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  The Moon
by Liana Margiva
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
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Poetry by Liana Margiva

I asked the Moon if it is really true
That once my heart died I will ascend to skies
And from celestial heights I will observe the Earth?
And is it true that poor soul of mine
That suffering bondage carried from the cradle
Will find eternal peace in stellar kingdom?

Halt there, Moon, don’t rush to leave the skies
Entire night is still ahead of us.
Perhaps you wish to spend another night with me?
Don’t leave as yet, don’t plunge my soul in dark abyss.
This night, as many nights before have no one to talk to.

Or, perhaps, the loneliness you never knew
When on the sleeping sky the stars were burning
With fierce fire of their love for you?
Oh, Moon, d’you wish to know what happened to my heart
When farewell it bid to love forever,
When dreams were laid to rest with love
And it was destined to remain alone evermore?

There was the time when, waiting for the bliss,
My heart was blooming with the flowers’ blossoms
And held no grudge to them when the one I loved
Gave none to me.

Perhaps, you’ve never met the Sun
Which scorches wild grass of the Earth,
And dries up rivers running with untroubled waters,
The same almighty Sun that’s powerless to warm
The anguished heart and dry the tears
Cried for love that’s gone?

The longer you loom above the Earth, oh, Moon,
The deeper is your love for it,
But time will come and you will fade away,
The Chronos will erase all memories of you
As if you never rose and basked the Earth in glow;
As if I never loved and never cried,
As if I never waited for you on those sleepless nights.

Oh, no, Moon, I fear not the Death
Which will unlock the loneliness’ embrace
And set my soul to roam the Heavens
Enjoying Freedom’s sweetness.

But clouds the bliss the thought that I will never see
The splendor of the Dawn when I was waiting
My life entire for the wanderer lost.
So, on this night of our silent banter, here I am
Beneath the withered tree which, like myself,
Completed its life’s travel;
Amongst the carcasses of dreams that used to lift
On their wings to heights that you are ruling;
Amongst the ruins of heart that was to pieces torn
And that’s still bleeding through the cracks in time.

But who am I to blame the fate?
I was reborn and raised from naught to Heavens
Through lines of verse, and if they bound to live
Or perish with my mortal body,
The Moon alone will know.

But still I hope to look into the eyes
Where glimpse of my sad soul I won’t perceive!
For once at least in stranger’s eyes to see his love…
…Behold, a flock of wild geese scratched the sky,
They glorified the dawning of new day.
The Moon was hidden by the cloud covers
And night was gone, away to distant land
Where I was loving, dreaming of the one
Who never came along…

By   Liana   Margiva

Translated   from   Russian  by  Anatol  Kardiukov

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Reviewed by Alan Abrams
how much beauty is found in sadness...I hope for the author there is solace inside this...
Reviewed by Rafika Anderson (Reader)
I love the exquisite expression of emotion as penned within this nod to love, life and longing,
Reviewed by Morning Star
Breathtaking beauty
Your words are truly inspiring
I love the imagery i could see the moon and clouds
The a flock of wild geese
Stunning vividness!
this piece brought peace to my soul
as my eyes dance from one stanza to the next
Truly brilliant verse!
Wishing you Peace Love and Light
Reviewed by Paul Judges
A really fine poem, Liana
Reviewed by Gerald Tate
Very well done Liana, keep em coming.

Reviewed by kg cummings
this touched me deep within to make me think of the situations we all must face. Your friend, Kathy
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
Boy this is good, and sad, and beautiful too. Kudo's to your translator. Patrick
Reviewed by Inspire Hope
Liana I found this poem very interesting!
An excellent write, thank you so much for
sharing and caring!

Much Love
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper
A wonderful write. Beautifully done.
Reviewed by Axilea MU
The tragedy of love lost with so many beautiful, almost baroque images.
I love the "carcasses of dreams".

Reviewed by Jerry Diamond
Very beautiful and sumptious poetry Liana
You have the romantic touch

Reviewed by JMS Bell
Reviewed by Dixie Dawn Michelle
Lady poet: You write with the hands of your soul.

This is a romantic majestic poem.

Thank you for sharing "The Moon".

In appreciation,

Dixie Dawn Michelle
Reviewed by Larry Lounsbury
You have written a great romantic tale here. I often look up at the moon, thinking of the love and the hate it has written in silent subjugation to its purpose. It is so very beautiful!
Reviewed by Richard Orey
Even through translation, the beauty of your lyrical phrasing stirs the heart and excites the soul.

