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.



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?


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.