Read introduction

'The World from the Shadowlands' was adapted from diary notes dating from the 16th and 17th of March 2014, being reflective of the state of my mind I was in when I made them, which is not the default one in my case, far from it; in fact much of the time, it could be said I incline to a kind of resigned well-being.

The World from the Shadowlands

Def._2020_110_by Carl Halling15 Apr 2016


i'm not seeking an end to this sorrow,
because i feel that feeling as sad,
broken, remorseful as i am
might propel me
to doing something
about changing my existence
for the better, not temporarily,
but permanently.
i want this summer
to be the summer
whereby i effectuate this change,
effectively return to the world
from the shadowlands
in which i've existed for so long.