Melancholy Drizzle – Free Quartine – October 20, 2014

Oscar Wilde


“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”  Oscar Wilde


Under a melancholy drizzle
Damp and cloudy thoughts
Tied my rainbow happiness
Into somber dreary knots …

The grass is always greener
Is surely just a tired cliché but
My musings kept going there
As serenity flowed away …

“Where are all these wonderous stars …
Portents for luck and happiness?
Ah – hidden behind the clouds
Under a melancholy drizzle …”

Then with the morning-tide …
Bright chirping of birds began
And just before the
dawn of light
The clouds opened and I saw …

A smattering of stars
That lifted me from the gutter
Gone, anger and despair – I hailed
The glorious, bright morning.


Written for Mindlovesmisery’s Menagerie using the words from OctPoWriMo’s prompt of October 19.


Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge – Oscar Wilde

Prompt 1 – BEGINNING

A new Photo Challenge! Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge:  “My challenge is my passion – a photo you have taken and a quote, attributed to its author, and of course related to your image.”

Here’s my take:


A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.
Oscar Wilde



other participants:

Ese’s Weekly Shoot and Quote Challenge: Beginning | unexpectedincommonhours

Ese’s Shoot & Quote Challenge – “Beginning” | Coffee

Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge – Beginning | Life With Mike and Lindy

Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge – Beginning (J.R.R. Tolkein) | Points of View

Beginnings are waves | Le Drake Noir

Ese’s Weekly Shoot and Quote Challenge – Beginning / Lingering Look at Windows: Cobwebs and Corrosion | wordsvisual

Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge – Beginning | Escape from Chaos

Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge : Beginning/ Permulaan | bambangpriantono

Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge | Hope* the happy hugger

Visual Quotations 21 | Beyond the Brush

eses-weekly-shoot-quote-challenge | yarnwuseleien

Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge: Beginning | Ruined for Life: Phoenix Edition



Free Verse: Reading Prison

Free Verse

Reading Prison

The horrors of Enlightenment:
prisons theorized
no longer dark and dirty
sanatized detention
contant observation
prisoners in isolation
never knowing if they’re
forced labor
dropping rocks for hours
without rhyme or reason
just to show
that power
make you do
as it pleases.
Thus Oscar Wilde
was broken
at Reading Prison.