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July Picture

The Moon's disc of an orange colour
an` unmoved clouds look like a fringe – 
there hangs a July midnight picture
and twinkles on the walls the dark.

Where are you, our unseen artist? 
While never-ending supplication      
you put a canvas on your easel, 	 
unheard invisible creator.  

You're here after day's disorder 
establish beauty in the world –  
you ever take bright colours softly 
and throw them into emptiness.
As if it is a fortune's hostage –
a prisoner waits for his death –
at the eternity there stands the tripod,
there shines the Moon, and wax there burns.

(translated from Russian)

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  1. Date: 6/3/2010 8:44:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through the first round Oleg. I wish you the best in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/31/2010 2:08:00 PM
    Congratulations on making it through the first round of the Poetry Soup contest with this poem. Best wishes in the finals. Karen

  1. Date: 6/21/2009 9:36:00 PM
    my fav is your 3rd. stanza, but the entire poem is true artistry! Oleg, with fine poetic leaps, jim

  1. Date: 6/21/2009 1:54:00 PM
    Much for the reader to think about in this poem. Nice use of imagery. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us and for your kind comment. Have a good day! Karen