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Weltschmerz (World-Weariness)

Updated on November 26, 2015
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Mihnea-Andrei Andreescu is a Romanian Symbolist/Avant-Garde poet and author of "Of Ecstasy and Sorrow".

The mirrors of my psyche shine black;

Black - its guise,my sanity.

A howling, acrid melody.

Heart droops cumbersome and black.

Black - the entrails of cold passion.

Even amour's gray and black,

Wreaking visceral depression

All is vacant,pale and black...

Realm of flesh - corrupt and rotten

Raining corpses frail and black

Laughter - a deranging rattle.

Its stilt strings - broken and black...

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      Ann Carr 2 years ago from SW England

      Like the way you're exploring these different dimensions. You manage to convey here that weariness we all feel at times. Like all such poetry, it makes us think which is always a good thing!

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      Mihnea-Andrei Andreescu 2 years ago from Tilburg

      Thank you Larry-glad you liked it.Symbolism is a very interesting literary school that I explore at the moment.

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      Larry Rankin 2 years ago from Oklahoma

      Great conveyance of darkness and the numbing nature of existence.

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      Mihnea-Andrei Andreescu 2 years ago from Tilburg

      Thank you very much-As I said before -I portray feelings-I am detached from the content of the text-the lyrical ego is different from the biographical ego (me as a person).I just create texts following the Symbolist recipe-neurosis,depression and obsessive attitudes are common laitmotifs for the Symbolist literary current.I find it very interesting,but I am not depressed myself-I can say I am a happy person who values life.

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      Dora Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Hopefully, the heart can find some pleasant portrait against that background of black. Well done!