Iva Hotko

… for love to come alive

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Lingering thought,
a desire never lost.
Tangled within a dream —
the magic of what could be.
Waiting,
we wither away
lost in the promise
of a fairy tale.

The day will come
when I will bow my head
to the grace of sin
born from desire
to…

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A shared sensation

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I crave silence …

The deep blue ocean of stillness
that will cradle my restlessness,
and wash away my fears

A tender breeze to ripple
my senses for the world
that cannot be see

A sky full of stars
on a chilly summer night,
and fireflies to twinkle in the dark…

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A shared thought

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Age is just a number,
and tragedy lies in the awareness that follows —
of the world, we come to see with different eyes,
and feel with the altered heart.

Time passes so fast once we awake —
from years of fairy tails and nightmares.
Days turn into hours and months…

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The choice between honesty or loneliness

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A secret whispered
under a flower,
a thin veil
wrapping the sorrow.

Cold are the chambers
of loneliness,
long are the nights
spent in regret.

Nothing is won
nothing is lost,
and the bud
can still become a rose.

Courage to act,
and say those words
out loud —
the secrets…

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Life lesson

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The love once lost
cannot be found
in the same eyes.

The heart that gave frost
instead of warmth
isn’t to be trusted
with colours
of your love.

Time passes,
and things change
but the cold heart
remains the same.

Things that mark us,
those that define us
are all memories
carved into…

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Poetic Essences

Love found

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I thought I knew
all your secrets,
and all your thoughts
but I was wrong.

It is me
who stands bare
before you.

With just one look
you strip me
to the core,
making me look
into the mirrors
of my soul.

It’s the reflection
of you in me that…

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Iva Hotko

Iva Hotko

Walking contradiction of sense and sensibility. Literature, art, philosophy, nature, hiking and photography 🦋