It's Sunset. All the sea is covered by a lunar mist, Although the distant land seems near. The clouds thicken, as the salty dunes embrace and twist - Caressingly, away they steer. Let the audacious wind disturb the airy sail: We have no fear of storms and saints, Between the hidden rocks manoeuvring without fail, Forgetting our old complaints. The thunder rumbles ruthlessly and sways the sturdy deck - A portent of misfortune grim. The lightning's arrow left an incandescent track: Don't take this darkness for a dream! Encompassed by the icebound gloom and shreds of silver foam, Which soars to the stars, like smoke, We enter murky caves - where myriads of luring sirens roam: Beware of their mellifluous talk! Alas, the only beacon of a fragile hope had sunk, These waters will be our demise! The wild forget-me-nots entwine my burning lungs: "In time, life sheds its thin disguise." The Night. With their amber eyes, the fervent harpies gaze, Awaiting the horrendous end. Hold on! Amidst the chaos, we'll mount the towering waves: Embracing firmly, hand in hand. Above the broken mast, a thunderbird is cawing briskly: "Take off! It's time to spread your wings!" Our life has flashed before our eyes, the moments - meagre, beastly - How evanescently they gleam! Look, now the brutal current swirls, deluging our vessel: The helm is captured by the tide! Don't cry, my dear, you're not alone, for we are still together - Love will eclipse the ninth wave's height. Although the rampant ocean unfurled its grim abyss, We won't disperse without a trace: The wreckage of our troubled souls the water shall release Into the long-forgotten bays. Transfigured by the tempest's rage, we swim to terra firma, Untarnished by the years forlorn. As though the sleeping wanderers, awakened by a murmur, Our eyes behold the sun. It's Dawn!
Category: my poetry
A reading of my poem “The Night”
Dear readers, I hope you will enjoy this multimedia presentation of my literary work! The video features a recording of my poem, accompanied by picturesque views of Canadian nature and urban life, which I captured throughout my studies in this beautiful country.
The Serpent’s Sonnet
I wish I could find solace in your eyes, Where shadows lurk beneath the diamond glow. Although our paths have parted long ago, Your arms remain the gates of Paradise! My sinful soul must pay a fatal price To enter Eden, as it did before: The Seraphim avert when I deplore, For neither words, nor prayers will suffice. Although your image pierces like a knife, My heart will mend itself with threads of tears - Abide in memory, remorseless Saint! Through death, the Phoenix gains eternal life, Thus, I forsake the futile earthly fears, Awaiting for my agony to end…
The Waterfall of Memories
Your whisper haunts me through the night and in the light of day - The waterfall of memories devours its breathless prey. Beware! The languid turquoise guise seems utterly serene, Yet thousands fell to their demise in this alluring stream. Mnemosyne, a patron saint of the undying past, Bathe me in your sweet revelry and turn my soul to dust! If it were now to die - I would - for nothing will exceed The water's luscious lullaby - intoxicating, deep… A single thought is all it takes to silently succumb: When a forgotten love awakes, the consciousness goes numb. You are the gravity, which tempts, desiring my downfall - Although the sombre heart repents, it answers your wild call. I have become the waterfall, my tenderness cascades Upon your lips - the memory of passion never fades!
The Azure Acrostic
My dreams feel like drowning - Your absence still haunts me... Dive deeper, my darling! Enchanted, yet free, All heavenly angels Remember their lovers Emerging, like ambers, Mesmerized by the sea, My tears catch fire - Are you thinking of me?
The Sweetness of Being Apart
When birds depart from native shores, Too many fly astray: This forlorn life the soul abhors - My love was swept away! Across the oceans - raging, deep, I send a warm embrace: The longing - harsh and bittersweet - Sets parted hearts ablaze! Soar higher, soft-voiced nightingale - Your songs light up the night: Pure sorrow carried by the gale Transcends a swift delight! The separation draws us near, And turns into fine art: There is a certain sweetness, dear, In being far apart!
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Последний вздох отдам за миг прощания - Ведь утешения нам не найти в мечтах: Нет боли тяжелее расставания! Меж блеска звёзд и млечного сияния, В калейдоскопе лет земной забуду страх: Последний вздох отдам за миг прощания. Я помню горечь первого признания, И взгляд отчаянный, и дрожь в твоих руках - Нет боли тяжелее расставания! Тоски невыносимы истязания: Ты мне являешься - не наяву, во снах. Последний вздох отдам за миг прощания... Но с каждым днём сильней воспоминания Пронзают сердце, заточённое в веках: Нет боли тяжелее расставания! Любимая, прочти мои послания О неизведанных космических краях: Последний вздох отдам за миг прощания - Нет боли тяжелее расставания!
A Cosmic Villanelle
I would give my last breath to be with you - We can't find solace in a wistful dream: No pain is greater than a brief adieu! Amidst the galaxy's celestial view, By night and day, my earthly fears grow thin: I would give my last breath to be with you. The sorrowful farewell hits me anew: Your trembling hands, eyes - desperate and grim - No pain is greater than a brief adieu! This ruthless anguish I cannot subdue: Your spirit comes to me - sublime, yet dim. I would give my last breath to be with you… Alas, the woeful memories pierce through My heart, immured by the eternal stream: No pain is greater than a brief adieu! Beloved, let the stars reveal my clue About the cosmic places - vast, unseen: I would give my last breath to be with you - No pain is greater than a brief adieu!
Forgive me, my darling… ~Dedicated to E.
*** Forgive me, my darling, for thinking of you! Your fragrance is sweeter than peony dew, The bloom of your lips enamours like spring, One rapturous smile - I forget everything... Oh, bitter delusions of our first love! The feverish blindness descends from above: My ears cease to hear, my mouth - to speak, No soul would survive a feeling this deep! Your hands keep escaping my blasphemous touch. The eyes, filled with sorrow, adore you so much, The heart keeps on beating, yet broken in two! Tell me, dear beloved, what shall I do?
Orphic Symphony ~ Dedicated to E.
Crossing the ocean In the arms of Poseidon My heart will reach you. Bleeding with sea-foam, Wrapped in a mermaid's soft hair, Our spirits emerge From the stormy waves Where Aphrodite was born, Pink-glowing, pearl-hung. My tenderness plays The Apollonian lyre With your slender hands. There is no escape From the darkness of Hades To the Olympus. Approaching the light, I succumb, mesmerized by The sound of your voice. "Beloved," you beg: "Turn around!" Eurydice - Forever, farewell!