Thrills, feels and spills. The weekend #poetry and prose

This post is better appreciated in a browser.

Round the world I long to go
To see what you have seen
To touch what you have touched
Yet here I am
The world around me
Waiting…

Last weekend I took a trip to the countryside; into the Savannah…

Photo of me by a friend from a distance

I am here but also there
In a dream, yet cradling a wish
Lost in another’s world
Until I am lost in mine

We took a walk in the wilderness, I got distracted, I lost myself, and my guides…

Those lions must not have been hungry coz making this video was a giveaway.

I eventually found the guides by roughly following in the last direction I’d seen them; just barely glimpsing them before I could decide to retrace my steps.

An arch is a threshold
A gateway from one thing to another
A claim!
And so I crossed;
From the natural to the modern…

#writephoto

I went to the pool for the first time in more than a year of covid restrictions. Coincidentally, I passed through an arch, though not the one in the image above.

If I’m generous, I’d give myself 5/10 for this dive.

I long for my dream
I long for my wish
But I wear a pair of goggles
And shelve them within reach
So I may see the dreams in front of me
And thus dear reader; may you do the same…
Shhh! It’s your turn now.

Β© judeitakali


I thought that since it’s Saturday, and The Saturday symphony is still on ice, I’d share a little of me in this.

I also wrote this for a few of my favorite midweek prompts;

Looking forward to corresponding in the comments section.

My poetry book on Goodreads and Amazon

Blessed weekend everyone.

75 Comments Add yours

  1. Ingrid says:

    Thank you for sharing your adventures Jude: it’s such a great feeling to be out after all the restrictions!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Yeah it was a good one. Still have loads of precautions here though.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Reena Saxena says:

        Great! It’s our turn to dream,but I prefer doing it without the goggles πŸ˜€

        Liked by 1 person

      2. judeitakali says:

        Haha definitely, the goggles in this case are just to help us see the dreams right in front of usπŸ˜‡πŸ™πŸΎ

        Liked by 1 person

      3. Reena Saxena says:

        Goggles which change dreams would be innovative. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

        Liked by 1 person

      4. judeitakali says:

        Hehe, they might already exist. What about the virtual reality ones?

        Liked by 1 person

      5. Reena Saxena says:

        πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

        Liked by 1 person

    2. judeitakali says:

      I think I remember a picture of you in a very beautiful place. Finland? Sweden?

      Liked by 2 people

      1. Ingrid says:

        Slovenia! Visiting the UK at the moment though πŸ™‚

        Liked by 2 people

      2. judeitakali says:

        Oh yeah, it looked amazing. It’s amazing that you’re traveling πŸ₯Ί

        Liked by 2 people

      3. Ingrid says:

        We had to quarantine for 10 days though: it wasn’t easy 😬

        Liked by 2 people

      4. judeitakali says:

        Haha, yeah wen you are used to freedom that can be a long time. After the 42days I’ve just been through, 10days feels like a lucky break.

        Liked by 2 people

  2. Sadje says:

    It was great following your journey.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thanks Sadje. It was brief but nice.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome!

        Liked by 1 person

      2. judeitakali says:

        Where was your last adventure?
        I did say I hoped to correspond in this postπŸ˜‡

        Liked by 1 person

      3. Sadje says:

        Real or metaphorical?

        Liked by 1 person

      4. judeitakali says:

        I was going to say real, but now I’m intrigued so, both?

        Liked by 2 people

      5. Sadje says:

        In real life we visited a mountain resort in the north for a couple of days to cool down. Metaphorically, I traveled the earth when I wrote the poem in response to Eugenia’s β€œround the world” where in my imagination I traveled around the globe, meeting people from all cultures and exchanging notes with them. It was a fun exercise! I would love to travel when the covid restrictions are lifted.

        Liked by 1 person

      6. judeitakali says:

        Let me read your entry. The mountains are amazing. Yeah meeting new friendly cultures sounds awesome.

        Liked by 2 people

      7. Sadje says:

        It is great when we get a chance to do so. Thanks

        Liked by 2 people

  3. Donna-Luisa says:

    As you go around the globe ..take a lot of sunscreen and get to the Caribbean πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸŒ΄πŸ™‚…nicee

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Oh I wish I doπŸ™πŸΎπŸ’œπŸ™πŸΎπŸ•ŠοΈ

      Like

    2. judeitakali says:

      Are you in the Caribbean? Don’t know why I’ve always thought you are.

      Liked by 2 people

      1. Donna-Luisa says:

        Yes I am.. Trinidad and Tobago . Small but beautiful place πŸ™‚

        Liked by 1 person

      2. judeitakali says:

        Ahh yes indeed, do you post some photos on your site?

        Like

  4. Diana says:

    Great writing! Love that dive! πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ₯°

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thanks alot Diana. Glad you like itπŸ˜€
      I thought there was a lot of splash but the video taker said we had only one take.
      I liked it too tho. You must be wayy better than I am.

