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  PORTRAIT
by Liana Margiva
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
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Poetry by Liana Margiva


Your loving eyes from an old photograph
Stare at me through the haze of time.
Why this affection when never before
You loved me, nor savored my love?

Why you bothered to show up now,
When, alas, all my life is behind me?
Or, perhaps, you were not aware
That someone in the Kingdom of Ice
Was worshiping you and desiring?

Why are you staring now through time
As if I was your chosen one, when
Another one was on your mind?
So, why are you stirring my soul? It has died

Waiting for your long journey back.
Why rekindle the fire of my dreams
By the memory of your Spanish passion?
Why this smile on the the lips of a youth,

Those lips that my face never touched?
Could it be that for one fleeting moment
You remembered the one who was waiting,
Who was longing for you, darling Spaniard

At the time when you put a wedding band
On the finger of some other woman?
No, the passion was never rekindled
In those darling Spanish eyes like before.

But in sweet dreams of mine I touched you
With the warm breath of my fervent love,
Waking up in the morning and finding
Only loneliness in my embrace.

How I wish I could turn back the time
Just to put my arms ‘round your shoulders
And to see my reflection again
In the stare of beloved Spanish eyes!


              By  Liana Margiva

   Translated from Russian by Anatol Kardiukov
 




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Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo 2/26/2010
Oh love unrequited...how very sad...the longing is heart-wrenching, the pain is palpable...a beautiful, albeit melancholic, poem ... well written! Best, Elizabeth
Reviewed by JMS Bell 1/8/2010
ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!! A LOOK BACK AT LOVE ...WISHING IT WAS MORE AND ...SORRY THAT 'YOU' WEREN'T THE ONE...STILL...'GRATEFUL' THAT IT WAS. A WELL DONE WORK SO ENJOYED. THANKS FOR SHARING AND GOD BLESS. JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Inspire Hope 11/14/2009
Powerfully written! I wanted to read more very interesting Liana!
May the Lord always bless and prosper you! I will be back to read more, for each time I visit what golden nuggets! Be encouraged Liana.


Much Love!
Always!
Reviewed by John Domino 1/18/2009
Enchanting!


God Bless you!

Talent you have in abundance!

God Blessed you.com

Amen!
Reviewed by Richard Orey 1/17/2009
Three times I read your "Portrait," and each time I felt more and more compassion for this dear heart that had tasted Spanish passion and, once lost, could not move on. And in each reading I knew with more and more certainty that she lives even now ten thousand fold in the hearts of forsaken women around the globe.

For all we have in life is Love. Once gone, how does one live except by
"Waking up in the morning and finding
Only loneliness in my embrace."

A deeply moving piece, my dear Liana, reflective of great pain and sadness.

Would you consider accepting my offer to walk barefoot and hand-in-hand along my California sea shore to feel the foaming water tinkling between your toes? I'll bring a bottle of fine wine to share as we place sweet memories on the shelf for another time. I think you have suffered enough.

With love, admiration and a quiet tear or two,
Richard
Reviewed by Melissa Mendelson (Reader) 11/7/2008
A picture is eternal, and forever will we be reminded of the ones we loved and lost. And with that soft smile on their lips, the love in their eyes, maybe they loved us as much as we loved them.

Great poem. :)
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 10/15/2008
Liana,

Deeply crafted, stunning . . . well-done!


Lance
Reviewed by Bernice Lakota 7/3/2008
Wao! very melancholic and utterly heartfelt...those spanish eyes...
Reviewed by Susie McCray 6/25/2008
Very nice poem. It's hard loving someone that doesn't love you back, at least not enough to be with you.
Reviewed by Theresa Koch 6/21/2008
Powerful poetry friend I truly love it!
Reviewed by Richard Hiebner 6/17/2008
The Ying Yang of poetic emotion
I love it

Richard
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 6/17/2008
Liana this is such a bittersweet poem. Beautifully penned and heart touching.
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 6/17/2008

This is outstanding... "PORTRAIT" depicts the essences of emotions. It is a poetic Flower scented with love.

