Invisible strings. The bonds we weave #poetry

#RXC

It begins with a phrase that stirs the mind
eyes twinkle, mischief lingers on smiles
first strings of curiosity
When intrigue bewitches hearts
Instinct blindfolds reason
And puppeteers play
Till you’ve fallen
Dancing tunes
time once
scorned

feed
thy soul
with caution
For desire, it
yearns
Free
my bonds
to your fear
Connect us with
Love

aches
shake minds
while in hearts
emotions quake
Dams strung to control
For minds and hearts are tamed
but souls are meant to be free
they tag and groan against all strings
for they know what puppet love becomes…
– but a trickle of Waterfalls within

#whatdoyousee

drifters out at sea
one afloat, other drowning
saving you, saves me

©judeitakali


Hope you enjoy this. Looking forward to your thoughts.

I was really craving the ascending/descending syllables of an etheree(the two poems in bold). I wrote them with Reena’s #RXC and Sadje’s #whatdoyousee prompts in mind. The two verses in between the etheree are a poetry form called the lanturne, for Colleen’s #tankatuesday. Lastly, is an encore senryu for #Eugisweekly.

Stay safe everyone, Stay loving.

64 responses to “Invisible strings. The bonds we weave #poetry”

  1. Love it, Jude! Both poems are wonderful. 🙂

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    1. Thank you Yvette🌹🤍

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  2. Quite thought provoking and left me wondering, I reread it or retraced my steps through your words. Thank you!

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    1. Thank you too Ann, for appreciating.

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  3. You start with my favorite quote about David and individuality. You end with line more stunning than that.

    Saving you saves me

    Couldn’t ask for anything better.

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    1. Thank you Reena. I’m not familiar with the quote you are referring to though.💜

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      1. It is the statement you mentioned. It is used extensively.

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  4. Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:
    Invisible strings – The bonds we weave …by Jude Itakali

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  5. Saving you, saves me! This is such a beautiful line. Great take on the prompts Jude. Thanks a lot for joining in my friend

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    1. Thank you, Sadje. It’s my pleasure.

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      1. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

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  6. “Souls are meant to be free”. This is a beautiful truth. Your writing is always thought provoking and full of depth Jude. Truly lovely.

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    1. Thank you so much Donna💖

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  7. ‘aches shake minds while in hearts emotions quake.’
    ‘Souls are meant to be free ‘
    And ‘saving you saves me ‘ are stunning lines. This makes your poem more beautiful Jude. I always wonder why your thoughts are so deep.

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    1. Thank you so much, Jane. I guess it is a writer’s curse or blessing to overthink things.💖

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      1. You are always welcome,Jude.Over thinking cannot be a boon, so health deteriorates. I believe writer’s have the power to change that. 💖

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        1. Yeah you just have to also think about it in simpler terms and work with both.

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  8. Amazing poetry, Jude! Responding to all prompts masterfully rendered. Thank you for including my prompt. 💖

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    1. Had to do the encore justice. Ended up being some people’s favorite part, as is often its wont.

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  9. I love the flow of this one and it is crafted so beautifully. 💞

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    1. Thank you Daphny. Good to see you as always.☘

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      1. You’re most welcome, Jude! Always a great pleasure to stop by. 🌸

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  10. Beautiful! I have a waterfall-related image/poem as well this week. 🙂

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    1. Thank you kindly.🙏🏾

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  11. What a beautiful poem Jude. 🙂

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    1. Hey Tanvi. been a while. Thank you.😃

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  12. It is beautiful how it all flows together not only with words but shapes, Jude.

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    1. Thanks a lot for the appreciation D.L 💖
      Means a lot.

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  13. Connection is always present in your words Jude. I like the final poem especially. (K)

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    1. Thank you so much K💖☘

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  14. Well woven my friend. Like Sadje, I love the last line too.

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    1. Tank you Michaela🌹

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  15. Nice work, Jude!

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    1. Thanks, Ingrid.🤍

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  16. Absolutely beautiful, Jude. 😊

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    1. Thank you so much, Gwen.

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  17. The verses may have different forms but they relate well. 🙂 💕

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  18. Jude you really spoil your readers with so many beautiful poems in one post – it’s like a bouquet of verses!

    Much love,
    David

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    1. Thank you, kindly, David.😇

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  19. Great style. Love it

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  20. Jude, the combination of the Etheree and lanterne poetry is stunning. It just goes to show how versatile these forms are. Excellent! 💜

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    1. Thanks a lot Colleen.😇. Yeah I believe there’s so much these forms can do.

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      1. Using the forms in different combinations opens up so many possibilities! I never thought to add poetry to a recipe! You did! It’s brilliant. 💜

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        1. Thank you so much, Colleen. I enjoy doing this Cooking and poetry feature.

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          1. It’s absolutely brilliant and gives me an idea for another grand book adventure. 💜

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            1. I think we have the same idea, maybe😊

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  22. Beautiful prose poems. I love both the haiku and the story.

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    1. Thank you so much, Anita.

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  23. Beautiful work💜

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    1. Thank you for the appreciation.🙏🏾

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  24. such beautiful poems

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    1. Thanks a lot for the appreciation.

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  25. You are indeed a good writer

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    1. Thank you so much.🙏🏾

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