A writer’s loneliness. Prose and poetry.

The light of the even-star sparkles with ethereal portends
A crescent moon gleams with possibility
And revelers bask in these twilit blessings
Nights-out that change the tides of life
Where embers of love are lit
And the warmth of companionship reigns

But the writer sits by a desk
Shrouded from all these mystics
An empty page sprawled before them
Crumpled invitations lying rejected in a bin
And silenced texts blinking on a phone out of sight
Alone while the world moves on!

A glistening sun shines on a restful weekend
Families frolic in the precious bonding time
As lonely leaves fall from verdant trees
And a restless bee floats from lily,
to tulip,
to rose…
Searching!

The writer looks on
Alone in this spectrum of beauty
Ingesting the inspiration for those they will create;
Their closest companions
The ones in their minds
The ones between the lines!

What is loneliness,
If the trickle of a secluded spring brings peace to your heart,
If the flutter of butterflies sprinkles joy upon the soul,
If the fresh soothing breeze bears celestial euphoria
And birds trill the music of life.
What is loneliness,
If nature comes to your aid!

Yet still the lone writer wonders
When their kindred spirit will come
To join them in this blissful wonder
And fill the emptiness of night
For while the writer may dwell in this world
They live in countless others
Where to live, becomes to write!

© judeitakali


For the third weekend in a row I did not meet up with my friends and dare I say it, ‘suitors’.
I spent the last two weekends knee-deep in publishing intricacies,
And this past one, laying out the schedule and plan for my next project.
I hope to know your thoughts on this post in the comments section.

On another note, you might have noticed the underlying theme of nature. I haven’t written a green post this month. So I tried to use this one, to showcase some of the beauty we should cherish, preserve and Grow.

Feel free to check out my new book release here;

CROSSROADS (Winds of love)

Stay safe everyone, Stay loving.

38 responses to “A writer’s loneliness. Prose and poetry.”

  1. Love this poem of wandering thoughts between the writer and the nature.

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    1. Thank you so much Sadje. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

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      1. You’re welcome my friend

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  2. I so relate, Jude, especially having spent most of the weekend rewriting one whole chapter and two half chapters of my current w.i.p. novel. The writer’s lot is not an easy one sometimes. I spent quite a lot of time watching squirrels chasing each other around the palm tree outside my window (happy nature).

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    1. That was awesome luck with the squirrel. At least you got a lot done. I’ll be aiming for a chapter a day. I have a week off soon. Yeah, I’m just really embracing my writing now alongside wordpress and I’ve realised how all my free time looks to be going into it. But I don’t mind for now. This year is really for me, so I’ll manage. I’ll get a weekend each month and a couple of midweek evenings to hang and go out.

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      1. A chapter a day? Wow, my hat just blew off! Kudos Jude, with all you’ve been doing 🙂

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        1. Hehe. Just trying for a chapter. Not really forcing too much. If I can average 1500 words a day. I can be done well before August. Then I can begin a read through massive edit by that time.

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  3. Every line tells about writer’s loneliness 🙂
    And expresses very well😅
    Great work 👌👌

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    1. Thanks a lot Aparna. Glad you appreciate. 💜❤️🙏🏽🌷

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      1. My pleasure 😁

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  4. That blank page can really serve as a mystic shield against new ideas and social contact can’t it?

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    1. It really does. But it’s a first step staring it down.

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  5. Writing is a lonely undertaking, Jude. You need discipline to write but you also need discipline to take breaks. You must have time with family and friends. Do check your email please.

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    1. Very sound advice. Thank you so much Robbie. I’m responding to the mail❤️

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  6. This a beautiful poem Jude! 🙂

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    1. Thank you very much Tanvi. ❤️

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  7. Nature is a great inspiration indeed. It’s nice to be working and be able to look out and see nature too.

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    1. Thank you so much M🌷💕

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  8. I think about this subject a lot because writing necessitates solitude, so sometimes being a writer can feel like a lonely profession, but then you populate your work with characters and get to know other writers. I’m lucky enough to have a family so I have to find the right balance between writing and family time!

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    1. Yeah I guess I mostly wrote from the perspective of someone living alone. But like you said the perks of meeting other writers and readers is great🧡

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  9. You write so beautifully. This captures the writers journey in a deeply moving way.

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    1. Thank you so much for appreciating LaDonna. 🧡

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  10. Sounds like you’re knee deep, and working through it… beautifully 🙂. I really like this write.

    Pat

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    1. Thank you so much Pat. 😃

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  11. What is loneliness if nature comes to your aid!!! This is such a beautiful line! Nice one dear Jude 💕

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    1. Thank you so much Ru. I’m glad you appreciate this.

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  12. Such a lovely poem Jude! 😁

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    1. Thank you so much.

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  13. Wow.
    Just wow. This hits close to home. In such beauty. Well written.

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    1. Thank you so much for the appreciation.

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      1. Hello! I’m currently dealing with grieving of a friend’s suicide and it’s quite hard for me to put the words together because it’s still kind of processing… any tips?

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        1. Hello Missai. That’s so tragic and painful. Just write your honest feelings, even if it’s word by word. Let the pain bleed out on the page. Afterwards you can organize the jumble into something coherent. I’m truly sorry for your loss. 💜💜

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  14. An amazing poem. Loneliness is defined using different metaphors and the pain of loneliness disappears at all.

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    1. Much appreciated Jane.

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