In respect and admiration,

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Shedding Light 6/16/2008
Very very sincere.

Harold M. Nash
Reviewed by Michelle Mead 6/15/2008
This is beautiful. The desperation in the word choice reminds me a bit of one of my favorite poets, Anna Ahkmatova (misspelled, I am sure, lol). Excellent work.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 6/15/2008
How I wish I could turn back the time
Just to put my arms ‘round your shoulders
And to see my reflection again
In the stare of beloved Spanish eyes!

Ah yes... ...if only wishes could come true. A beautiful and expressive write, Liana. Thank you. Love and best wishes to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Deborah Munson (Reader) 6/14/2008
How I wish I could turn back the time
Just to put my arms ‘round your shoulders
And to see my reflection again
In the stare of beloved Spanish eyes!
Reviewed by Morning Star 6/13/2008
Liana this is so beautiful
I Love the way you post the question
And the strong sentiments,yet painful tone longing
to turn back the time!!
I love the visuals I love the poem!!!
Brilliant Piece!!
Peace Love and Light...Morning star
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 6/12/2008
Sad, passionate, beautiful and romantic.
Reviewed by William Bonilla 6/12/2008
A beautiful Romantic write Liana
Longing passion at its best
Thank you for sharing
Love & Peace be with you

William
Reviewed by Jon Willey 6/11/2008
The sting of unrequited love endures in the eyes of a photograph.How poignant. God bless. JMW
Reviewed by Barbara Smith 6/11/2008
When we dream of a lost love, years of dreaming and longing can eventually turn into "no" feelings at all. You've described this in true form. A very nice write.
Reviewed by Mary Grace Patterson 6/11/2008
Heart felt .. Lovely images . The poem is filled with the anguish of lost love . It has a haunting quality about it... Well done...M
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 6/11/2008
Liana,
This Is A Heart Yearning Write Of Passions Love Of Memories Faded Into An Undisturbed Rest. I embrace the beauty of this unforgotten love within the tender mercies of your longing words.
Love lives even in our memories...beautful write poetess
Embraced ~ Embrassé
Vickie
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 6/11/2008
Bittersweet love leaves such poignant memories and heartfelt pain. Nicely written.
Reviewed by David Young 6/11/2008
Spanish eyes of haunting poetry into a beautiful memory reflection, a very nice piece.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 6/11/2008
a lovely, remembering write
Reviewed by Lavendar Jazz 6/11/2008
Enjoyed the poem, pictures can speak louder than words and your Spanish friend sparked so many memories with one look at his picture.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 6/11/2008
Those spanish eyes lost the fire that they had for you and now are just ashes of something that could had be but never was.
The sadness of not having warm arms around our shoulders giving a loving hug and "that" whisper in our ear...

Georg
Reviewed by Vesna Blueflame 6/11/2008
Liana..open your heart to a new expression of the love in your soul..allow another to bless you with his love..the love of YOUR Twin Soul can and does effuse from every dimension..accept one ray of it and just be happy ..loving, here,NOW. Let go of the past..live in the moment.
Blessings dear One,
Vesna :)
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 6/10/2008
Your wholesome spirit captures the moment well and with such strong sentiments, well said....

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 6/10/2008
Very beautiful writing..enjoyed...stay safe and well...Hugs
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 6/10/2008
Ah, unrequited love, such a passionate yearning with sweet surrender almost! Very lovely and I enjoyed this very much.
Peace, love, and light,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by Axilea MU 6/10/2008
There is such sadness in this story of unrequited love and yet, the sorrow also seems to be a sweet refuge from the rest of the world.

Axilea
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 6/10/2008
He was so in your mind and when you saw the portrait you could not help but think of the good times with him, but he was led astray to another. Sorry it did not work out with your Spanish Gentlemen.
Reviewed by George Carroll 6/10/2008
Beautiful longing portrayed in this wistful poem of love unrequited.
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