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by Liana Margiva
Saturday, November 20, 2010
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Poetry by Liana Margiva


Sunday, October 24, 2010, my brother,

60 years old, healthy man, didn’t wake up.

Dedicated  to my brother.

 

Like fleeting Spring my cheerless life has passed,

The Fall acceded to the throne of Summer.

And I departed, as I knew I must, from face of Earth

To nothingness. I knew this day would come,

 

But so soon I didn't expect the closure.

Time and again I heard the sacred tale

Of our souls that will ascend to heaven

And will be granted the eternal Peace.

 

Now that I dwell among celestial bodies,

I'm still awaiting my eternal Peace...

But how can Peace descend upon a soul

Who lost the footing of the Earth's firm crust?

 

The clouds whisper to my lifeless ears

That Peace will cost me memories of Earth,

But even though a lonely life I had

I wouldn't ever trade the Earth for Peace.

 

On Earth we make our shaky toddler steps.

In Earth we bury our lifeless bodies

And pray that mother Earth would warm them up

And cuddle them in warmness of its heart.

 

I used to worship whiteness of the clouds

Majestically marching up above

And dreamt about walking barefeet

Upon their cotton softness, now that

 

I watch the clouds lying underneath,

Their whiteness no longer brings me joy

And I am straining eyes to recognize

My native Earth's familiar landscapes

Through milky vapor of my new abode.

 

Oh, dear Lord, you picked my poor soul

To dwell eternally in Paradise

And lifted off my broken back

The heavy stone of life I carried once.

 

But heaven, where dwells the bliss

Can not replace the smell of soil,

The fragrance of the grass fresh cut

It won't squeeze out of my soul.

 

I'll never know the happiness

Without my loved ones who I left,

But, pray, don't be in any rush

To reunite us, mighty Lord!

I'm used to loneliness on Earth.

 

May trees I shared insomnia with

Not miss me and may not be sad:

There's plenty still of folks on Earth

Who spend their nights in wooded groves

And talk of Love with silver Moon.

 

Who'll tell the squirrels in the wood

That they will never get a treat

From their friend who passed away?

Who can convince them that I wasn't

In fact, in real Paradise

When they awaited for me

On  the porch?

 

Who'll wait amidst the ink of night

For birds who’s songs break nature’s sleep?

Or someone else will follow me

On my unhappy, dismal road?

 

On my last day on gorgeous Earth

The yellow leaves fell on my path

And cried out as I passed along:

Farewell, the soul that never failed

To share its love with lowly leaves.

 

Together we will pass away:

There’s no longer reason to

Shake on the branches and await

The coming of impending doom.

 

There’s no reason any more

To bow low before the wind

In hope that the wind will let

Us live for one more day

Or one more week.

 

The rain was weeping over my soul

It used to love to fill with sorrow,

It tried to wash away the pain

So it will no longer grieve.

 

There at a distance far away

The wind was howling in the sky

And passed along to birds and trees

The news that Soul who loved them all

Had gone to heaven on autumn morning!

 

By Liana Margiva

Translated from Russian by Anatol Kardiukov.

 




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Reviewed by William Bonilla 1/19/2011
Heartfelt and beautifully written
Liana, Your writing is always a pleasure to read
Love & Peace be with you

William
Reviewed by Marcia Miller-Twiford 1/17/2011
A brilliant write Liana. When well meaning people tell me my late husband is in Heaven looking out for me I reply that I hope not. I want him to be a peace far away from worldly cares. If he were looking out for me. he'd see all the problems of life and that would not be an existance in peace.
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 1/10/2011
Beautiful writing from a beautiful heart sweet lady...sighhhh....stay safe and well..Hugss
Reviewed by Debra Baker 1/9/2011
Liana...I know what your heart felt when you wrote this poem. I've walked in your shoes...this was a beautiful tribute to the memory of your brother...you have a lovely talent...
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 1/7/2011
"AUTUMN MORNING" is the voice and essences
of the innermost soul
so very lovely Liana
I am sorry for your loss
Your brother would be moved by this
I know I am...deeply...
May You Conitnue To Know Love
Love & Blessings
Vickie
Reviewed by Mary Grace Patterson 1/6/2011
Dear Liana . My heart felt prayers go out to you and your family . Death is not the end , but the start of a new beginnining in a place where there are no cares or pain. Your poem is eleoquent and heartfelt. It touches ones soul with its pure visions, realiites and wisdom. Blessings to you ,,Love,,,MaryGrace
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 1/3/2011
Liana, if perfection is possible, you've achieved it in this
moving, beautifully written poem dedicated to your brother.
I love this. -gene.
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 12/21/2010
This is beyond wonderful.

I am so sorry for your loss, Liana. I know what it is like to lose

a brother. When it happens suddenly, it is especially devastating.

I am so glad you are able to write. This is one of the finest

tributes to a loved one that I have ever read. Has to be some

consolation in knowing that you have created something this beautiful.

He knows, you know.


