#NaPoWriMo The Algea

The rending of our sorrow will be heard  The Algea

We cry our raindrop tears
From sodden, marble lids
Let the wind howl our lament
Let it carry from our midst
Around the world
The rending of our sorrow
Will be heard

Our faces staid in masks
Of long-borne grief
Observe the pain of years
Ne’er destined for relief
From this sharp world
The rending of our sorrow
Must be heard

Our lonely arms
Will ne’er embrace elation
Alabaster; raised
In stony supplication
Yielding to the world
The rending of our sorrow
Shall be heard

Our bodies fixed in anguish;
Dolor carved
We cling forever,
Our misery never halved
By this cruel world
The rending of our sorrow
Needs to be heard

Our heartache on display
Eternally
Algos, Akhos, Lupa;
Grievers, we
Lament this world
The rending of our sorrow
Will e’er be heard

 

00NaPoWriMo15

Our prompt today was to write a persona poem; one a bit more serious than other, recent prompts have elicited, and so, being tired of life and in the kind of mood where sadness is hanging in the edges of the air, I wrote of statues, carved forever into their pain – a public spectacle of misery which would result in congratulation for the sculptor and endless sadness for the statues (were they sentient (not in a freaky in-yer-face, Dr Who-style way, either)).

So I researched to figure out who would like as not be turned into such a piece of artistry and upset, and the Algea appeared in my world – three Greek goddesses whose embodiment was grief, sadness, and mental and physical pain. Learn more about them here.

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23 comments on “#NaPoWriMo The Algea

  1. You’re going to have to wait for my comment until I can pick my jaw up off the floor and hook it back into place. πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

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  2. beth teliho says:

    stunning piece. STUNNING. I’d never heard of the Algea. Wow. This was my favorite stanza:

    Our lonely arms
    Will ne’er embrace elation
    Alabaster; raised
    In stony supplication
    Yielding to the world
    The rending of our sorrow
    Shall be heard

    what a powerful image that i also felt. You’re magic.

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    • lrconsiderer says:

      Nor had I, but the Greeks had gods and goddesses for *everything*, so I just looked up ‘gods of sorrow’ and lo, there they were, and from there it was simple to imagine a trio of statues, cursed to ever proclaim their sadness through sculpture, for all the world to see. At the moment I feel as though I’m encased in stone – the bit about the mask was particularly pertinent to me, today.

      I’m so glad you like this – you’re a lovely poet, and it’s awesome to have your good opinion on this πŸ™‚ ❀

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  3. qwietpleez says:

    Simply wowed. Three times I just read this . . . Amazing piece.

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  4. This honeybee is buzzing with love for such beautiful words created by you! Very nice Lizzi! xo

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  5. Cindy says:

    This is beautiful!! Excellent!! ~clapping~ I love Greek mythology in poetry…

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  6. lesliesholly says:

    So impressed! The image, the structure, the sentiment . . . amazing!

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  7. Linda Kay says:

    Heart-wrenching and very well done.

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  8. Sandy Ramsey says:

    I wish I could find something to say that would do this glorious piece of writing justice. It seems that you have left me utterly speechless. Simply divine.

    Liked by 1 person

    • lrconsiderer says:

      I hafta say, even as I was writing it (and pardon my arrogance) I had a feeling that it was going to be one I liked better than most of the ones I do. THANK YOU for saying such wonderful things about it, my DA ❀

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  9. TheMomCafe.com says:

    Wow… yet another gift comes from your pain. Keep writing through it, love. Your words are part of the brilliance that is you.

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