Depression — Poem for a painting

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Depression — Poem for a painting

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Introspective Art of course, includes poetry.

When a poem is related to a theme — or a painting — of Introspective Art, we have reason to include it on our site. Anabella Freimann, author of many books in German, has written such a poem:


In the Cage

Of thoughts

Of thought words

The words spoken

The words realized

The deeds of love

Of those who are always


Own desires


In a cage

Of thoughts

Of shame

Of guilt

Of incompetence

In the open cage

Of self woven thoughts

Like bars

I lift my wings

And try again

Still a little wavering

Still a little hesitant

Still a little wobbly

Lost in thought

Thoughts lost

Thoughts gained


Depression. Poem for a painting.
Aurora Mazzoldi — Depression — Acrylic painting on canvas panel.           ( w:it:Aurora_Mazzoldi, CC BY-SA 3.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons) To download from Wikimedia click on the image.  

Here is the original poem in German:


Im Käfig

Der Gedanken

Der gedachten Worte

Der gesprochenen Worte

Der verwirklichten Worte

Der Taten der Nächstenliebe

Der immer wieder


Eigenen Wünsche


Im Käfig

Der Gedanken

Von Scham

Von Schuld

Von Unvermögen

Im offenen Käfig

Der selbst gewobenen Gedanken

Gitterstäben gleich

Erhebe ich meine Flügel

Und versuche es erneut

Noch etwas schwankend

Noch etwas zögernd

Noch etwas taumelnd


Gedanken verloren

Gedanken gewonnen