If ice became home #poetry and #prose #writephoto

If ice became home,
Would you still think the world was cold with indifference,
Or would you cherish all warmth as beyond precious
Would you sit by a hole on a frozen lake, hoping the fish would bite before the frost did,
Or would you share tales of ancient rites of passage, where inglorious hunters earned their most glorious pelts.

#writephoto

If ice became home –
Would you not skate on frozen lakes and watch sunlight dazzle in crystalline splendour…
Or would you slade down snowy glades
With a pack of loyal dogs, their hot breaths steaming life into the frigid air…
Would you see that though the frost may sting, there is warmth in every gaze and every voice…

Eugi’s weekly prompt

If this place became home –
Would you not build a recluse atop its snowy summits
So that each dusk and every dawn,
You’d watch the dance of ice and fire
And wonder about the origins of magic…

For here, the frost may sting, but there is warmth in every gaze and every voice…
And if ice became home, you’d realize that the coldest world still lay in human hearts, beyond your wintry paradise.

© judeitakali


Hope you enjoy this. My WordPress is glitching and I can’t load my site in the browser. I hope it gets fixed now because I can’t get most links now.

Stay safe everyone, Stay loving.

56 responses to “If ice became home #poetry and #prose #writephoto”

  1. The last few lines are so true. A powerful truth. The cold lies in human hearts not in icy fields.

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    1. Yeah, I’m so glad you had that takeaway Sadje.

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      1. It’s always a pleasure to read your poems.

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        1. Thank you so much Sadje.

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  2. Isolation from other living creatures would be the coldest cold of all. (K)

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    1. I don’t know. I’m very partial to this climate change and the politics that hinders conservation battles. But yes, isolating from nature defeats the purpose, but from humans, it’s a little complicated I think.

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      1. Nothing is simple, especially when it involves humans.

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        1. Very true. It’s a breath of fresh air when it is.

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  3. A balance captured beautifully in words.

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    1. Thank you so much Kritika🙏🏾😃💜

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      1. My pleasure 🙂

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  4. I love this so much! Ice is a mysterious thing

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    1. Thank you so much. Your appreciation means alot. 🙏🏾

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      1. You’re welcome. I live in Canada so I get where you’re coming from with ice

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        1. Haha, I’m even more glad for your appreciation now, as I live in Africa. 🙏🏾

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  5. Superb thought, well written, Jude. 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much Kitty 💕

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      1. You are welcome, Jude. 🙂

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        1. Thank you so much Kitty.

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  6. A deep poem, another wonderful poem! 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much Tanvi. I really appreciate it💜🙏🏾🌼

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  7. Moving from E. Africa to Canada for university really helped me experience this first hand. But yes, “the coldest world still lay in human hearts.”

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    1. I only have movies and first hand accounts or books to base on. 😌😩

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      1. It’s kind of like living in a refrigerator for like 4-6 months every year 😂

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        1. 🥶 daunting, but most people seem to enjoy themselves when they go there.

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          1. It’s a lot of fun for a while and then it gets annoying pretty fast 😂

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            1. I’d have thought you took to it like a fish to water. Like a lion to zebra?(I came across this somewhere)

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              1. Ooh that’s interesting I’ve never heard that one before 🤔 I mean I love it here but it’s not home if that makes any sense 🤷🏽‍♀️

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  8. This is so beautifully written and thought-provoking, Jude! What a great question! I would ‘cherish all warmth as beyond precious…’ for sure 😊

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    1. Thank you so much Ingrid. I cherish your feedback for sure. 😁🌼

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      1. You’re most welcome 😊

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  9. Beautiful. Just beautiful.

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    1. Hey Michaela. Thank you so much. 🌷

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  10. I love reading this one very much, it was a splendid one but the last line though it was spot on. 👌

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    1. Thank you so much Daphny. 🙏🏾 I’m glad you liked it.

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      1. You’re most welcome! 🌸

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  11. […] If Ice became home – Tales Told Different […]

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  12. My WordPress was glitching this week. I suspect they loaded a new Jetpack, and, as is only too common, they had to do another version straight after. Mine’s settled now and I didn’t have any trouble with yours today.
    As for your beautiful poem, it was amazing, both in concept and execution.

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    1. Thank you so much Jemima. I updated mine but it’s still having trouble with some links. However I found out it’s a problem with my internet network. On other networks the links open.

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  13. “but there is warmth in every gaze and every voice…
    And if ice became home, you’d realize that the coldest world still lay in human hearts, beyond your wintry paradise”I love these sentences. Actually full poem is amazing 🌷

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    1. Thank you very much Jane. Wp still glitching but I’ll be over asap 💜🌷

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      1. My pleasure dear Jude 💖🌷

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    1. Thank you so much Sirishty. 💜🙏🏾

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  15. This lovely poem is about so much more than the weather…

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    1. Thank you so much Jaye. Yes, very much so. But weather too😇💖

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  16. So right about the coldest place. May love thaw that place before it spreads.

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    1. May it indeed. 🙏🏾😃

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  17. Wow very lovely poem, thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you so much for the appreciation. 🙏🏾

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