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  IF I FAIL TO SAY IT
by Liana Margiva
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
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Poetry by Liana Margiva


If  I  fail to say it when Death comes calling,

Please, tell the Wind I loved him all life long.

I will not grudge him that he failed

To blow all pain off my immortal soul.

And tell him not be jealous of the ocean:

I split my heart in half between the two!

 

And let him know that the smell of grass

He used to bring from distant fragrant fields

My heart filled with chagrin and longing

For far-off days of youth when I was loved!

 

Please, tell the Life, which granted minute bliss

That I kept cherishing the meager days of Spring!

When lavish flowers that reached fool bloom

Their petals dropped to yield to nascent ones,

I couldn’t stop laughing at myself.

 

Please, don’t forget to tell the Love

That I hold no grudge for tearing my heart apart.

I had but one admirer on this Earth:

A faithful and doting companion,

An aide-de-camp, whose name is Solitude.

 

I hold no rancor for the Sleepless Nights

That kept their vigil at my lonely bedside.

When I cross over to the other side,

I’ll drown in peace like in the deep of Ocean.

 

Yet my naïveté amused the Ocean,

Who raised his mighty waves to touch the sky

And flogged the beach without any mercy,

The same beach where I used to muse of peace.

 

The rain weeps gently, bidding farewell

To Summer’s lazy days.

The fallen leaves are whispering to me

The song of true and everlasting Love

That passed me by without looking back.

 

A flock of birds takes off for distant lands

Their freedom-loving spirit trails along

Oblivious to those who are trapped

Within the walls of suffocating stone.

 

A herd of clouds drifts above my head

Beneath sapphire skies they play with wind

And flaunt their hazy, handsome robes.

They hurry not, eternity awaits.

They’ll never understand the wretched one

Who’s days are numbered.

 

The withered leaves take flight and fall on Earth

Just like my days that fly into abyss

From which there’s no return

And where Time itself is doomed.

 

By  Liana  Margiva

 

Translated from Russian by Anatol Kardiukov

 

 




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Reviewed by Amor Sabor 11/23/2010
The imagery in this itself is flawless and beautifully woven by the golden threads of your gentle words. The stanzas are each sculpted by the winds of reflection.
Reviewed by Barbara Henry 6/9/2010
Liana,
This is so beautiful!I am awed by the imagery, the tone,everything about this work is moving.
Continued success~
Barbara Henry
Reviewed by Larry Matthews 5/16/2010
"Time itself is doomed" Beautiful phrase in a wonderful poem.

Blessings

Luke
Reviewed by audrine max 4/21/2010
beautiful poem...thanks for sharing..
Reviewed by RICHARD SERRANO 4/18/2010
aaa! the cold winds blow! "if i should fail to say" thanks for blessing my mind with your wonderful poem, peace be with you
Reviewed by The Poetess 3/25/2010
A powerful balance of feelings and senses in this.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo 3/13/2010
A beautiful mingling of nature and life with a sense of melancholy and loneliness. This was a very touching piece, Liana...so well done! ~Elizabeth
Reviewed by Darryn Murphy 3/8/2010
Exceptional Write
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 3/8/2010
Your poem brought tears to my eyes for in some ways it reflects the loneliness inside each of us. Even among family and friends we can sometimes feel that isolation you refer to in your poem. You capture the feeling of isolation again when you show your love of nature--that is unaware of you. An excellent write.
Reviewed by Eugene Williams 3/4/2010
Remarkable piece of writing touching and heartfelt throughout really enjoyed the read
Reviewed by John Domino 3/3/2010
Exceptional poety! Very moving1

Reviewed by Axilea MU 3/2/2010
Some fabulous imagery in this poem Liana. Soft, sweet and tragic at the same time. (I would use "Life" and "Love" without the definite article, just as you did with "Summer" and "Death"). I find the lines on Solitude remarkable, just like the stanza with the freedom of birds "Oblivious to those who are trapped / Within the walls of suffocating stone."

Axilea
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 2/26/2010
A beautiful and emotional piece, Liana..it is always such a pleasure to read your work.
Reviewed by Connie Faust 2/21/2010
What a striking commentary, dear Liana! It is so deep in emotion, yet you lay out all your feelings almost matter-of-factly. It makes me want to reach out to you, put my arm around you and tell you that you are loved. A memorable poem indeed.
Connie
Reviewed by Morning Star 2/20/2010
Liana this peace is very intense and fill with emotions
Of the many day to day beauty that we often don't take the
Time to appreciate including life!!
Brilliant write!!
I wrote one similar to this i have not posted here yet but i will soon its call " My Dearest Tomorrows"
I been gone for awhile but I am back now
Wishing you Love Peace and Light…Yolie
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 2/14/2010
Liana,
These are some of the things we take for granted. I really enjoyed your descriptions in this poem. I especially like the verse about the 'herd of clouds'. Lovely:) Happy V Day.
Sheila
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 2/14/2010
Beautiful and so touching Liana. The poem is sad in a way , but the visuals and scenes you have created bring feelings to life. Its one of your best! Love...M
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 2/12/2010
I don't know how I missed this one but it is fabulous and full of image and emotion and love and heart. Patrick
Reviewed by Daniel Gereige 2/9/2010
Liana you are truly a great poet I love all ur poems
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 2/8/2010
Keeper!!
Reviewed by Gerald Tate 2/2/2010
WOW, Way out of my league this writing. Great heart wrenching stuff.

