Mind and reality. A poetic letter.

The letter below is a work of fiction:

My dearest Halima,

I write you on this cold September evening with unsavoury tidings.
As I’ve delved into my research on mind and reality, I have contemplated many things, and my findings have diverged horribly so.
I have conjured beauty unknown and unseen,
Chrysanthemums of ethereal brightness, from the bossom of deepest fantasy.
But also the effigies of darkest dread, from the bowels of terror and fear.

My reflections have unveiled worlds most wonderful, and those most grotesque!
And now I skulk in the one remaining place of refuge,
My sacred space.

Dry desert of thought
Remission for sanity
Consciousness decays

My sweet lemondrop,
I apologise for my extended absence, but I do not know when, or if I will return.
I write to beg your forgiveness,
And implore you to sever your love,
For I have gone where mere mortals must never go.
And if I should return, I will not be the same man that you once loved.

Inebriated
I crave a mindless stupor
Blissful ignorance

Oh dearest,

I will not leave you wanting. That knob by the bedside lamp, the one we broke on the night of our second anniversary? Ah we were both caught in such a lustful drunkenness…
Yes, that knob opens a safe in the wall.
There is more than enough for you to live in comfort without me.
You can grow that vineyard you’ve always dreamed of.

Alas dear dewdrop, I have found that much of reality happens in our minds;
Perceptions,
Thoughts,
Reasons…
So my sweet Halie-pie,
Dream mostly of beauty
And exorcise your fears
For reality;
Is what the mind makes it.

Relinquish your love
Let it burn and let it smoke
Sacrifice it all
That it may drift back to me
Hope riding the winds of love

Β© judeitakali


I hope you enjoy this, I have been craving some time to write freely. To alleviate my mind, from the rigors of my new book’s promotional campaign.

Hope to get your thoughts on this post. It’s the first time I’m writing in letter style.

For;

Be sure to check out my new book’s launch post here;

CROSSROADS (Winds of love)

Stay safe everyone, Stay loving.

42 Comments Add yours

  1. -Eugenia says:

    So beautifully written, Jude! Thank you so much for joining in! 🌷

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      My deep pleasure Eugi. 🍁

      Like

  2. Pallavi says:

    What a wonderful take! And a new book sounds so exciting..congratulations and good luck!!!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you very kindly Pallavi🧑

      Like

  3. Reena Saxena says:

    A letter format is challenging – what and how much does one wish to reveal, and staying true to both self and the person you address.

    All the best for your new book!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Reena. Alas, this one is a letter from fiction. I added the disclaimer.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Reena Saxena says:

        That was understood πŸ˜ƒ yet you build the writer’s perspective.

        Liked by 1 person

      2. judeitakali says:

        πŸ™πŸ½β€οΈ

        Liked by 1 person

  4. Reena Saxena says:

    Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:

    Mind and reality ….by Judeitakali

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Aparna says:

    Beauty of poet can be unveiled from How well the arrangement of words are 😜😁😁

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Aparna.

      Liked by 1 person

  6. This is so beautiful!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Shubhangi.

      Liked by 1 person

  7. πŸ’œ best wishes and congratulations!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so very kindly.

      Like

  8. Donna-Luisa says:

    Beautiful…always free unbounded wordsπŸ€”πŸ˜ŠπŸŒΊ

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much. What has you thinking?

      Like

  9. mariamichaela says:

    Like reading an old love letter from long ago. Very beautiful, Jude

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thanks a lot Michaela. I enjoyed writing this very much.

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Sadje says:

    This poem is a story in itself. Beautifully written Jude.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Sadje ❀️

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome πŸ˜‰

        Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you very kindly MalatjiπŸ™πŸ½πŸ§‘

      Like

  11. Jude, your creativity knows no bounds! I loved this epistolary style of poetic writing. It’s amazing! 5 STARS!!! ❀

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Colleen. A haibun or tanka prose, I didn’t know what to call this.
      Because there’s a haiku, senryu and tanka amidst the letter prose.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. When you write in letter form it’s called epistolary writing. It’s one of my favorite kinds of writing. https://poets.org/glossary/epistolary-poem

        Liked by 1 person

      2. judeitakali says:

        Oh, I didn’t know that Colleen πŸ™πŸ½πŸ’œ
        That means I didn’t use the forms on the cheatsheet.
        Apologies, I was trying to be creative with a haibun that’s all, then I got lost in the Fiction Halima.

        Liked by 1 person

      3. Jude… you’re fine. I love how you are always striving for creativity. No worries. ❀

        Liked by 1 person

  12. Jules says:

    I read this piece and think of a wizard lost in his own magic.
    Perhaps not the best place when void of those things we love most.

    I think sometimes when we dream at night we go into different locations and when we wake we may be altered when we return to our own realities.

    Take a few breaths and calm yourself. New book and also being included in the one mentioned on Colleen’s post – You’ve been very very busy πŸ˜‰

    (Going to check your post with your book release…)

    (((Hugs))) Jules

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Interesting thoughts Jules. I can relate to the feeling.
      I didn’t see the one mentioned in Colleen’s post. I hope I can find it.
      Thank you so much for stopping over Jules.

      Liked by 1 person

  13. Erlyn Olivia says:

    Amazing as always! The exchange of letters, ended with a senryu or tanka, is just mind blowing. A very creative writing. Bravo, Jude.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Erlyn. The tanka came last. I’m glad you like this. ❀️

      Liked by 1 person

  14. memadtwo says:

    You always create such a vivid world both inside and out. Beautiful. (K)

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you very warmly K. That means a lot. πŸ™πŸ½πŸ’œ

      Liked by 1 person

  15. merrildsmith says:

    A vivid story in letters and verse. Congratulations on your forthcoming book!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Merrild❀️

      Liked by 1 person

      1. merrildsmith says:

        You’re welcome.

        Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s