Sadder Than Anything

Sadder Than Anything

A Poem by DAH
"

blue feelings are colorful ...

"

An umbrella moves

through the rain

and in between each drop

emptiness

 

Morning’s injured light

far from the sun

trips over rooftops

into the wind’s mouth

passing over my eyes

 

I hear footsteps

alone on the sidewalk

alone in the rain

only to stop and wait

for a dream or a green light

 

From the sidelines

a burly boom

of far-off thunder

Time passes even darker

 

Raindrops tangle in my hair

raindrops sadder than anything

Neruda has written

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©dah / dahlusion 2016 a.r.r.

"Sadder Than Anything" was first published
in The Recusant, UK

© 2019 DAH


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I love the imagery created, the description is masterful. "and in between each drop/emptiness." is probably my favorite part. I can almost feel the gloom of this day. I'm guessing because of the reference that you were somehow inspired or moved by Neruda's poem "Llueve"? Neruda is one of my favorites poets of the Latinamerican Boom. Really enjoyed your poem :)

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DAH

1 Year Ago

Yes, it was a dark and gloomy winter's day, and melancholy took hold, instructing me to write this o.. read more



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The image of this is so beautiful.
I can't say that i didn't feel this once.
Rainy days can be pretty gloomy but they have their own beauty.
And mostly when you are feeling blue.

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DAH

1 Year Ago

Thank you, Intothemilkyway!
The descriptive images you portray in this piece certainly fulfill the task of leaving one feeling cold and alone. Lovely allegorical phrasing.

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DAH

1 Year Ago

Thank you, John, for this fine perspective, and compliment.

Cheers,
DAH
I love the imagery created, the description is masterful. "and in between each drop/emptiness." is probably my favorite part. I can almost feel the gloom of this day. I'm guessing because of the reference that you were somehow inspired or moved by Neruda's poem "Llueve"? Neruda is one of my favorites poets of the Latinamerican Boom. Really enjoyed your poem :)

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

DAH

1 Year Ago

Yes, it was a dark and gloomy winter's day, and melancholy took hold, instructing me to write this o.. read more
You certainly convey to your reader the strength of sadness in your lines. The second stanza is superb poetic expression. That green light a dream in the distance. The loneliness cuts like a knife. Great read.

Chris

Posted 1 Year Ago


DAH

1 Year Ago

Without sadness we would truly not comprehend the depth of joy: yin/yang is necessary for healthy ba.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

I do understand that. We have to experience the pits of sadness before we can appreciate our heaven .. read more
DAH

1 Year Ago

All is one, one is all ... life is.

Thank you, Christine!
Nice poem. I like the imagery in "mornings injured light far from the sun trips over rooftops". I also like the last line about Neruda.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 2 people found this review constructive.

DAH

1 Year Ago

Thank you for this fine critique.

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