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from Sep'2009 permanent website @ The Four Seasons of Haiku

lifting cornsilk strands
I'm back in the hospital
brushing hair from your eyes

sunny marigold
opened my smile's brightness
now lies withering

if I wrote all night
to craft the perfect the poem
still you would be gone


nora said...

You outdid yourself here, Diana. Brava!

David said...

these are amazing diana. very impressive indeed!

diana l. said...

Thank you so much. Too bad that the source of inspiration had to be such loss.

I find myself trying to analyze this whole process of sublimating pain through artistic creation. I wonder if, for many people, some of their best work comes out of pain precisely because that is when they really NEED the creative outlet -- Whereas, the rest of the time, while we may feel somewhat driven to create, it's satisfying a different kind of itch versus helping us to rise above (or fool ourselves into believing that we are mastering) a difficult experience.

Anyone care to philosophize with me on this?

Reihaisha said...

they are breath taking- and know they are a testimony to your loss. articulated deep emotion is a much needed catahrtic for loss

Möme said...

I agree with you, Diana, in that when in pain, one needs some sort of creative outlet for emotions. The feelings are acute, strong enough to turn into vivid and evocative poetry.

Also, I do thing that writing helps in coping with loss and pain. It helps you maintain a sense of self; when writing a poem about your loss, you draw the outline of you as a person, apart from the chaos of sorrow and other painful emotions. In other words, writing (or any creative work) gives you hope, helps you see that these acute, overwhelmingly painful emotions are not all there is.

diana l. said...

Wow. I just read your comment now, Mome (7/20/09). What a very good point you raise about art helping oneself separate oneself from the pain while still addressing it. I am a therapist who works with a lot of trauma patients and never thought of much of what we do together in quite that way. Thank you for your insight.