Loveless Wilds #haibun #poetry

They said Love had it all
Sugar, spice and everything nice
The pleasures
The ecstasy
The euphoria
All I would ever want
All I would ever need!
And so with thoughts of hope
I sought and I craved
Ascending to a dream
Yet rising to my demise!

Soaring

wings of happiness
gliding on gale, gust, and breeze
to be lost or found

There was joy but also despair
Breaks, rakes and aches
Scars, stains and Pains
For my happiness would not come from only love
And love did not bring only happiness.

in life’s loveless Wilds
I launched an expedition
happiness to find
where joy would come from loving
not from desire to be loved

***

Β© judeitakali


Hi everyone, I’m back after almost a month away finishing my first novel draft.

I hope you enjoy this. Can’t wait for your feedback, I missed this place. My poetry might be a bit rusty.

Hope you’re all safe, I’ll be catching up slowly.

Stay loving everyone.

100 Comments Add yours

  1. earthskyair says:

    Beautiful! 🌷

    Liked by 8 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Oh thank you so kindly πŸ•ŠοΈπŸ’œ

      Liked by 4 people

  2. Sadje says:

    Nice to see you back Jude. Love is all that. Joy, delight, ecstasy and hurt, pain and heartbreak.

    Liked by 5 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Sadje. Can’t wait to visit yours too. I saved a few. I agree it can hav all those, but all those are things on their own as well that can have love. Maybe that’s why all love is different, but there is a “universal” standard for love and that’s happiness. I guess that’s where this comes from.

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome! Love hurts and brings joy! That’s universal

        Liked by 1 person

      2. judeitakali says:

        The ratio between those two has to make a world of difference.

        Liked by 1 person

      3. Sadje says:

        Yes, indeed.

        Liked by 1 person

  3. Your poetry is anything but rusty, Jude. Brilliantly penned from start to finish. Thank you for including my prompt and I am glad you’re back! ❀️

    Liked by 5 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Eugi for saying that. Biggest hugs😁

      Liked by 2 people

      1. My pleasure, Jude!

        Liked by 1 person

  4. Suma Reddy says:

    That’s amazingly awesome Jude. Beautifully written poem πŸ˜‡

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Oh thank you so much Reddy. πŸ•ŠοΈπŸ’œ

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Suma Reddy says:

        My pleasure πŸ₯°

        Like

  5. So true. It’s always better if we are responsible for our own happiness. Glad to see you back, Jude 😊

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Glad to be back Shweta. Happy to see you reading πŸ’œπŸ•ŠοΈ

      Liked by 2 people

      1. My pleasure πŸ˜ƒ

        Liked by 1 person

  6. “Joy would come from loving not from desire to be loved” beautifully written with emotions. Loved it 😍πŸ₯°πŸ‘

    Liked by 5 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much. I’m glad you liked itπŸ’œπŸ•ŠοΈ

      Liked by 2 people

  7. Reena Saxena says:

    I can relate to this. And the ladder image is just awesome.

    Liked by 4 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thanks ReenaπŸ’œπŸ•ŠοΈ

      Liked by 3 people

  8. Reena Saxena says:

    Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:
    Loveless wilds …by judeitakali

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  9. Hello and welcome back!
    I would say that your poetry is spot one. Love the musings about love’s labors. A beautifully penned piece at the end,
    “in life’s loveless Wilds
    I launched an expedition”πŸ™πŸŒΈ

    Liked by 4 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Oh thanks alot. I’m really happy to see your comment. So glad you liked it.

