Know thy treasure. #garland cinquain

#writephoto

She stands upon a cliff and wonders…
How far?
How long?
How true?

He roams the world and ponders…
For her?
For me?
For us?

“I have followed ambition, I have chased the dream; yet all else I found, I left behind!”

#whatdoyousee

This gold
Stay ye away
Treasure that blinds one so
Whilst thy love dwindles with the tide
Alone

Be when
my heart be sank
To lose its morning star
Beyond riches, and beyond reach
Priceless

Amour
Flee my cutlass
For need plunders my soul
And greed drives me ever further
Bleeding

Cry not
Lest sea be stained
And ye’ curse haunts me’ step
When stars be gone, and I be lost
Hopeless

Beyond
Cliff and mountain
Away from own desires
Dwells one for whom I am Desire
Yonder

This gold
my heart be sank
For need plunders my soul
When stars be gone, and I be lost
Yonder

#tankatuesday

She was never his dream, but everything else she was; his wench and his lady, his whore and his virtue, his weakness and his strength, yet always he sought the dream; because she was already real, and she could wait, and she was his! But ever he gazed at the heavens and wondered, ‘Is it better to dream alone, than dream together?’ and each time he made the very same wish; “I wish you were here.”

© judeitakali


Hey everyone. I’ve been a little absent but I’m catching up all afternoon so, INCOMING!!

There is quite a bit in today’s post, I hope you enjoy it.

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Stay safe and stay loving.

79 responses to “Know thy treasure. #garland cinquain”

  1. I can feel the yearning in your lines. Beautifully portrayed the agony of indecision. Thanks Jude for including my prompt in this lovely poem.

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    1. I’m glad you could feel it Sadje. Thank you 🙏🏾💜

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      1. You’re welcome ☺️

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  2. Beautifully done my friend. 🌷

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    1. Hi Michaela. Thank you dearly 💜😊

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  3. Oh wow, powerful. Great to see you back Jude and what a great entry. Thank you so much for joining in the challenge:
    https://new2writing.wordpress.com/2021/08/12/writephoto-cliff-edge/
    KL ❤

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    1. Glad you liked it. There were a number of my entries you didn’t engage with or include in your round up. They must have gotten lost in your spam. I kept wondering why😓
      But I kept writing when I could for the prompt, more often than not🙏🏾

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      1. Oh I am so sorry Jude, I do try to go through and clear out my spam box regularly. I was in and out of hospital for a little while and struggling to keep on top of everything so it may have been then, if so I do apologise. I do enjoy your work, it is always so creative and quite different to other entries making it really interesting to add to the collection. Take care. KL ❤

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  4. l really enjoyed it. Well done.

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    1. Thank you so much Eunice. I’m getting used to seeing you here and I’ll be tracing you all the way back to your blog for a read. 😅🕊️🙏🏾

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      1. I would be very glad.🙏

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  5. Jude, your piece for WDYS….Sublime! Every word. Lovely. You are amazing!!💖💖💖

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    1. Oh thank you so much Suzette. It means alot. 🙏🏾

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    1. Thank you so very much.

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  6. Loved it, Jude! Hope all is going well with your novel 😊 I’m planning to go back to mine in September…

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    1. Thank you so much Ingrid. The novel is promising. It’s hard but rewarding. I feel excited about yours.

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      1. I will keep you updated as and when I make progress!

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  7. You more than excel on every prompt, and leave me fumbling for words to compliment 😊

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    1. Hhehe, thank you so much Reena. I learn many new things from your prompt. This one was intimidating but once I decided to tackle it, it was fun.

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  8. Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:
    Know thy treasure ….by judeitakali

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  9. Beautifully written.💜

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    1. Thank you so very kindly Willow🙏🏾💜🕊️

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  10. You’re a master of fitting words to the prompts, Jude! Amazing poetry!

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    1. Thank you so much Eugi. The thoughts always drive it🙏🏾

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      1. My pleasure, Jude!

