Naturesick

Naturesick

A Poem by Sweet & Tender Hooligan
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Haiku poem prayer for Japan. Nature is often idealized and romanticised like love but nature can be cruel and evil. The title plays on the romanticism of nature and love, and the word lovesick.

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Earth's seizure, sea's hemorrhage
Prayers from distant hearts 
Life's fragility, nature's heartache.




© 2011 Sweet & Tender Hooligan


Author's Note

Sweet & Tender Hooligan
The title is inspired by McCarthy's "Antinature" which is used as a theme for my poem.
Forgive the format as I'm not used to writing haiku's so I don't think I've written it right. But the point was to write a short haiku like poem for Japan.
Written as part as a Poem Prayers for Japan challenge and cause on deviantART:
http://news.deviantart.com/article/145768/#/d3bh1gj
Thinking of Japan and the survivors and victims.
It's a terrible, cruel and unbelievable moment in history.

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The statistics of dead and missing in Japan right now are heart-wrenching, and the sad broken homes, damaged buildings, and all those people trying to put together what pieces they can find, makes my stomach do ungodly flips. I wish for their happiness and well being, and that they suffer no more... It's been too much. This was a powerful but simple haiku... I liked it.

~Adora

PS: I think I'm a fan =]

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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the notion that something so concise could be so powerful is one i was weary of, but that's where haiku surprises me each time. incredible.

Posted 7 Years Ago


pretty much, this was amazing. thank you for sharing such an amazing poem. I was searching through read requests for something short and beautiful, and I found it.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Such meaning in so little words. Excellent haiku. Gives me back my faith in humanity to know that some people do care and will pray for the unfortunate when other simply turn their backs. For restoring that faith, I thank you.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is beautifully set out. I love how poems can take on a three dimensional form. Never apolagise for expressing yourself. My heart goes out to those people.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The statistics of dead and missing in Japan right now are heart-wrenching, and the sad broken homes, damaged buildings, and all those people trying to put together what pieces they can find, makes my stomach do ungodly flips. I wish for their happiness and well being, and that they suffer no more... It's been too much. This was a powerful but simple haiku... I liked it.

~Adora

PS: I think I'm a fan =]

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

A much deserved win. I like every word.
Beautiful in words and presentation.

Chloe

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

A prayer for Japan, very well done, a reminder of how fragile life is for all of us.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I loved this. What a caring and expressive way to voice what you feel.

Keeping all of them in my prayers.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

So sad what happened in Japan.

This was a great poem though. Keep upt the good work!:)

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Its short yet it conveys all the feelings..

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Added on March 14, 2011
Last Updated on October 11, 2011
Tags: naturesick, lovesick, romanticism, idealized, nature, evil, cruel, fragility of life, natural disaster, Japan, earthquake, tsunami, nuclear crisis, hope, prayer, thinking of Japan, antinature

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Sweet & Tender Hooligan
Sweet & Tender Hooligan

Newport, South Wales, United Kingdom



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I'm Russell from Wales. I've been writing for many years. Writing is important to me and its my only reason for being on this site. I like to take my time on my poems and I hope to keep learning an.. more..

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