Per Diem Archive: S.Pray March 2019, The Taste of Melancholy
the taste of melancholy . . .
Melancholy - ‘A feeling of thoughtful sadness.’
- Princeton University
on a bare branch
a crow is perched
- Matsuo Basho
Who among us has not had these moments - the aftertaste of loss, loneliness, illness, aging, regret or a night bird’s cry? Haiku has given us a way to touch, to see, to feel, to taste the thought of sadness with very few words.
Throughout history poets have helped us know that alone . . we are not alone.
- Sandi Pray