Haibun poetry with Senryu
|You shall not chase my gloom away!
There's such a charm in melancholy.
(Quote - Samuel Rogers, 1814)
I think, I was born under the shadow of melancholy.
I was a woebegone girl since birth. My mother said
she never saw anyone with such an aching heart.
For me there was anguish and agony everywhere in
my world. At the side of the road, a dead bird would
bring me to tears and with a heavy heart I held a
funeral. My parents refused to let me bury squirrels,
but I prayed quite mournfully for their souls. When
my sister died in childhood, I was overcome with grief
and broken-hearted. I became desolate and miserable.
In my eyes there is a sadness still that could shatter
glass, it is so very sorrowful. As I grew up, I was a
moody girl, taken to deep reflection and reverie, deep
into my innermost soul . . . .and thus a poet was born.
broken bleeding heart
there is such heartache to see-
June 22, 2019
Copyright Protected, ID 19-2193-949-02
All Rights Reserved. Written under Pseudonym.