The Willow and the moonflower. Where do you belong?

Willow tree

The ageless willow but seeks a kiss of hope
Its leaves droop for the flavour of memory
Craving a taste of adventure!
But the river of life flows by aloof
Without a glance;
Without a moment spared!

I sit, secluded
Beneath the willow’s despondent beauty
Thinking to myself;
How deep these shades shrouded from light!
How soft this moment shadowed in solace!

How much of me belongs to darkness?!

Moonflower bush

The moonflower creeps into a forlorn garden
Drawn to the emptiness
Longing for its fragrance to roam the scentless air
For its blooms to escape the shadows of light
Always outshined
Its hue ignored amidst dazzling sunlit beauties
Annexed
Unremarkable
Irrelevant!

In darkness I find my truth
In moments of despair my soul awakens
Unsought, yet much needed
And I ask myself;
Why must my best come in the worst of times;

And how much of me belongs to darkness?!

Dark times bring out the best in some people,
And the worst in others.
Many say that darkness is evil,
But to some;
It is in darkness,
That they shine truest!

Β© judeitakali


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67 Comments Add yours

  1. Without darkness, we would never truly appreciate the light and vice versa. Brilliant idea behind the poem, Jude. Darkness isn’t exclusive to evil, and light to the good. I loved this!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Shweta. Yeah there is a reason there are things like night and day.

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      1. Indeed. You are very welcome 😊

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  2. Sadje says:

    So well written Jude. Some do like darkness as they shine brighter in it.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Sadje.

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome ☺️

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  3. Hey Jude! I am no good in poetry, and yours is good! I see darkness as an inevitable part of life. In the darkness I can at least cry unseen or not be comfortable with the fact that I can maybe be myself without fear of being laughed at or rejected. No matter what happens, however, it will eventually pass, and when the light chases the darkness away, it gives us another chance, a new beginning, a new hope. πŸ™‚

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much for reading and sharing your thoughts. I agree with many of your points.

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  4. Beautiful the way you have penned. Appreciate every line expressed

    Liked by 4 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so very much.

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  5. ecopoet says:

    Beautiful,🌿 eco

    Liked by 4 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Eco. πŸ•ŠοΈ

      Liked by 1 person

      1. ecopoet says:

        No thank you for letting your light shine !

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  6. Dora says:

    Jude,
    This bears your unique stamp of passion, honesty and flowering hope.
    pax,
    dora

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much DoraπŸ’œ

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Dora says:

        You’re welcome! πŸ’œ

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  7. Elizabeth says:

    Just enchanting! Willow trees are mysterious, our imagination can go to many places while observing them. I’ve never seen a moonflower, one of my friends has it in her garden, she always sends me beautiful photos of the blossoms.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      They are beautiful flowers even in day. I used them mostly just because their best time is night.

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  8. We realise the value of something only in its absence. Both darkness and light are essential to our growth.
    You come up with intersting thoughts and dress them up so beautifully with your words Jude πŸ’œ

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Radhika. I have great appreciation for balance.

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Lord, you are so talented my dear friend. Bravo.
    xoxo

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Gabriella. It’s really humbling from you.

      Liked by 1 person

  10. vaniheart says:

    Darkness is as important as light….
    Very well written Jude❀❀❀

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much VaniπŸ’œ

      Liked by 1 person

  11. Suma Reddy says:

    Your words are worth reading and makes the readers feel live while reading. Excellent Jude.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Reddy. This means alot πŸ’œ

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Suma Reddy says:

        My pleasure 😊

        Liked by 2 people

  12. Brilliantly stated!!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much πŸ™πŸΎ

      Liked by 1 person

  13. msjadeli says:

    What a beautiful duet between the willow and the moonflower, leaving a gentle yet important truth.

    Liked by 4 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      I’m so glad you appreciate it. πŸ™πŸΎπŸ’œ

      Liked by 2 people

  14. Akriti Jain says:

    This is amazing Jude… mesmerizing lines..πŸ™ŒπŸ˜Š
    Following were my favourite-

    In darkness I find my truth
    In moments of despair my soul awakens
    Unsought, yet much needed
    And I ask myself;
    Why must my best come in the worst of times;

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Jain. I’m so glad you enjoyed it.

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  15. Stunning poetry, Jude. Beautiful as always.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Diana.

      Liked by 2 people

  16. mariamichaela says:

    Goosebumps. I’m not sure where I belong but I do hope wherever I’m at, I make a difference not just to myself but for others as well.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      That’s a perfect way to look at it Michaela πŸ’œ

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  17. Ingrid says:

    I love your repeated question β€˜how much of me belongs to darkness?!’

    I agree, it is sometimes in darkness that we truly shine! I spend two weeks every month in darkness, so I can identify.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much IngridπŸ’œ. How do you spend two weeks in darkness btw?

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      1. Ingrid says:

        I have a health condition called PMDD. My body can’t cope with luteal phase hormones of my menstrual cycle and goes into meltdown. It’s difficult to manage but I’m managing-just!

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Oh my that’s very bad news to hear. I hope there’s a cure. πŸ˜“

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      3. Ingrid says:

        Thanks Jude: there are effective treatments, I am just trying to find the right one!

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      4. judeitakali says:

        πŸ™πŸΎπŸ•ŠοΈπŸ’œ

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  18. memadtwo says:

    You always integrate both sides so well with your words. Everything exists in both dark and light. (K)

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much K.

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  19. -Eugenia says:

    ❀️

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  20. Notes says:

    Your soul was always awake.
    You just weren’t listening…

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you. I believe No two souls are alike and thus the difference in the conditions in which different people thrive.

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      1. Yes, two souls can never be the same.

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  21. Notes says:

    Beautiful.
    We love willows in the frost. They truly become ethereal!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you for sharing. πŸ™πŸΎ

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  22. Very beautiful. I always learn alot of values from your poem today I learnt about hope and a light of hope is always there in darkness and one can grow even in darkness. Lovely😊😍πŸ₯°

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Very succinctly put. Thank you so much for appreciating and I appreciate you too as well πŸ’œπŸ•ŠοΈ

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      1. My pleasure😊

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  23. I love this! I have a story idea on my of the same theme, but then I have so many story ideas, who knows if it will ever see the light. πŸ˜‰ I agree with some of the other people about knowing darkness to appreciate the light. My guiding principle in life is to try to find balance in all things. Take care, my friend.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Melanie. Link me if you decide to write the story. I’m very interested. πŸ’œπŸ•ŠοΈ

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  24. Nice written jude

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much πŸ™πŸΎ

      Like

  25. Jules says:

    I think it is unfair to claim that light is always good and dark always evil. Too much light can cause grief and shade an be a welcomed relief.

    The balance is what we strive for, in all things. Keep balanced and continued success!

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  26. Wow, that’s awesome.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much πŸ™πŸΎ

      Like

  27. I really like this poem.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much. Glad to see you here. πŸ™πŸΎ

      Like

      1. 😊😊

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  28. Lesley says:

    Beautifully expressed and so true!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much.

      Liked by 1 person

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