12 January 2011

Doldrums | Sensational Haiku Wednesday

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Doldrum HaikuThanks to Jenn for this week's theme

Doldrums

Sick and tired of all.
Can you bear a jaded heart?

Retrieve strength once more.

~RA

First of all you might be curious about the meaning of doldrums. To be honest, I actually never have heard about this word before. It's a good thing that Jenn gave us some explanation on her blog or I would be at a total lose. I also tried to google for doldrums. Turns out that you can define it as a depressed or bored state of mind; a state of inactivity or stagnation.

Well, let me just say that for the past one and a half month this word was a perfect description for me. Being temporary crippled by a fractured leg, I had no entertainment than to read, read and read or watch, watch and watch television. Don't get me wrong. I love to read and occasionally watch television. But if you got stuck on a bed for so long, even your greatest hobbies can get to a point where enough is enough. I was sick and tired of all. And, on top of this... I was yearning for my family! If only my leg had fully recovered by the time I was allowed to go home again, I definitely would jump up and down to express my joy.

So, how can you bear a jaded heart? I know there is no definite answer. Everyone might have their own way to lift up the spirit of the heart. Getting out of boredom or depression is not always easy. But one thing is for sure, you gotta retrieve strength once more. Without strength, it would be hard to accomplish anything. I believe that company of beloved family and friends is one of the best medications to help you out of doldrums. At least, it works for me.

The meme basics:

Haiku is simple!
It is 3 non-rhyming lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables respectively
(a great way to use your fingers!)


I don't create poetry, I create myself,
for me my poems are a way to me.

~Edith Södergran

Keep a poem in your heart.

9 appreciated note(s):

Margo Benson said...

That's a beautiful haiku, especially as it was so personal. I hope you're well on your way to recovery and out of the doldrums.

Anonymous said...

you really pinpointed doldrum perfectly and very beautifully.

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Madeleine said...

Oh I like the words jaded heart and your interpretation of the theme. :O)

Ria said...

great haiku - and personal explanation!

quilly said...

Are you still stuck in one place? Is it time to learn a new hobby? That might give you something to perk up your attention and morale.

However, I totally agree that family -- loved ones -- is the best pick-me-up ever. So is laughter. If one can combine family and laughter that is the very best of all.

I hope you are up and dancing soon! I said a prayer for you!

Nessa said...

I hope your leg is getting better and i am sorry i missed how it happened.

I would be thrilled if I could spend all of my time reading. That would get me out of the doldrums.

Jenn @ Youknow...that Blog? said...

I agree with you in so many ways! My friends and family are the only way I ever get through this time of year. I'm very lucky on both counts.

Nicely done - hope your leg is much better now!

Teena in Toronto said...

Very cute :)

Happy blogoversary :)

Kate said...

Perfect perfection!