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.

Β© 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 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    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. judeitakali says:

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

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      1. Sadje says:

        It’s always a pleasure to read your poems.

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Thank you so much Sadje.

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  2. memadtwo says:

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

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    1. judeitakali says:

      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. memadtwo says:

        Nothing is simple, especially when it involves humans.

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      2. judeitakali says:

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

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  3. Kritika says:

    A balance captured beautifully in words.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much KritikaπŸ™πŸΎπŸ˜ƒπŸ’œ

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      1. Kritika says:

        My pleasure πŸ™‚

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  4. winteroseca says:

    I love this so much! Ice is a mysterious thing

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much. Your appreciation means alot. πŸ™πŸΎ

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      1. winteroseca says:

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

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Haha, I’m even more glad for your appreciation now, as I live in Africa. πŸ™πŸΎ

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      3. winteroseca says:

        Cool!

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  5. kittysverses says:

    Superb thought, well written, Jude. πŸ™‚

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Kitty πŸ’•

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      1. kittysverses says:

        You are welcome, Jude. πŸ™‚

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Thank you so much Kitty.

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  6. tanvibytes says:

    A deep poem, another wonderful poem! πŸ™‚

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Tanvi. I really appreciate itπŸ’œπŸ™πŸΎπŸŒΌ

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  7. Pooja G says:

    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. judeitakali says:

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

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      1. Pooja G says:

        It’s kind of like living in a refrigerator for like 4-6 months every year πŸ˜‚

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      2. judeitakali says:

        πŸ₯Ά daunting, but most people seem to enjoy themselves when they go there.

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      3. Pooja G says:

        It’s a lot of fun for a while and then it gets annoying pretty fast πŸ˜‚

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      4. judeitakali says:

        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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      5. Pooja G says:

        Ooh that’s interesting I’ve never heard that one before πŸ€” I mean I love it here but it’s not home if that makes any sense πŸ€·πŸ½β€β™€οΈ

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      6. judeitakali says:

        Perfect sense.

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  8. Ingrid says:

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

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    1. judeitakali says:

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

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      1. Ingrid says:

        You’re most welcome 😊

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  9. Beautiful. Just beautiful.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Hey Michaela. Thank you so much. 🌷

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      1. ☺️

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  10. Daphny Aqua says:

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

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Daphny. πŸ™πŸΎ I’m glad you liked it.

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      1. Daphny Aqua says:

        You’re most welcome! 🌸

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  11. Jemima Pett says:

    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. judeitakali says:

      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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  12. Jane Aguiar says:

    “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. judeitakali says:

      Thank you very much Jane. Wp still glitching but I’ll be over asap πŸ’œπŸŒ·

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      1. Jane Aguiar says:

        My pleasure dear Jude πŸ’–πŸŒ·

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  13. Beautifully written!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Sirishty. πŸ’œπŸ™πŸΎ

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thanks alot Jaye.

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

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Jaye. Yes, very much so. But weather tooπŸ˜‡πŸ’–

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  15. SelmaMartin says:

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

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    1. judeitakali says:

      May it indeed. πŸ™πŸΎπŸ˜ƒ

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  16. Anita says:

    Wow very lovely poem, thank you for sharing.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much for the appreciation. πŸ™πŸΎ

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