      Liked by 2 people

      1. A pleasureπŸ™‚

        Liked by 1 person

  10. Your poetry is as good as new, Jude! Good to have you back. You were missed. β€οΈπŸ€—

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Punam. Glad to be back πŸ’œπŸ•ŠοΈ

      Liked by 2 people

      1. You are so welcome. πŸ˜ŠπŸ’™

        Liked by 1 person

  11. kittysverses says:

    Welcome back, Jude. Loved the imagery, and linking of prompts. πŸ™‚

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Hey Arya😁
      Great to be back. Xox

      Liked by 1 person

  12. Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:
    #Haiku Happenings #6: judeitakali’s latest #haibun!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thanks alot for the reblogπŸ™πŸΎ

      Liked by 1 person

      1. My pleasure! πŸ˜‡

        Liked by 1 person

  13. I was just thinking it’s been awhile since I’ve seen a post from you and here you are! I hope your current writing project is going well!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Ah, I’m glad you noticedπŸ’œ
      Yeah the project took leaps and bounds. Having a week’s break then I’ll start embellishing and elaborating in the 2nd draft. But I won’t need a hiatus for that.

      Liked by 2 people

  14. tanvibytes says:

    It’s been a long time, so glad that you’re back with another fantastic poem! πŸ™‚

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Hi Tanvi. Glad you enjoyed this one. Good to be back. πŸ’œπŸ•ŠοΈ

      Liked by 2 people

  15. Anisha says:

    I just checked last week if I unfollowed you by mistake. πŸ˜€ We missed your poetry too, Jude! It’s very good to see you here.

    Only when there’s hurt, the feeling of loving and being loved can be experienced fully. Great imagery and wonderful poem, as always! ❀

    Liked by 4 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Anisha. It means alot that you missed some of my work.
      Yeah, at the beginning of my poetry book I wrote a short verse;
      “In love, we seek the pleasures that outweigh the pains”

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  16. Indira says:

    Beautiful.

    Liked by 4 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so very kindly.

      Liked by 3 people

      1. Indira says:

        My pleasure.

        Liked by 1 person

  17. mariamichaela says:

    “where joy would come from loving
    not from desire to be loved” – exactly!

    Beautiful post, Jude. How was your first draft?

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Heyyy. Need to email you. It was challenging but I enjoyed it and got it done, aside from the last three chapters which I left in highlights because the 2nd draft is going to embellish the story and I’ll have to include that in the finale.

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  18. memadtwo says:

    You don’t seem rusty to me Jude. I like the last verse especially . (K)

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thanks so much K. πŸ’œπŸ•ŠοΈ

      Liked by 1 person

  19. Elizabeth says:

    Hi Jude, nice to have you back! Hope you had a productive month. Love ” wings of happiness” I’d like to wear some! πŸ™‚

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Hey Elizabeth. Great to hear from you. Yes, it was very productive.
      I’m still working on my set of wings as well, hehe

      Liked by 1 person

  20. Ingrid says:

    Nice to see you back with a wonderful poem Jude! I hope work on your novel is going well 😊

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Ingrid. It’s such a challenge but I’m definitely up for itπŸ™πŸΎπŸ’œ

      Liked by 1 person

  21. Sara Little says:

    Brilliant wordings.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much πŸ™πŸΎ

      Liked by 1 person

  22. …joy would come from loving not from a desire to be loved. GorgeousπŸ™‚

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thanks alot for the appreciation πŸ•ŠοΈ

      Liked by 1 person

  23. Dishita says:

    True and beautifully written! πŸ’•πŸŒΊ

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Dishita. I’m glad you like it. πŸ™πŸΎπŸ’œ

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Dishita says:

        You are welcome!

        Liked by 2 people

  24. Diana says:

    Welcome back, Jude. Lovely poetry. πŸ’–πŸ’–

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Diana. Great to see you here.

      Like

  25. msjadeli says:

    Jude, nice to see you and your poetry again. A lovely poem. My favorite lines:
    “Ascending to a dream
    Yet rising to my demise!”
    Love is a “bright, elusive butterfly” (from the song, “The Bright Elusive Butterfly of Love”)

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Jade. I’m happy you recognized those lines, they were an epiphany, though not always true.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. msjadeli says:

        You’re very welcome, and agree.

        Liked by 2 people

  26. blogbyA says:

    Sugar ,spice and everything nice wow what rhyming

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much A. A line I remember from Powerpuff girls πŸ™πŸΎ

      Like

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Amani

      Liked by 1 person

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