Toska – Response to Challenge

Apostrophe: a figure of speech in which someone absent or dead or something nonhuman is addressed as if it were alive and present and was able to reply.

Saudade: accommodates in one word the haunting desire for a lost love, or for an imaginary, impossible, never-to-be-experienced love.

Challenge set by susandaniel and ruleofstupid

I took it up – whether I have succeeded remains to be seen.

Vampires roar
across a bloody ocean
took my love
words no longer spoken

left blood marks
as others cried
hearts torn
curdled pain
corpse spawn

Agony I reached for you
arms outstretched
fingers taut
across a bloody ocean

Be gone death that walks
bring me back my love
or take me too
that I may join

I have lost you
could have
held it
held you
wasn’t for the blood

across a bloody ocean


Russian. At its deepest and most painful, it is a sensation of great spiritual anguish, often without any specific cause. At less morbid levels it is a dull ache of the soul, a longing with nothing to long for, a sick pining, a vague restlessness, mental throes, yearning. In particular cases it may be the desire for somebody of something specific, nostalgia, love-sickness. At the lowest level it grades into ennui, boredom.”

ramblingsfromamum 2.01.2013

18 thoughts on “Toska – Response to Challenge

  1. Morning Rambly. Yep, love the choice of direction (didactic Panda says check your grammar though), and the method of apostrophe! As for vocab, well, you now have saudade, apostrophe and toska – and so the learning happens 😉 Great job.

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