I am reminded of a beautiful Chinese song,"Yue Liang Dai Biao Wo De Xin (The Moon Represents My heart)." And I would invite all to hear professional harpist Magdalene Wong of Singapore perform at this link:

A beautiful and melancholy offering, my dear Liana. Thank you for sharing your rare artistry with us.


Reviewed by Jackson Aniefiok
nice poem
Reviewed by Ruhi Sonal
wow... very beautiful
Reviewed by John Domino
Deeply moving soulful poetry.
Reviewed by L. Figgins
This poem is transcendant as well as melancholy in its beauty, Liana!

Reviewed by Dallas D'Angelo-Gary
This is magnificent, Liana! Well done!
Reviewed by ~ H (Reader)
An excellent poem Liana...very well written. Holly
Reviewed by Sandie May Angel-Joyce
I read with such great interest of this tongue-in-cheek poem. I love this so much!!!

Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by William Bonilla
A beautiful write Liana
Most enjoyable reading
Love & peace be with you

Reviewed by richard cederberg
Sensitive insights finely written
Reviewed by Ronald Hull
Great personification of heavenly bodies as a foil for your imagination. Very creative.

Reviewed by Barbara Terry
Liana you have a way with words that just pierces a woman's soul. This is a beautiful poem and I have had many conversations with the moon and the stars on such lonely nights. And I have had many lonely nights.

You penned this very well and from a very emotional heart. Thank you for sharing.

May the Lord Jesus bless you, and those whom you love and who love you, and be with you always, and at your side constantly. With much love in my heart, joy to the world, peace on earth & ((((((((((MANY WONDERFUL SISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), your little sister, Barbie
Reviewed by Jon Willey
love and loneliness explored with incredible emotion -- this conversation of the heart with the ever present observer, the moon -- beautiful poetry explored Liana, in a tragedy of the soul -- peace and love my friend -- Jon Michael
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson
Beautiful Liana. Your poetry has such depth and takes one mind to many places...Theres is always something spectacular and mysterious about the moon....M
Reviewed by Dale Clark
Excellent piece, Liana... the power of the moon, eh?
I enjoyed this very much.
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone
This is absolutely fantastic! You are an amazing writer. I was completely absorbed by your words.
Much love, light, and peace!
Amber "V"
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
Truly soul-reaching poetry, Liana. I find your verses most compelling and moving. Thank you for sharing this gift. Love and best wishes to you,

Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen
powerfully pensive, deeply esoteric, totally engaging mind/soul journey. stanza #8 is utterly masterful! the entire piece is
a treasure of poetic creativity.
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader)
Oh my, well done indeed sweet lady..oh how I love the moon...stay safe and well..Hugsss
Reviewed by Sheila Roy
A fantasic depth to this poem. Emotions, images, discussion.... A beautiful job writing this:) hugs~
Reviewed by Georg Mateos
In a very long time I haven't read a deeply conjunction of feelings and Moon, of sadness and hope intertwined with poet's words and feminine tenderness.
Translated from Tolstoy's tongue to make us wonder...


Reviewed by Mr. Ed
Powerfully sad and quite captivating, Liana.
Reviewed by Kenny Baez
Your poetry is stellar, lunar, out of this world!
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
Liana this poem is a work of brilliance, it captured not only my interest but my heart. Deeply emotive and beautifully expressed from your heart.
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson
Liana, whenever I see a poem posted by you, I smile...I'm such a fan of your work. This is so beautiful. To coin one of my favorite poets, "I LOVE THIS!"
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
beautifully written
Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson
This was different and I liked...well done

Reviewed by Micki Peluso
Dear Liana,

Your poetry is so inspirational and so beautifully written--I , too wish I could understand Russian to read this in your own language. Thanks for sharing this moving piece of prose.

Micki Peluso
Reviewed by H Cruz
Reviewed by Cynthia Buhain-Baello
I love the sight of a full moon and sometimes it looks so big like a solitary pearl across dark blue azure skies, so brilliant but not fiery!
Your poem is lovely and your thoughts enchanting, wonderful Liana.

Reviewed by Milton Handfield
a beautiful poem indeed.

Reviewed by Gene Williamson
Superb poetry, Liana. As lovely as it is in English, I wish that
I had the language skills to read it in Russian. An examination of the moon and skies, and self, with questions for which we have no answers, only hope. -gene.
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Liana, this is fabulous poetry,truly exceptional,I love it!

Reviewed by Bernice Lakota
Breathtakingly beautiful!
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