Well done Liana, 10/10, Gerry
Reviewed by L. Figgins 1/30/2010
Stunning in its emotional intensity, Liana. Gratitude to the beauty of life and even its betrayal at the end of days--is there any better way to leave this earth?

Blessings, Lin
Reviewed by richard cederberg 1/30/2010
Sweet Liana ...
your work always takes the reader
on a voyage. A voyage to deep and meaningful
places. Thankyou for being you and staying true
to your wonderful craft.
richard
Reviewed by Sheri Uy 1/27/2010
Dear Liana, this is something deep and meaningful. I can only hope I will not fail to say the most important thing in my heart to my loved ones before "my time is doomed". Very creative write and it will not fail to touch the hearts of the readers.

Blessings to you,
Sheri
Reviewed by kg cummings 1/21/2010
very thought provoking poem. Your friend, Kathy
Reviewed by Joel Sattler 1/12/2010
Excellent!
Reviewed by Don Juan Amante 1/11/2010
very beautiful and it touches the heart deeply
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 1/6/2010
time itself is doomed...
what an extraordinary poetic creation, Liana!
every verse is a treasure!
bless you,
Carolyn
Reviewed by JMS Bell 1/4/2010
A BITTERSWEET ODE TO ONES 'LIFE' AND ALL THE GIFTS IT HAS GIVEN...AND ALL THE GIFTS ONE FEELS ARE GOING TO BE LOST IN DEATH...DONE WELL. THANKS FOR SHARING THIS STRONG WORK. BLESSINGS.
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Inspire Hope 1/3/2010
Vow! Liana " If I fail To Say It" this is a beauty! and so profound!
Thank you for sharing and caring!


Much Love,
Always!!!
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 1/3/2010
Very meaningful sentiments, Liana. Thank you for sharing them. Love and best wishes,

Regis
Reviewed by Carol Grace 1/2/2010
A very well written piece, with so many layers.
Reviewed by Richard Orey 1/2/2010
My Dear Liana,

I think I speak with many others that the line in this lovely poem that says, "I had but one admirer on this Earth" is far too modest for it seems to me that we who stop by to read and comment and enjoy your words are countless.

May God be your companion in your Happy New Year!

Richard
Reviewed by Michelle Mead 1/1/2010
This is a gorgeous poem, Liana!! One for the library, for sure.
Reviewed by William Bonilla 1/1/2010
Liana This a brilliant write
My favorite of your poetry
I loved it
Love & peace be with you
Happy New Year

William
Reviewed by Jon Willey 12/31/2009
Liana, your plea goes forth to the elements and the companions of earth,time and space -- your words have laced them all with a touch sweet melancholy, remorseful yet brimming with promise and forgiveness -- this is a humbling work that speaks loudly to our insignificance -- this is a song of great beauty Liana -- peace and love to you my friend and my wish for a most Happy New Year -- Jon Michael
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 12/31/2009
Liana..your words gift us with presence
this utter bound unity of Love's Bounty
Thank You
Love & Petals Perfumeries
Vickie
Reviewed by Paul Berube 12/31/2009
Beautifully done, Liana. Happy New Year and God bless.
Reviewed by Micki Peluso 12/30/2009
Dear Liana,

I am in awe of your words-their beauty, depth and truth. This is a poem I will reread and remember for some time. It speaks of life and love and impending death as only a poetess of your calibre could express.

Micki Peluso
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 12/30/2009
Liana, I shall give you back what you give to me, "BEAUTIFUL POETRY, TALENTED POETESS, YOU KILL MY HEART !" I love the way you write, you are so connected to human spirit and the natural environment. You certainly know how to present a vividly written piece of work.
I shall save this one, my dear poetess, it is a beauty!

Much peace, love, and light,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 12/30/2009
Such imagery to tell your story. Solitude is a double edged sword. It can be good or bad. I took it as a good for you. For those trapped back in Russia what could you have done anyway. Brilliant. Liz
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 12/30/2009
How beautifull your words are laid out Liana. Thank you for sharing.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Emile Tubiana 12/30/2009
Dear Liana, In fact you didn't fail to say it. But normally, in life we are never alone, as you said it, we have always a companion. You called it solitude, other call it love, and I call it the spirit. This is a very nice poem, even after translation, which means it must be great in the original version. Happy New Year, Love Emile
Reviewed by George Carroll 12/30/2009
Magnificent in its presentation, form and articulation invoking all the elements of life packed into the soul of one who has loved deeply and found solitude in the sea of abandonment.
George
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 12/30/2009
Wonderful, heart touching poetry Liana...

Carole~
Reviewed by Felix Perry 12/30/2009
This is intense in it's messages and individuality as you reflect and state what your last wishes and thoughts may be...well done.
fee
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 12/30/2009
Liana this is absolutely stunning poetry. A true pleasure to read.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 12/30/2009
this is so beautiful and is proof that life is, indeed so very precious!
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 12/30/2009
Ah, a true poet's soul wrote this bit of plea to the things which are important to remember and to bid a fond fare-the-well.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 12/30/2009
So beautiful, Liana, these classic lines - well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 12/30/2009
Perhaps thoughts that came from the inhospitable Siberian tundra, and yet so full of warmth an life, expectations and hope, telling us that if the author ever forget to say it, is up to us to tell.
A commanding sweet poem.

Georg


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