Longing

Longing

A Poem by TheMalady
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What are you thinking?

"

Look into the distance
And there flashes into one's mind
A fleeting memory
A sudden rush of melancholia...

One cannot name 
How the world seemed to glow;
When the heart quietly prays
Of that long-lost song...

Lips purse
As the songs pass by;
The heart cannot hold on
For so long, so short...

Upwards, to the sky
Infinite and blue;
One's eyes seek
What one has always been asking...





-TheMalady



© 2016 TheMalady



Author's Note

TheMalady
Hullo! Want to share some thoughts? Any feedback's are always welcome! :)

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This is a good poem. I enjoy the lightness in its tone, yet it portrays feelings that go beyond the soft edges of the piece. Although, I feel as though something's missing from this. I can't exactly think of what it is, but it seems to be lacking in translation. But, as it is, it's a marvelous piece. Good work.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

TheMalady

1 Year Ago

Hi! Thanks a lot for the time in reviewing this piece. I'm glad you find this good. :)



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This is a good poem. I enjoy the lightness in its tone, yet it portrays feelings that go beyond the soft edges of the piece. Although, I feel as though something's missing from this. I can't exactly think of what it is, but it seems to be lacking in translation. But, as it is, it's a marvelous piece. Good work.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

TheMalady

1 Year Ago

Hi! Thanks a lot for the time in reviewing this piece. I'm glad you find this good. :)
'How the world seemed to glow;
When the heart quietly prays'

'Infinite and blue;
One's eyes seek
What one has always been asking...'

There is a beautiful spaciousness in these lines in which the eternal seeking is expressed, reaching beyond the limitations of the human heart's longings.




Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

TheMalady

1 Year Ago

Thanks a lot, Solar! I'm happy that these lines left a good impression upon you. Thank you very much.. read more
Really nice poem, I enjoyed the read. I did notice the song (I guess it's a song) you embedded at the end doesn't actually work. It's just plain HTML. Maybe you could put it in your Author's Note instead?

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

TheMalady

1 Year Ago

haha, sorry. it was a mistake! grrr... for some reason, I accidentally put it there. Haha, however .. read more
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TheMalady

1 Year Ago

Thank you very much for the review. I'm glad that you liked this one. :)
Plaintively beautiful, this poem has an image of its own, and wishes to be probed further, just like the sky.
Melancholia is such an underrated state of feeling, it does so much to the poetic mind.

Thanks for sharing this.

Best,
M.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

TheMalady

1 Year Ago

Thanks a lot for the read, M.R! I'm glad that you liked this one. True, melancholia does so much and.. read more
You really expressed well the wistful reflection of a fading memory and our desperate and often futile attempts to hold on to it. Nicely done.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

TheMalady

1 Year Ago

Thanks a lot! I'm quite glad for the impression the poem had imposed upon you. Thanks a lot for your.. read more
Loved the meaning!
Keep it up!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

TheMalady

1 Year Ago

Thanks a lot, Emily! I'm happy knowing that you've read this poem. :)
Ah, melancholia, my oldest and most intimate friend, woven throughout the fabric of my personality.
"The heart cannot hold on for so long, so short." This line really grabbed me. I have experienced it many times while trying to hang on to a sweet but fleeting memory from long ago.
As always, fine work. You tapped into a deep part of my existential story, or rather, my story tapped into yours.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

TheMalady

1 Year Ago

Thanks again, NeuroVersifier. I'm quite glad that my poem was able to reach you. Thanks a lot for ta.. read more
Such imagery! Much wow!
Your poems are really beautiful. Fills the reader with a sense of innate joy while filling them with a melancholic atmosphere. Sometimes, nostalgic too. Thank you for sharing this. :)

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

TheMalady

1 Year Ago

You hit the spot! I'm fond of the sensation, melancholia. I'm drawn into it and I just can't seem to.. read more
Blackheart

1 Year Ago

Indeed. You have a gift.
And you're very welcome. :)
TheMalady

1 Year Ago

Aw, thanks again! I guess everyone of us has a gift, a different gift that is up for us to hone. And.. read more
Love the lyrical note in the poem - kinda wistful!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

TheMalady

1 Year Ago

Thank you very much for our nice words, Solar. I truly appreciate it. :)
Solar

1 Year Ago

You are welcome
"When the heart quietly prays
Of that long-lost song...

Lips purse
As the songs pass by;"

Beautiful and full of tender love. A very lovely poem...:)....................

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

TheMalady

1 Year Ago

Thanks a lot for taking your time on reading this one. I'm happy you like this! :)
Sami Khalil

1 Year Ago

You are welcome...:)................

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Added on January 19, 2016
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