Melancholia

 

Living this life

is riding a monster

 

The skeleton is dressed

in meat

I refuse to call it "I"

 

From inside

your heart may explode

From outside

an extra-solar traveller

may hit

 

The trusting little child

in his warm bed

at nightfall

is fooled

 

There is a Melancholia*

rising

in all of us

 

*Lars von Trier: Melancholia (2011)





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Written on 2024-02-12 at 11:04

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R.W.S. The PoetBay support member heart!
“There is a Melancholia*
rising
in all of us”

Perfect ending to this, and true.

Fun fact: I stayed up and watched the movie the other night. It has haunted me ever since!
2024-02-17


Griffonner The PoetBay support member heart!
I like Wikipedia's precise: Lars von Trier offers a metaphor for the attitude of humans facing a world in which they will no longer be able to live, a world that they have destroyed How many years ahead of its time was this! Blessings, Allen
2024-02-12