CROSSROADS (Winds of love)

Hey there! Welcome.

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;
Love!

I truly believe there’s something in this book for us all;
Shivers,
Blushes,
Empathy,
Awareness,
A cacophony of emotions,
And much more.
All these under the shadow,
or the light;
Of love
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!

“Hi, Colleen…

Colleen of Word craft prose and poetry

Today, we want to tell you about the upcoming new release of Jude Itakali’s poetry book…

If you love poetry as much as we do, I know you will want to read this wonderfully emotive collection…

Jaye of jenanita

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
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!…

~Trapped by love~ Pg. 74

How I wish to hold you
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…

~Secret desire~ Pg. 30

The wisps of conspiring clouds
Snuff out the shy flicker of weary stars
And I catch a glint of something in her eyes
An eerie mischief veiled in flirtation…

~Fatal Attraction(A short story)~ Pg. 69

…They were lost in fields of seduction
Trapped in the vale of passion
Resistance was vain
Their attraction too deep…

~Inflamed(A short story)~ Pg. 62


Lone thirsting daisy
Beauty coaxing the heavens
Till nourishment falls
Gray clouds glow white with relief
The sun shines on you and me

Pg. 156

You can find me here:

Amazon US – And:Amazon UK – Follow Jude:Goodreads – Blog: WordPress – Tales Told Different – Facebook: Kirya Itakali Jude – Twitter: @jude_clutch Instagram: judeitakali

Email: judekirya37@gmail.com

8 Comments Add yours

  1. KL Caley says:

    I have purchased this today, Jude. Looking forward to reading, I will post a review after also.
    KL ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much for the support Caley. it means so much to me.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. I just got my copy. I was so happy to see this, though I feel like I’m late to the party. Congrats on the book, Jude. I’ve been waiting for you to put your beautiful writing together into a book. I can’t wait to savor it. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Oh thank you so much Diana. That means so much to me. You’re not late at all. I began promotion a few weeks to the release date which was just on Monday 17th.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. I can’t wait to read it and I’ll share my review at the end of the this month. I better get reading!

        Liked by 1 person

      2. judeitakali says:

        😊😃 Don’t worry, it won’t take too long to finish. So you can take a bit of time to enjoy it. ❤️🙏🏽

        Liked by 1 person

      3. I started it last night. Love the love.

        Liked by 1 person

      4. judeitakali says:

        🤗🤗💜😍

        Liked by 1 person

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