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Monday, October 25, 2010
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4-5 weeks ago I saw this picture on internet. From first second I understood ,that I want to write about my

death. Yesterday my translator Anatol Kardiukov sent to me my poem. Yesterday, on Sunday, October 24, my brother didn't wake up, he

died ,60 years old, healthy man......


Oh, Life, thou soon I will depart

To never see the Sun

To never soar in the sky -

With freedom I was one.

 

I praise the Lord for pair of wings

That He bestowed on me

They carried me across the skies

Above the land and sea

Above all creatures of the land

That crawl their way through mud and sand.

 

From high above I watched with awe

The splendor of the Earth

I flew above the wooded valleys

Where mighty trees lay waiting for the spring

Like mother bird awaits with zeal

The crackle of an egg, triumph of life.

 

As hatchling came I to this world

To spread my wings among the wooded hills

Where Love was in the air and the trees

Would gently wave to me, and every brush

Was dear to my heart and loved me back.

 

A blissful infant in a distant land,

I was, indeed, in paradise when I beheld

From mountain top the em’rald woods…

Who hasn’t seen those valleys of my youth

Can’t comprehend the beauty of the hills!

 

But I grew up and time had come

For me to leave my blessed home,

To see the land that’s far away,

Just a short visit, not long stay.

And so, I kissed my native land,

And spread my wings and off I went

 

The years went by, and my intent

To go back to native land

Forgotten was and ruled my fate -

In foreign land for death to wait!

 

I prayed to Lord not once, not twice

But many times and many nights

To keep me on this blessed land

Until I tasted life to full extent.

 

But who am I to ask and pray

To grant me an extended stay

When all the time the death comes home

To those who barely lived at all?

 

And if it’s true what people say

That on the Earth is short our stay,

Immortal soul of mine one day

Will come back to forever dwell

Among my native hills where I

Was once as happy as a child.

 

I love the ocean, but the trees

And grassy hills, and mountain breeze

Are closer to my soul than squalls

And shrieking songs of roaming gulls.

 

Oh, Earth, perhaps, you never knew

The longing of my soul for you

Which matches the eternal love

For you by heavens up above?

 

Yet I am not in any haste

My earthly flesh in you to waste,

The very flesh that once was home

To soul that was set free to roam.

 

So I respectfully refuse

To fester with the old refuse!

I’ll ride the waves and soar again

Before I meet my watery end.

 

And though I’m not afraid to die,

I sadden when the thought comes by

For I will never see again

The splendor of this God-made land:

The rivers’ waters mighty roll,

And lilies’ bloom and roses’ brawl

About who’s fragrance wind will take

The farthest distance from the lake.

 

I leave this Life in grief for… Life.

Sometimes we cry and our tears

Release the burden of our fears,

And, even if the heart is bleeding,

Make easier for us to flap our wings.

 

But there’s a diff’rent kind of crying

This one is more akin to dying.

It has no tears, it dwells inside the soul,

It kills the joy of life, it is the worst of all.

 

On sunny day it blankets skies with clouds,

It devastates us from inside and we

Are helpless to resist or simply lack desire

To put out this gut-consuming fire.

 

Behold, it comes at last, the final day

When life is slowly going away

The very life that had rebuffed the Sun

To expedite the end.

 

 

And bitterly we cry for ourselves,

Without the tears that dried out long ago,

Regretting that we failed to part

With pain and valued not the life.

 

And Death is knocking loudly on our door,

A nemesis without pity cares not

About us, who finally wisened up,

And closed our hearts to pain,

And learned to love the Life at last!

 



By Liana Margiva

Translated from Russian by Anatol Kardiukov




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Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 2/12/2011
Oh my..I am so sorry for your loss sweet lady your writing touches me deeply ...please stay safe and well..Hugss
Reviewed by The Poetess 12/23/2010
I love the flight in this one.
Reviewed by Z McClure 11/25/2010
Liana, I am sorry about the loss of your dear brother. I would give you a hug and a prayer; I have two brothers and they are still with me- I cannot imagine loosing them. You have expressed yourself in such a profound way in this tribute, Liana, that God will use your words to comfort many enduring the same!

~Zach
Reviewed by Don Juan Amante 11/9/2010
so sorry for your loss dear lady. your poem is deeply felt.
Reviewed by Amor Sabor 11/4/2010
Liana, I am so sorry for your loss but the tribute you wrote of how you felt about death is very beautiful in its sentiment. We have but blame for Adam and Eve for the reason we are imperfect and unable to live forever. Great work. I send greetings to to your translator, Anatol
Amor
Reviewed by Leann Marshall 11/3/2010
Your beautiful words bring forth much thought and emotion. And I'm so sorry for your great loss Liana.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo 11/2/2010
Liana, please accept my most sincere sympathy on your terrible loss. There is pain and beauty in your tribute; a fine job at this most difficult time. ~Hugs, Elizabeth
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 10/28/2010
Liana, I am so sorry that I am late in responding to this...and I am so sorry for the loss of your brother. So much pain in this, yet so beautifully written. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Liana.
Reviewed by kg cummings 10/28/2010
my condolences on the loss of your brother. your poem is very wise and filled with thought provoking words. Your friend, Kathy
Reviewed by John Domino 10/27/2010
This is an outstanding tribute to your brother. He must have known that he had a wonderful supporting sister. That you for sharing a glimpse of your heart. It is a heart of GOLD. GOD BLESS YOU!

