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CROSSROADS (Winds of love) is a little gem of a book that’s filled with all kinds of poetry, verse and an array of short stories that are sure to leave their mark.
My name is Jude Itakali, and I wrote this precious 170 paged collection.
About CROSSROADS (Winds of love)
In the corridors of love,
At the crossroads of loneliness,
We stand at our most vulnerable.
As the winds of love swirl, we are often ill-prepared for the portends and promises they carry;
The longing, fear, and deception.
The intimacy, and the horrors of heartbreak.
But also the hope, renewal and strength from the trials we have survived.
May these Poems, Prose, and Short Stories touch each in their own particular way,
And bring us all perspective, compassion, hope and ultimately;
I truly believe there’s something in this book for us all;
A cacophony of emotions,
And much more.
All these under the shadow,
or the light;
You’ll find a wide array of poetic styles and forms
A blend of structured and free verse poetry,
With a sprinkle of short stories that just might take you to all sorts of places.
This is my debut publication and I used poetry because of its ability to touch a variety of people in a variety of ways. I admire the creativity it gives and the outlet of emotions that might otherwise fester within. The ability to exercise the breadth of language to pass on a message has always captivated me because it touches and evokes much deeper than plain words.
The skill sometimes required to write poetry has also massively improved my writing and I now feel confident to tackle the next step of writing a novel(coming 2022).
Reviews from authors and readers online.
Anyone already familiar with Jude’s skill in blending poetic forms with prose and storytelling is sure to love this collection, as is anyone who appreciates sumptuous, sensuous poetry delivered by a unique poetic voice. Highly recommended!Review by Ingrid of experiments in fiction
If you enjoy beautifully written poems that stir your blood, this book is a must read…Review by Robbie of Robbie’s inspiration
Jude has taken part in Tanka Tuesday for a few years now. Each week I look forward to his special brand of poetic magic. Welcome, Jude!Colleen of Word craft prose and poetry
Today, we want to tell you about the upcoming new release of Jude Itakali’s poetry book…Jaye of jenanita
If you love poetry as much as we do, I know you will want to read this wonderfully emotive collection…
If you have been following my blog for a while you probably know that I really admire Jude’s blog and I am a huge fan of his writing. I was so happy to hear that he had put out a book and it was now available to preorder. I wanted to share this news with you guys because…Pooja of Lifesfinewhine
Teasers from the book
I closed my eyes and picked different page numbers, from which I got these small sample extracts. I did take great care writing every verse, poem, short story and insight. so I was quite confident doing this. Here are a few teasers;
…You can hear it as it prowls~Trapped by love~ Pg. 74
Treachery, its shadow
And so you hide in fear
As the night whispers of heartache
And love hunts you like prey
Persisting like only love can!…
…How I wish to hold you~Secret desire~ Pg. 30
Draw you close and bind us in rhythm
Feast on your beauty
Look deep into your eyes
And fill those depths with what I feel…
…The wisps of conspiring clouds~Fatal Attraction(A short story)~ Pg. 69
Snuff out the shy flicker of weary stars
And I catch a glint of something in her eyes
An eerie mischief veiled in flirtation…
…They were lost in fields of seduction~Inflamed(A short story)~ Pg. 62
Trapped in the vale of passion
Resistance was vain
Their attraction too deep…
Lone thirsting daisy
Beauty coaxing the heavens
Till nourishment falls
Gray clouds glow white with relief
The sun shines on you and me
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