This week Ronovan’s prompt words are Vast and Clear let’s see, what can I come up with…. tricky… I’m feeling melancholy today, not a usual state for me, but one that often follows the aftermath of all the Christmas festivities. I tend to be prone to a large dollop of the New Year blues!
Instead of fighting against this like I usually do I thought it might be interesting to try to focus on this sense of sadness and despair because like an actor, an author has to get into role and use feelings to good effect!
I intend to utilise this in some of my New Year writing so please do forgive the less humorous approach! Kyrosmagica blog is all about the lightness and darkness in life, in my experience both go hand in hand, and the interplay between the two fascinate me.
I’ve called my miserable haiku Nothing New, Kills Me.
I made a mistake when writing this I thought the prompt words were vast and new instead of vast and clear so apologies Ronovan, I’ve edited most of the haikus with the word clear!!
Nothing New, Kills Me
Your words lodge bitter,
Vast oceans of clear sadness,
Nothing new, kills me.
New heartbreak lodges,
Vast cruel, unsurmountable.
Terrors playing friends.
A new morning comes,
Light Trickling through clear windows,
Whispering vast nonsense.
New and old mingle,
Clear, lengthy fragments, spoken,
New light promises,
Vast, clear, illuminating,
Ruin of darkness.
New guilty footsteps,
Clear no one will find me love,
Vast oceans away.
© Marjorie Mallon 2016 – aka, Kyrosmagica. All Rights Reserved.
Hope you liked the angst laden haiku! I feel a lot better, writing sad haiku is so therapeutic… enough melodrama for one day, now it’s time to do the washing…
Bye for now,
Marje @ Kyrosmagica x
Well they were most definitely melodramatic!! Great job!
Thank you Ritu. 🙂
Oh, Marje, these are wonderful but filled with sadness layered with a drizzle of hope. After all the Christmas celebrations a low is not unusual and I have seen many here on WP feeling the same. Just give yourself time and accept where you are for now – you’ll soon be your usual bubbly self! ❤️
Thanks Annika, it will soon lift, I’m always like this after all the excitement!! It’s part and parcel of me..
I loved the correlation between the dark emotions and then the rays of light which try to seep in. Go melancholy 🙌
Thanks for the melancholy vote of confidence!! 🙂
The blues did not restrict your creativity Marje, as for the urges of melancholy, some older Rolling Stones, (very loud) can be helpful.
Yes, that’s undoubtedly a good idea Denis, maybe I should listen to some Rolling Stones when I’m writing these melancholic pieces.
I enjoyed this collection– very unique stream of inspired moments. One I do experience on occasion is ‘new morning comes…whispering vast nonsense’ Fortunately I also experience ‘new light promises….ruin of darkness’.
Thank you Janice, sometimes it is useful to tap into your melancholic side if you need to… as long as you remember to keep your happy side waiting to reappear.
Melancholia and beauty wrapped together. 🙂
Thank you for your kind comment Debby. 🙂
Very nice! I love the therapy!
It did the trick!
yes I love this kind of therapy!
Well said, Marje, about there being a fascination with the interplay between dark and light in life and writing. I feel the same way and it also transposes to the nature of photography. Playing with balance is the key. Very creative series of haiku. Don’t forget to smile! 🙂
Thank you Olga, yes it definitely is apparent in photography too. And i’m feeling much better thanks, the smile is back!!
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