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1/15/2010

Friday Haiku - Melancholy

Because it's been a while since I've done an Haiku ...


Haiku Friday



A melancholy
strikes and the mind turns off and
one stares straight ahead.

Blank, unseeing eyes
front for a soul in torment;
a visage forlorn.

But a mental slap
is all it takes. A hug or
kiss or warm embrace.

Melancholy flees
like the thief it is, in the
face of love's sweet touch.



Ndinombethe.

12 comments:

Myst_72 said...

Nice one Lou :)

I dreamt that you came to visit!
Any trips to Aus planned that you haven't told me about?

G
xx

Hyphen Mama said...

Awe, there isn't much that love's sweet touch cannot fix.

Shadow said...

you've got it! love's sweet touch does do that...

Tara R. said...

A hug can cure many ills. Nicely done, Lou.

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

Oh, oh, oh. This is so beautiful.

PattiKen said...

Lovely, Lou. A loving touch is like a blessing.

Cat said...

Lou- very well done.
I like the line:
"Melancholy flees like the thief it is"

Jientje said...

I loved this. Hugs.

Joyce-Anne said...

You have a way with haiku. This is wonderful.

Michael said...

I know the feeling all too well

witchypoo said...

I envy your abilities.

Collette said...

Just beautiful! I love your haikus.