Your essay-poem perfectly describes the descent more and more people find themselves fighting these days. May we be there for one another...
I can feel the weight of melancholia as I read. Very effective.
oh very nice...rancid breathe and tough is a great texture to this...and touching the senses...you set the scenario well in your layering...really nice close as well...you always do...
Run, run as fast as you can! You have spun a heavy Tale for us.
Very intense and emotional. I have felt like this once too often.
Quite depressing in itself - but wasn't that your intention?
That Melancholia is a mean customer.
Quite a bit of depth to this darkness. So many fall prey to its charm, its glamour... leaving us to fight it from within its grasp.
Thanks for your kind comments folks.Doctor FTSE ~ yes that was my intention. I have never been touched by depression as such, merely the PMS stuff (which much to my suprise at the ripe old age of 38, I found did indeed exist - having being a Doubting Thomasina until it struck).To do my job well (and hopefully effectively) I have always listened to my residents/clients/patients - for unless I truly understand (and am not ?frightened by their expressed feelings) - how can I help?If I have been able to convey depression in my little effort and others recognise it - hopefully I do understand - and for those who may be frightened by and back off frome a depressed soul - I hope the poem brings a little understanding.Mmmm.... the above sounds a little bit like a lecture! Sorry Dr FTSE - not meant to be so. Just finished a night shift so thought process is not at its keenest!Anna :o]
You have made depression live through this poem. And the picture definitely helps as well. A powerful write.
This gives a vivid picture of the old saying 'love is blind'. While the lady is fully aware of 'what's coming..' she just can't resist, even though privy of the guy's shortcomings. Brilliant verse! And thanks for dropping by.Hank
Vivid and effective, Anna!~laurie
Anna, first time here - I posted my comment right below yours, having missed the deadline as well.What a Dorian Grey of a poem! "Your malignant charm," how his gloom "drips, drips, drips." Amazing how we can see with our souls who that person really is, and still allow them control. ACK! This is my first marriage! Chills...Truly a great write. Here's my "latie" as well... Peace, Amy Barlow Liberatorehttp://sharplittlepencil.wordpress.com/2011/08/30/third-eye-of-the-sightless-woman-dverse/
Yes, sometimes melancholia does seem to be personified. A good poem.
Oh dear, I am glad my bout of the other day is fairly well over again (it never actually is completely); you describe it so well, I am tempted to get back inside and under it, to see if you've got it right.Better not.
Brilliant - and a good idea to put the image at the end. I had no idea the poem was a response to it until very late on in the read. An excellent post.
Reading you words almost makes me glad I killed off my umbrella, before its spokes could make you bleed depression-blood! LOL
I like: "malformed chest" and "perfect storm". Sorry to hear he won.
I'm with Cad on this one...
Melancholia is certainly the boss in this one....drawn in indeed...!!
Melancholy speaks...heavy poem
Thanks for your kind comments folks.Cad and Trellissimo ~ glad the brollies were killed!Sorry this is not an illuminating response folks - brain dead as at work last night and the night before and the night before...... ZzzzzzzzzzzzzzAnna :o]
I could feel this myself. Chilling.
Thanks LolamouseAnna :o]
Depression is... well, depressing and this poem leaves no doubt as to its destructive nature. A comment on previous posts. It seems governments all over are privatising public services like hospitals and prisons. Do we all want to be American?I heard that heath care there costs 12% of GDP where ours (in Oz) costs 8%. It isn't perfect here but it is universal and if one can't pay it is free, and all procedures are available (if you can wait).One of the few extravagances I allow myself as a pensioner is private health insurance. It is hard to make the payments but when I need help it is there immediately, not that I use it much (yet).
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