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  What Are You Grieving For, Old Woman?
by Liana Margiva
Sunday, July 12, 2015
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Poetry by Liana Margiva


 

What are you grieving for, old woman,

Why chase the wind with dismal stare?

It howled just like today, inhuman

When all your love with man you shared.

 

And when you rushed to meet your lover,

The wind would beat him in this race

To be the first your lips to cover,

To swhirl around in sweet embrace.

 

But you have changed, no longer able

To stoke the passion, fire’s out.

The years of sorrow and betrayal

Uprooted lust and planted doubt.

 

What are you grieving for, old lady,

Who seek you on your dreary way?

The sight of lover, waving farewell,

Who went on endless road away?

 

He waved back at you as he vanished,

Receded into fading light.

You waited long, by years punished,

Your beauty scorched by age’s blight.

 

Don’t fret that lover never showed

Forsaken kisses’ honey taste,

When moonlight on your shoulders flowed

Just for the two of you in space.

 

Don’t look upon the empty road,

His tracks erased by blowing sand.

Accept the fate, pick up the load...

He won’t come back. That’s it. The end.

 

Life’s train arrived at final station,

The wheels stopped turning, end of track.

From this disastrous destination

There’s no ever coming back.

 

Likewise you can’t reverse the passage

Of love that fled the wicked heart,

Which pledged eternal passion’s message

And then it tore your soul apart.

 

Into Unknown, where there is no light

Your youth departed on a one-way flight.

 

Back in the days, awash in selfless love

You rushed to meet your lover in the grove.

The wind arose and shook the mighty trees,

The falling branches hurt your feet and knees

 

To warn you: stop, don’t chase this callous heart,

The one that never loved you from the start.

 

The wind knew well that once a heart is set

To chase another heart - there lies a threat

Of cruel rebuke that wounds the chasing heart

And mercilessly rips the soul apart.

 

The wind is timeless, knows no old age,

It can’t be held in any man-made cage.

Since he could tell a true love from conceit

He threw the twisted branches at your feet,

 

So you could find in life another way

And found a pure heart to make your day.

 

The wind was pleading with the weeping rain

To wash your mis’ry off and sooth the pain,

It chased away the clouds to let sunlight

To fill your heart with pure, sweet delight.

 

Behold, the wind is ripping off the leaves

From autumn trees, heartbroken and bereaved.

Reminding you of life that’s reached the end

To God’s embrace preparing to commend.

 

You’ll soon depart to bright light’s blinding glow,

Just like your lover many years ago.

 

 

 

 

By Liana Margiva

 

Translated from Russian by Anatol Kardiukov




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Reviewed by JMS Bell 8/22/2015
POOR, OLD WOMAN. SHE GRIEVES BECAUSE SHE HAS NOT REPLACED THAT WHICH SHE HAS LOST WITH THAT WHICH SHE WILL NEVER LOSE...ETERNAL LOVE. SHE LOOKS BACK, SHE LOOKS AROUND BUT REFUSES TO LOOK...UP! THERE IS A HOLE IN OUR SOULS WHICH MUST BE FILLED, GOD MADE US THAT WAY AND ONLY HE CAN FILL IT...PERFECTLY. HE IN HIS INFINITE WISDOM KNEW, HUMAN LOVE MAY COME AND GO BUT ONLY 'HIS' WILL STAND IF OTHERS FAIL TO SHOW. AHHH, LIANA...ONLY YOUR VOICE CAN PROVOKE ME TO SPEAK SO. GOD BLESS YOU AND THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 8/8/2015
Beautiful, just breathtaking! You know how to allow the reader to feel and reach deeply into their own heart to experience this along with the wind and rain.
Blessings, Christine
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 7/29/2015
lovely read as always,liana.
indeed, all one can do is pick up the load & carry on.
be well,
carolyn
Reviewed by Jon Willey 7/20/2015
Unrequited love scripted as perfectly as I can imagine Liana. Amazing imagery and the message filled with passionate meaning. May love and peace be always with you my dear friend. Jon Michael
Reviewed by D. Vegas 7/18/2015
Liana, Many have taken this path unfortunately, your verses
flow and tell a story of hurt and being unloved. Excellent~

Always,

Deborah
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 7/18/2015
Powerful imagery and a very meaningful poem!!!!!

Sandie
Reviewed by Mary Grace Patterson 7/18/2015
Dear Liana, Once again you have captured the soul of one who has lost someone special in their lives. The poem reminds me of some of the feelings I have had. Yes, I am an old woman too.. Thanks for sharing this special poem! .......M
Reviewed by richard cederberg 7/16/2015
Your well-chosen imagery enhances the 'heart and soul' of this emotional piece. The autobiographic redolence permeating this makes the poem even more meaningful to this reader. Dear Liana... you continue to write with élan, honesty, and a 'depth of heart' that most never realize. You and Anatol make a wonderful team. Well done!
Warmest regards... richard lloyd cederberg
Reviewed by Edward Phillips 7/15/2015
I was about to pass this by without comment because it was too long, too didactic, and too obvious. Then I saw that it was written by a Russian and it became clear: Russians are really long-winded.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 7/13/2015
A torrent of words to match the wind that relentlessly works its way to our old age. You don't post often, but your poems are classic.

Much hurt in this one. So many have been unloved, yet found no other way.

Ron
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 7/12/2015
Yes, Liana; your verses speak a timeless and universal theme of this life, this world. I love the imagery and the personification of the wind. Very well expressed. Thank you for sharing. Love, peace, and best wishes,

Regis
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 7/12/2015
~Liana~
Unique and beautiful! The wind knew well that once the heart is set.

Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 7/12/2015
Ahhh . . . From young passionat4 love to the trials and tribulations of deceit and cheating to the end as you gaze longingly at that "bright light’s blinding glow."
Reviewed by George Carroll 7/12/2015
The imagery is splendid as is this soul searching poem of unrequited love.
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