      Like

  5. Thank you for sharing your adventures expressed through your beautiful words. and reflected by your wonderful photos and videos! ❀️

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      You’re more than welcome Eugi. And thank you very much as well πŸ’œπŸ™πŸΎ

      Liked by 1 person

      1. My pleasure, Jude! ❀️

        Liked by 1 person

  6. Reena Saxena says:

    Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:
    Thrills, feels and spills ….by judeitakali

    Liked by 2 people

  7. winteroseca says:

    Your photos do your poetry justice!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much.

      Like

  8. Daphny Aqua says:

    Amazing pictures with beautifully written words. I do dream to travel the world around me and hopefully oneday I will.. 😊

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      And if you don’t; remember, there’s more than one way to peel an orange- I think that’s how the saying goes. πŸ™πŸΎπŸ•ŠοΈ

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Daphny Aqua says:

        Dully noted πŸ‘πŸ˜ I will always remember that.

        Liked by 1 person

      2. judeitakali says:

        Thank you for appreciating the poetry as well πŸ™πŸΎπŸ˜‡

        Liked by 1 person

      3. Daphny Aqua says:

        Its always a great pleasure ☺️

        Liked by 1 person

  9. Great poetry, Jude. I’m glad you didn’t get lost in the bush. I also daydream and get behind but my husband comes back to look for me. I thought your dive was okay.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thanks alot Robbie. When you’re out there, you want to take it all in and yet it’s so much for a brief trek. Glad you liked the poetry, and the diveπŸ˜ŠπŸ™πŸΎ

      Like

      1. judeitakali says:

        The animals though. We have too many carnivores in Africa. You can bet I won’t be getting lost again.

        Like

  10. msjadeli says:

    Thank you for the multi-media post about you in action. That pool looks so inviting!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      A pleasure Jade. I don’t share too much of my life on here, though I do share a bulk of my thoughts and contemplations.
      I think the pool wasn’t the best I’ve been to, I prefer the ones with light blue tiles to this one with the green ones. But on this day, it was the best pool in the world.

      Liked by 1 person

  11. Wonderful, Jude! Thank you for taking us along with you. You don’t know how good it feels to see you having fun without restrictions.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Ahh thank you so much Punam. Have you been moving around yourself?

      Liked by 2 people

      1. You are welcome. Unfortunately, no.
        My mind wanders all over the globe
        but I am hardly stepping out of my abode!πŸ˜…

        Liked by 2 people

      2. judeitakali says:

        I can honestly say that I know what that feels likeπŸ˜“πŸ˜­

        Liked by 2 people

      3. πŸ˜”πŸ˜”

        Liked by 1 person

  12. It was great to have a glance at your journey. Gorgeous photos and beautifully penned. Loved it πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Raksha. When was it last you travelled?

      Like

      1. My pleasure.Ummm… I guess before pandemic(ignoring the one day trip with family )πŸ™‚

        Liked by 2 people

      2. judeitakali says:

        πŸ™πŸΎthere shall be moreπŸ•ŠοΈ

        Liked by 2 people

  13. Even though you wrote this from your side, I felt as if I was the one traveling and seeing and experiencing all these things! Such beautiful words! ❀

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much. I’m glad you enjoyed this. I really wanted it to remind people of their last walks in the wilderness. πŸ™πŸΎ

      Like

      1. This indeed did! ❀

        Liked by 2 people

  14. I’m glad that you had a great time. Great job including all those prompts

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thanks alot Shweta πŸ’œ

      Like

      1. You’re welcome πŸ˜€

        Liked by 1 person

  15. mariamichaela says:

    What a lovely post, Jude. Glad you got to go out and travel.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Michaela. I looove your new dp btw.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. mariamichaela says:

        You’re welcome, Jude and thank you 😊

        Liked by 2 people

  16. This is great! Nice to see you!
    As you may have noticed I rarely share pictures of myself. I’ve been thinking of maybe getting a go-pro camera to wear on my head and then take you, my internet friends, on hikes with me. I just don’t know that I would have time to do good editing. No one wants to hear me huff and puff on a hike for 2-3hours. They would only want a highlights reel. My dark sense of humor says, “Hey, if I wear a camera maybe that’s when a cougar will decide to eat me because they don’t like being videoed either. Hahaha.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Hahahaha.πŸ˜… Yeah the editing can be tricky, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen photos tho I do miss a few posts, but you should try it if you’ve thought about it. Maybe a once in a while thing. If it’s fun for you, then that’s all you need to go ahead.

      Liked by 1 person

  17. @sanamushtaq says:

    Great blog and very creative! Keep up the good work!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you very kindly πŸ™πŸΎ

      Like

  18. This totally resonates with me. After being forced to stay in, I now want to travel everywhere. I never wanted to before, but I have a different perspective now. Just waiting on my passport to come so I can experience various cultures of food, music, people….everything. Thanks for sharing my friend.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Ahh, that’s amazing. It is a little easier now where I am to travel than when I posted this as we were still locked down tight at the time. πŸ™πŸΎ

      Like

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