Scream

A very interesting challenge at mindlovemiserysmenagerie on the well known painting by Edvard Munch – Scream- acknowledged, even by the artist, as an expression of his battle with mental illness.

However, it is said, there is a fine line between insanity and sheer genius.

A fine paper fence
splits reason and illusion,
the mind paints both sides;
brush strokes may, born of reason,
cast shadows of delusion.

***
flip your mind around
screams become soulful prayers
sunset turns to dawn
***

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13 thoughts on “Scream

  1. Very keen consideration of the mind…..that it ‘paints both sides’ of the fence, reason and illusion. Really like what you’ve done here, with such a difficult subject.

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  2. I do like your thoughts, about the fine line between genius and illness. Genius has a crazy side to it indeed. I like how you pictured both reason and illusion in your tanka. And the haiku sets a gentle tone making me feel that after that deafening scream, there’d be silence.
    Very well-penned. 🙂
    -HA

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