Spirit virtues #poetry and #prose

This carousel of joy
A beloved routine
With changes in between
Sparks of passion

In vespers so deep and private,
In nature so steeped in wonder,
And in dreams from the child I once was,
I found it!

come oh come
zest of heydays past
Haul me up
Hoist my soul-
out from hope’s evanescence
Zing me back to life!

#writephoto

There was a time dreams turned insipid
When hope wilted like leaves from a poisoned tree
And fruits of potential fell rotten with disease
When fear made itself at home
No more blooms
No more beauty
Only decay.

For the absence of fear did not make me brave,
And finding my courage did not drive away all fear.

Eugi’s weekly

At the end
I scoured the night sky
Roamed dark woods
Trod white sands
Yearning for the beginning
And oh how I prayed!
How I laid myself bare!
How I accepted faults!
Wounds healed with grains of salt
How I found ‘Me’

Finding me, fed my spirit;
Nourishing my spirit, strengthened my faith;
Faith, is an endless fountain of hope;
Hope, is espoused to love;
And love, births gratitude and joy.

#whatdoyousee

Once I was cast aside as a runt.
Yet here I am now
A beacon of warmth.
A comfort to all.

© judeitakali


I won’t be posting in the month of July as I’m focusing on finishing the first draft of my novel. This is because I begin studies in August, and the book release is set for spring 2022. So I want to only be editing all the way from August to release season.

I’ll however continue reading your sites, as I enjoy visiting and it refreshes my mind. Maybe I’ll repost some of my past material that I’d like new followers to read, and old ones to remember.

I hope you enjoy this, I used all my favorite prompts as a monthlong farewell.

Colleen’s syllabic challenge asked us to write out a favorite syllabic poetry form(s) and adjust it in any way we like. I combined a shadorma with an abhanga to make; wait for it……, SHABHANGA! The rest of the piece not in bold italics is freeverse and prose.

Reena’s exploration challenge gave us a quote as inspiration and I enjoyed it very much. “We don’t need to make us safe, because you made us feel brave”

Stay safe everyone, Stay loving.

P. S My little gem on Amazon; CROSSROADS (Winds of love)

74 responses to “Spirit virtues #poetry and #prose”

  1. Haul me up
    Hoist my soul-
    out from hope’s evanescence
    Zing me back to life!

    This spirit kind of pervades through all images and prompts…

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    1. Those were some of my favorite lines too.

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    2. Thanks Reena, always look forward to your feedback 🕊️

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      1. I’m honoured to hear that 😀

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  2. Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:
    spirit virtues ….. by judeitakali

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  3. This is excellent Jude. You’ve take us along a rollercoaster ride of emotions and ended with hope. Love this. Thanks for including my prompt in here.

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    1. Thank you so much. Always a pleasure Sadje. 🕊️

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      1. You’re welcome my friend

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  4. Great take on all the prompts, Jude. I loved those last few lines in particular. Good luck with your draft and editing.

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    1. Hi Shweta. Thank you. The lines just before the last image or the ones after? 🙏🏾🕊️

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  5. I go with what Shweta says, I loved the last lines. Brilliant takes on the prompts, though they were all different topics you brought them together to weave a perfect poem. Fabulous! ❤️

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    1. Thank you so much Hemalatha. I’m always glad to see you here. 🕊️

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  6. ‘Faith, is an endless fountain of hope;
    Hope, is espoused to love;
    And love, births gratitude and joy.’

    How comforting these words are! Thank you for sharing them 🙏 and good luck with editing your novel 😊

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    1. Thank you so much Ingrid for saying that. They are very comforting thoughts.

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  7. A wondrous journey through all prompts Pure magic, Jude!

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    1. Glad you liked it Eugenia. 🕊️

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  8. So many emotions within one poem! You are a terrific poet Jude.

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    1. Thank you so much Roop💜🕊️

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  9. The last few lines were amazing, captivating poetry as usual Jude, super excited to read more! 😊

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it Tanvi💜🕊️

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  10. You’re on your way, Jude. Beautiful sendoff series with a wonderful and true conclusion.

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    1. Thank you so much Jade for the vote of confidence. 💜🕊️

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      1. You’re most welcome!

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  11. These are all great. I really like the last poem, starting, “Once I was cast aside as a runt …”

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    1. I’m glad you enjoyed this. Thank you so much. 🕊️🙏🏾

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  12. Wonderful. And best wishes on your novel efforts! 🌷

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    1. Thank you so much. I need all the wishes I can get. 💜🕊️

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  13. Wonderful ride into the world of writing

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    1. Thank you so much 🕊️

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  14. Much food for thought as usual. Good luck with the novel! (K)

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    1. Thanks alot K💜🕊️

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  15. Just wonderful Jude. Good luck with your editing. Just downloaded your book, Crossroads on my Kindle. Waiting to read it 👍🏻

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    1. Hey Radhika. So glad to hear you got it. Would really like to get feedback when you’re done reading. 🕊️💜🙏🏾

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  16. What a delightful and uplifting piece, Jude! May the words fly onto the page this July. ✍🏻✍🏻✍🏻

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    1. May they indeed🙏🏾💜🕊️

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  17. The best of wishes, Jude, as you focus on what needs to be. 😊

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    1. Thank you so much 🙏🏾🕊️💜

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  18. Love these writing❤️😊

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    1. Thank you so much Olivia. I can’t seem to access your site. 🕊️🙏🏾

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  19. What a beautiful set of poems. 🖤

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    1. Thank you so very much. Love the dark heart💜🕊️

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  21. Beautiful post, Jude. This will get us through July. Best of luck on your first draft 🌷🙂

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    1. Hey Michaela. Don’t go anywhere, lol. Anyway thanks alot for the luck. 💜🕊️

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      1. Hahaha. Unlikely as I love the people here in WordPress too much.

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  22. What a great ride with all those prompts! Good luck with your studies and editing, Jude. All the best. 👍🏼

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    1. Thanks alot Punam. Awesome to see you here again 💜🕊️

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      1. My pleasure always. 💙

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  23. Continued success on your writing. Stay focused and joyful!
    Remember to take some breaks and breath.
    ((Hugs)) ~ Jules

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    1. Thank you so much Jules. I will take your wisdom 💜🕊️🙏🏾

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      1. (((Hugs)))!!!

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  24. Beautiful bravery! Good luck with the writing!

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    1. Thanks a ton Elizabeth 🕊️💜

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  25. A moving poem, Jude. All the best with your novel writing.

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    1. Thank you so much Roberta.

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  26. Just finished reading your “little gem”… awesome definitions of love! Your poetry has many dimensions Jude.

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    1. Haha 😅 why the quotes on “little gem”?
      Thank you so much again for getting it.
      If you do get a few minutes free, please go on over to Goodreads and post a review and rating. All you need is an email and password sign up.

      https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/58139006-crossroads-winds-of-love

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  28. You’re indeed an amazing poet…”finding courage did not drive away all fear”💫💫 it’s lovely. My best wishes for your new book😊

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    1. It’s good to see you here Roshni. Thank you so much for the appreciation and the wishes.

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    1. Thank you kindly 🙏🏾

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  29. What a powerful post filled with such amazing imagery Jude! I love the twists an turns on the journey to hope!❤

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    1. Thank you so much Sal, it means alot from you 💜🙏🏾

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      1. You’re welcome Jude! ❤

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