some Gems’ at the top of the post. I know the icon doesn’t get you to my open site. Thank you for trying.

      Liked by 1 person

  13. Absolutely lovely! I truly enjoyed it! Keep creating! CSA

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so very much CSA. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐ŸŒผ

      Liked by 2 people

  14. memadtwo says:

    Your collaborations flow so seamlessly–great imagery in this one. (K)

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much K. I guess I work with really cool people on them๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ

      Liked by 2 people

  15. Harbans says:

    Beautiful lines.

    Liked by 2 people

  16. Diana says:

    Another gorgeous poem๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œโค๏ธ๐Ÿค—

    Liked by 2 people

  17. mariamichaela says:

    You two did a good one. ๐ŸŒท

    Liked by 2 people

  18. kittysverses says:

    This is beautiful writing by both of you. Seamless writing. Enjoyed very much, Jude and Jules. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  19. Nameera says:

    This is very beautiful! I absolutely love Greek mythology. Kudos to you both for penning down such a intricate delight!

    Liked by 2 people

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