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  11. Good one, Jude! I like it! Interesting side note about Pirates; they practiced democracy long before any country or nation-state did. The Captain was appointed by his men. If he wasn’t a good captain the men would mutiny, toss him over and pick a new captain. (Under the Black Flag, David Cordingly, 1996) 🙂

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    1. Ah, those scurvy buggers.
      Thank you for sharing Melanie. It’s an intriguing fact

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      1. Ha,ha,ha.
        A younger colleague always asked me her most pressing random questions. I asked her, “Why don’t you google these things?” She said I was faster, more accurate than the first 5 search results and I didn’t come with lame advertisements! Ha,ha,ha. What a nice compliment! Suck on that, Google!

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        1. Haha, I mostly always ask if I’m with someone i think could have an answer, and google first only when I’m alone.

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  12. How beautifully worked, just lovely Jude ❤

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    1. Thanks a lot Reddy 🙏🏾
      I’m glad you like it.

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  13. Beautiful, enjoyed reading 😊

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    1. Hi Sirishty. Been a while. Good to see you. Glad you liked this. 🙏🏾

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      1. 😀Yes, been a while. Yes I liked it. Hope you are doing well

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        1. I tried to comment on your posts but it feels like comments are blocked. And I so loved the guitar playing 🥺🥺

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          1. Oh! I don’t know how that happened haha! I am sorry.
            Thank you Jude, that’s so sweet of you😊. I appreciate your support! I am glad that you liked it! Thank you!

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            1. 🙏🏾💜🕊️

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  14. Breath-taking, Jude. My favourite line (among many) ‘…need plunders my soul…’ 👏👏👏

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    1. Ahh, thank you so much Chris, for the appreciation. 🙏🏾

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  15. Enjoyed all your takes ,especially the polysyndeton conclusion. You summed it up well. Well done, Jude. 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much Kitty. Glad you liked it. 🙏🏾

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  16. Jude, your poetry is simply wonderful! Your garland cinquain tells a wonderful story, which is why I love this form so much. Excellent work! ❤

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    1. Thank you so much Colleen. I re-read the cheatsheet before and found I had forgotten that a crapsy cinquain is supposed to have dramatic verse and pirouette last 2 syllables so I tried to adhere to that in all the cinquains. It was fun, challenging at first then the flow came.

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      1. Your flow and balance always astound me. Exceptional poetry! ❤

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  17. Beautifully penned Jude. 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much Marje

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  18. This is a delightful piece

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    1. Thank you very much Diana

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  19. […] Know thy treasure. #poetry and prose. – tales told different  […]

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  20. A great poem, Jude, and an excellent post.

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    1. Thank you so much Roberta. I just saw your going on adventure post. Enjoy 😀🙏🏾

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  21. While there have been, only a few women pirates – I wonder if they felt the same? If they too had loves left adrift, ashore?

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    1. I actually think it was much like the guys. A pirate’s life though is not ideal for relationships so I’m guessing few guys n gals left loves behind. But there could have been some high sea romance.

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  22. Such a unique take, Jude!
    All best, Merril

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    1. Thank you Merrild. 🙏🏾

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  23. This is amazing you put all these prompts together..

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    1. Thank you so much Michelle 🌷💜🙏🏾🕊️

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  24. I loved the pirate theme of the poem. Well written, and it flows brilliantly.

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    1. Thank you so much. 🙏🏾

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  25. All of them were just beautiful. I really loved the pirate one. It had such a smooth flowing feel to it 😍

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    1. Thank you so much. The cinquains that were centred all had a little pirate in them. Which one in particular? 🙏🏾

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      1. You’re welcome! 😄
        Oh, it’s the 2nd one, by the way

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  26. “This gold my heart be sank For need plunders my soul When stars be gone, and I be lost
    Yonder” Love this line.

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    1. I’m glad you liked that one Daphny. Hope you noticed that the last cinquain in a Garland is made of lines1 from stanza 1, line 2 from stanza 2 and so on till line 5 from stanza 5

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      1. I just saw that now. Wow very cleaver way of using it 👌 Exellent I must say 👏

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  27. “She was never his dream”

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  28. What a beautiful seaworthy garland cinquain, Jude! Loved it.

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  29. I do like the style of this poem, Jude. Very nice indeed.

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  30. I want the inspiration you had to pen these beautiful pieces and create one thing. The poem makes me nostalgic. I now want to write one

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    1. That’s wonderful to hear. Write and link me, I’ll read.

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