MUNCH, The Scream


MINDSHRIEK!—Into the hellpits of horror!
This is a place you never want to be.
This is the place you could be tomorrow.
When you’re in the Well of Despair, deep down,
Where, where can you flee?
This is pain so acute that nothing can
Stop it; only the opium poppy, only
Morphine, heroin, maybe cocaine. Than
This there can be no lower hell. Is God
There in the dark, lonely?
Paralysed, on a bed of pain, speechless;
Begging with darksome devouring eyes
Moksha, release from pain, but still deathless.
Come, dear God, have mercy, give us at last
Our Sweetest Surprise.
— 22 February, 2018


Lasha Darkmoon

Dr Lasha Darkmoon (b.1978) is an Anglo-American ex-academic with higher degrees in Classics whose political articles and poems have been translated into several languages. Most of her political essays can be found at The Occidental Observer and The TruthSeeker. Her own website, Darkmoon.me, is now within the top 1 percent of websites in the world according to the Alexa ranking system.

13 thoughts to “Mindshriek”

  1. My motto! If you worry you die! If you don’t worry you still die! So, why worry?
    Having said that, it’s easy to understand the despair assailing the world at the moment! Only one remedy. Flee unto God. Take refuge in the kingdom that dwells within. Abandon belief in organised religion, cults, dogmas or trendy atheism.

  2. I thought I should mention that the phrase “with darksome devouring eyes” is not LD’s phrase but is an unattributed quote from Gerard Manley Hopkins. It comes from one of Hopkins’ “terrible sonnets”. LD’s poem is perhaps an acknowledgement of Hopkins’ deep influence on her, though most of Hopkins’ poetry is admittedly written in a completely different style, using quirky inversions and what he liked to call “sprung rhythm”.

    Hopkins’ Carrion Comfort is one of LD’s favorite poems, and you will find the phrase “darksome devouring eyes” in it. The poem was written in a very dark period for Hopkins, one of suicidal depression. There are no poems in the English language like this:

    CARRION COMFORT, by Gerard Manley Hopkins

    — Lucy Skipping
    (Lasha’s sister)

  3. A poem, by John Kirby

    There was a young man from Japan
    Who could never make limericks scan
    When asked why it was
    He said its because
    I always like to get as many words in the last line as I possibly can.

  4. The title “Mindshriek” is more compelling than the (poem). Also, Lasha is ALWAYS to be commended on her accompanying illustrations of the topics she addresses!

    1. The The Scream by Edvard Munch, had a profound impact on my psyche. To this day I am still unsure what it is about that image that transfixed the very depth of my soul. Many years ago, with no particular thought or purpose outside my liking for the image, I bought a five foot tall, inflatable version of The Scream and gave it to my sister, whom I had labeled the “Scarlet L”, “L” for “liberal.” Until this moment, I never understood why I did so – it’s me.

  5. We need some Buddhist or Hindu wisdom to wrap this poem. Unfortunately I am not sufficiently read to give it.

    However, a mindshriek, pain and despair are largely soul and mind driven.

    My own cancer laden father went out assisted by all the heroin that could be mustered from three district hospitals!, but he went out in a burst of love and joy from family and friends; and I believe switched sides away from atheism “at the last minute”. Not to hedge his bets, but due to the love that surrounded him.

    Death is as natural as birth and the person passing back to the Father should be celebrated with joy.

  6. The Supreme ecstasy, agony and irony (aka)
    Everyone gets whatever they want, forever. .

    “I want to go back to my little grass shack
    In Kealakekua, Hawaii
    I want to be with all the kanes and wahines
    That I used to know long ago

    I can hear the old guitars playing
    On the beach at Honaunau
    I can hear the old Hawaiians saying
    Komo mai no kaua I ka hale welakahao”

  7. May I please approach this poet’s corner with a humble, dark offering of my own?
    Thank you!


    Changing faces, masks removed,
    Altering the view,
    for example,
    front to back,
    white to black,
    Shifting the viewing
    from within to outside,
    of misdirection and
    like the proverbial frog,
    slow cooked , thus addled,
    One neither minds nor cares
    about one’s own demise.

  8. Lighten our darkness we beseech thee oh Lord. (The evening prayer from the Book of Common Prayer.)

    Darkmoon has lightened our darkness by making us (At least me) realize that we are not alone in seeing the truth, that Jewish Power is controlling the western world and is terrorizing the media into ignoring the facts.

    Welcome back Darkmoon.

  9. Here’s some good news! http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=166297 “The Crumbling Consensus that Jews Were the Ultimate Holocaust Victims”

    OK, it may be a little too soon to call it good news, but taken with some other stuff that’s happening – Nut N’ Yahoo corruption investigation, the Polocaust, and collapse of the Parkland HS “official” narrative (see Truthseeker for several articles) – the “chosen” are beginning to lose ground.

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