Love, peace and Christ filled blessings,

John Michael Domino
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 10/27/2010
My most sincere, deepest condolences, Liana! Your poem is tragically enchanting! I understand the pain you're going through right now...I too lost a brother at the age of only 38 years....

Blessings & Peace
Anna
Reviewed by Jon Willey 10/27/2010
Liana, I can find no words that will heal your sorrow. I offer my condolences knowing that your grieving will not be diminished by them. Adieu is the most difficult of emotions and expressions for the human heart to endure. I bid you peace and love in your time of grieving my dear friend. Jon Michael
Reviewed by JMS Bell 10/26/2010
JUST WHEN ONE LEARNS THE INVALUABLE LESSON OF 'LOVING WHAT IS REALLY LIFE'(THE BEAUTY AND MAJESTY OF CREATION)THEY ARE TAKEN FROM THIS WORLD TO THE NEXT. AND PERHAPS...THAT IS THE SECRET; WHEN ONE LEARNS TO TRULY LOVE THAT WHICH LOVE HAS SO DEARLY PURCHASED...ONE PASSES ON TO RECEIVE THEIR REWARD. YOU HAVE MY CONDOLENCES, MY FRIEND, I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR LOSS, LIANA, AND I CAN'T HELP BUT THINK ABOUT YOUR FEELINGS WHEN YOU PENNED THIS...WHAT YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE WRITING FOR YOU...WAS REALLY FOR YOUR DEAR BROTHER. I PRAY THAT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY TO BE STRENGTHENED BY THE POWER OF GOD'S LOVE. LOVE, BLESSINGS & FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Paul Judges 10/26/2010
A delightful expression, Liana
Reviewed by Micki Peluso 10/25/2010
Liana,

My condolances for your departed brother. We never know when our Creator will call us home and so we must like you state so well and with such beauty, live for the moment every day. This is a multi-layered poem that I will be reading again.

All the best to you!!

Micki
Reviewed by Axilea MU 10/25/2010
There is absolute sadness in this poem, from so many subtle perspectives.
"It devastates us from inside and we
Are helpless to resist or simply lack desire
To put out this gut-consuming fire."
These lines relate to many states of inner death that one can experience.

Liana, thank you for the beautiful poem and its deeper connection to your brother. Your sensitivity shines and I'm sorry for your loss.

All my thoughts,

Axilea
Reviewed by Emile Tubiana 10/25/2010
Dear Liana, I wished that your poem were not real, just for the poetry. Meanwhile I realize through your wonderful literary expression, despite the pain you just incurred with the loss of your dear brother, how much you entered in the depth of life.
Losing a brother is losing a link of the family chain, which will never be forgotten. We are all connected together; in the same ocean which we call the soul. In fact it is the Devine soul in the entire universe. But as we were never asked when we came here, now, no one asks us, or will tell us when we go. Always remember the best of your brother; this is the treasure that will stay with you. Eventually his wings will take him back to his native land, to our native land, where we all came from, way before we landed on our dear earth.
You are a great poet and your poem gives us the great honor of having known you through your wonderful writes. My deep condolences and my sympathy. Love Emile
Reviewed by TONY NERONE 10/25/2010
I am sorry in the demise of your brother, Liana. Translated to English so very well.


Namaste
Tony
Reviewed by Felix Perry 10/25/2010
I am so sorry for your loss, I lost a brother not that long ago and the grief is still nor far from the surface but this poem is truly emotional with such depth of passion it leaves the reader in awe....

fee
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 10/25/2010
Oh, Liana, I am so desperately sorry. Your loss of a brother is something I have not yet known, and I can not imagine how painful it must be.
Your mystical and divine poetry is as a messenger between the realms of heaven and earth. So beautiful, so profound!
Blessings and Love to you,
Christine
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 10/25/2010
I am so sorry for your grave loss Liana
and also am humbled to your gifts and blessings
to have known him in your life for 60 years

Your poem is the heart of love
the breath & the embrace
and many the sorrows reeping
throughout our lives...
Love's Bounty & Homecoming
Vickie
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 10/25/2010
I am so sorry for your loss Liana.. My father died also at the age of 60..a brother at the young age of 21...Life here on earth is a breath..it is we who suffer when they depart~
Love,
Christine
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 10/25/2010
I extend to you my most sincere condolences, Liana; and your poem is a fine elegy; your verses express a univesal and timeless theme that is deeply meaningful. Thank you. Love, peace, and best wishes to you,

Regis
Reviewed by George Carroll 10/25/2010
There is much to love about life and much to live for but what is in store after we leave is beyond anything we have seen and loved and what you have loved here on earth is only a taste of what God has in store in His heaven above. We both spoke of death today in our poetry.
Sorry for your loss but his spirit lives on.
A somber tale told in beautiful imagery.

George
Reviewed by richard cederberg 10/25/2010
Liana ...
Please accept my commiserations for your loss. I can relate so much to this, especially now, because this year my extended family lost two souls. For me, your beautiful poetic composition sheds a discerning light on the external, and internal, process that many go through but can never express - a heart-rending, wise, poem that touches this readers heart. Such grace, and excellent imagery, bursts from these lines. I'm sure this will touch all who read it.
Respectfully ...
richard
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 10/25/2010
Liana, I couldn't stop the tears from falling. This is written so well, with such heartfelt imagery and love. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Sometimes we "know" when our loved ones are about to pass and with this poem, deep inside your soul, your brother spoke to you and this poem was born. You take care of yourself during this time of grief, but always remember to embrace his life not his death.

Much peace, love and light,
Amber
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