Of Love and Time. #Diatelle #Poetry

#tankatuesday

Time chimes in my mind
I think of then, now, and when
Always in slumber and often in waking, I peruse perception’s many doors.
Through memory, imagination, and hope
I find ambition, inspiration, and fear
But there is one door I will never open again;
And that door is LOVE!

#whatdoyousee

You!
My curse
Dreams disperse
As love destroys
For better, and for worse!
I once pondered on Hellen’s ploy
Her plight they say brought the downfall of Troy
Sympathy and suspicion surround lies so true
When a loved one wields you, as Love’s decoy
When Time chimes; plays you like a toy
Till heart and bliss averse!
And love turns coy
Pain rehearsed
Hope’s farce;
You!

Everything about her was a lie
And now that door will not open
My heart remains an island, hoarding its bounty
Waiting…

#writephoto

-judeitakali-


Hey everyone. I hope you enjoy this. I often want to submit for all my fav prompts separately but my current blog schedule just won’t allow it. Feel free to check them out and join in the fun.

The diatelle is in italics. It is a challenging form with a (1/2/3/4/6/8/10/12/10/8/6/4/3/2/1) syllable count and an (abbcbccaccbcbba) rhyme meter. If you are looking for a new challenge, this form might be it.

Stay safe everyone. Stay loving.

61 responses to “Of Love and Time. #Diatelle #Poetry”

  1. Lovely take on the prompts, Jude.

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    1. thank you so much Michaela.

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  2. Masterful use of all these prompts Jude. Excellent poem. Thanks for joining in

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    1. Thanks a lot Sadje.

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      1. You’re welcome my friend

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  3. You have a special knack for combining prompts 🙂 Fantastic take!

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    1. Thank you so much Reena.

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  4. Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:
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  5. Excellent as always Jude. (K)

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  6. Beautifully done, Jude. Love these 💕🙂

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    1. Thanks a lot Harmony.

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  7. (oops) …impressed! Simply fabulous, Jude 👏👏👏

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    1. Thank you so much Chris.

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  8. You have a flair for combing the prompts with èlan Jude 💙

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    1. Thank you so much Radhika.

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  9. Wonderful Diatelle,Jude!

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  10. A brilliant take on the prompts, Jude. Great job combining them all. Diatelle is a really interesting poetry form. KL ❤

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    1. Thank you so much Caley.

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  11. Brilliantly writing ✍ ♥ 👌

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    1. Thank you so much Vani

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  12. Jude, your poetic prowess continues to grow! And yes, you have mastered the diatelle and made it yours! Bravo to you. This is a tough form. ❤

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    1. Thank you for the appreciation Colleen. I won’t be attempting it too often though.

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      1. It’s a tough form! 😂❤️

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  13. Wonderful, Jude. I don’t know if I’ve seen the diatelle form in use. It’s complicated! And of course, you pulled it off beautifully. Great take on the promp. 🙂

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    1. Definitely not going to be attempting this often. Thank you so much Diana.

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  15. Beautifully written dear ❤️

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  16. Wow. Lovely, Jude. Wow 🤩

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    1. Thank you so much Selma.

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  17. Always a brilliant writing, enjoyed this one as well Jude.

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    1. Much appreciated Daphny.

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  19. Beautiful poems, Jude! I love your last line of the door poem. 🙂

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    1. hehe thank you. the line is dramatic.

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  20. You mastered the diatelle form, Jude! A beautiful take on all prompts, my friend. ❤️

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    1. Thank you so much Eugi. Glad you liked it. I don’t know about mastered though. Just luck for this one time.

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      1. You’re welcome, Jude!

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    1. Thank you so much Usha. I have to wait for next month to be able to visit sites easily

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  21. Love can be a very tricky avenue to stroll. Not often do we find true love the first time around. And that does put a damper on future relationships. 😀

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    1. Yeah, it has endless dynamics indeed.

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  22. Amazing write, Jude. You combined the prompts seamlessly.

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    1. Thank you so much Punam. I’m still not too able to read conveniently but i’ll find my way there soon.

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  24. Great take on the prompts, Jude! But please do open your heart! 😉

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    1. Thank you Susi. I will.

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      1. 🙂 You’re welcome!

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