Always, and Then,

Phyllis
Reviewed by J'nia Fowler 11/30/2010
Very poignant and well written. I enjoyed it very much.
Reviewed by JMS Bell 11/30/2010
A MOST BEAUTIFUL SONG...BITTERSWEET...FOR YOUR BROTHER'S LIFE AND FOR HIS DYING. I PRAY THAT YOU GOD WILL STRENGTHEN YOU, LIANA AND COMFORT YOU IN YOUR LOSS. GOD KEEP YOU NEAR. BLESSINGS, LOVE & FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 11/29/2010
A finely etched tribute to your beloved brother, Liana.
May peace be with you both,
Carolyn
Reviewed by Z McClure 11/25/2010
You have such a gift of putting feelings in words that deeply touch my heart, Liana. I just LOVE this poem!
May the Lord comfort you, dear soul.

Zach
Reviewed by Richard Orey 11/23/2010
As always, my dear Liana, your heartfelt words stir my old soul with thoughts anew, refreshing my delight to be content in wanting what I have even as I mourn the loss of ones I love.

Happy Thanksgiving Day, my sweet friend.

Richard
Reviewed by Emile Tubiana 11/22/2010
Dear Liana, it is a pleasure reading your great poem. Love Emile
Reviewed by Amor Sabor 11/22/2010
Liana, I have never read a poem pitting preference of life on Earth over the ceslestial life. This is quite original and so beautifully written depicting the loss via imagery that everyone can relate to. You have a beautiful heart to share emotions such as these in this expression inspired by the loss of your brother. May the Creator understand your pain and shroud you with is love.
Hugs, Amor
Reviewed by richard cederberg 11/22/2010
"Heavenly beautiful" imagery and mentations composed with a persuasion that touches my heart. I can well relate to these sentiments you evoke, especially this year, when so many near me departed. Know, dear Liana, that your marvelous talent is like an Eagle with wide spread wings flying high in the purest air. I wish you healing and abundant peace.

Blessings and Light ... richard
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 11/21/2010
This is beautifully written, Liana. An epic tribute to your brother...and to life itself. Thank you for sharing this. Hugs,
Sheila
Reviewed by Jon Willey 11/20/2010
From the heart of one blessed with the memory of a loved one departed. Your eulogy, this elegy for your brother carries the melancholy that is imbued within the human soul for our inability to comprehend the mysteries of life and death. Let there be no doubts, your emotion, has scribed the page lovingly and gently etched the soul of this grateful reader, my dear friend. Liana, in this time of "Autumn Mornings" and mourning. I bid you love and peace. Jon Michael
Reviewed by Micki Peluso 11/20/2010
There at a distance far away

The wind was howling in the sky

And passed along to birds and trees

The news that Soul who loved them all

Had gone to heaven on autumn morning

Liana, a beautiful tribute to your loving brother,but you are seeing through your eyes not his as he sees wonders even your extraordinary poetry connot even begin to imagine. For now these may be his thoughts as he has not yet passed to another realm but will be with you a while, comforting you every moment. Watch for his sign, a whisper near your ear, a sense of his presence near you, phone calls where no one answered and so many more. He'll leave you when he knows you can survive his passing. Btw, he died the day before my birthday this year--I was nearly dying too due to a heart arrythmia.

All my love and blessings,

Micki
Reviewed by TONY NERONE 11/20/2010
I am sorry about your brother, Liana. You wrote beautiful sentiments in his honor.

GOD BLESS YOU
TONY
Reviewed by Axilea MU 11/20/2010
Sudden grief turned into beautiful poetry, Liana. Dreamlike, nostalgic, soulful. I particularly like the fifth stanza with the "toddler steps", very moving.

Axilea
Reviewed by Chip Bergeron 11/20/2010
That is the thing....

What will become of sense, of memory, of all held dear on earth?

I tell myself that up there al;l that will be irrelevasnt. But will it???

Chip Bergeron
Reviewed by Andy Turner 11/20/2010
What a damn shame!
The writing is genius in this eulogy. Reminds me os short story by Tolstoy and Checkov. Specially the one about the naked angel and the shoe maker.

In so much sadness comes a work that is a masterpiece.

There is a joy in the sadness x
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 11/20/2010
The news that Soul who loved them all
Had gone to heaven on autumn morning!

Truly a lovely tribute and remembrance well-shared through your verses, Liana. This is a deeply moving offering. Love and best wishes to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Connie Faust 11/20/2010
Oh, Liana, this is exquisite. It takes my breath away with its deep sorrow of a lonely life and the depths of your grief. Beautiful, beautiful, just as you are beautiful.
I pray God will bring you His peace.
With love,
Connie
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 11/20/2010
such loss, it is so very difficult-you have written so well here
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 11/20/2010
So beautiful, so heart-breakingly beautiful Liana!
Bless you,
Christine
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 11/20/2010
..and one day autumn leaves will gather again..heartfelt Liana~
Reviewed by George Carroll 11/20/2010
He is smiling in heaven and watching over you. This is a very moving tribute to a brother you loved dearly.
Again I'm sorry for your loss.
George
Reviewed by Art Sun 11/20/2010
A sad day for you and yet your thoughts are a beautiful tribute to your brother...

love and peace...
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 11/20/2010
I suppose you miss a lot in translation, but even so this was a mighty piece of writing. I liked the tenderness of the poem and the direct consultation with "mighty Lord."
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 11/20/2010
I am so sorry to hear of your brother Liana. Your writing is absolutly beautiful.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Paul Judges 11/20/2010
Very fine work, Liana
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