Tuesday, October 03, 2006



















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SOMEONE LOST

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Dry twigs of placid days are feeding fire,

illuminating stretch of long-deserted shore,

as leaves are dancing night away with shadows,

paced by the tunes of high and low tide.

The wreath of nameless herbs is twined to crown

the halo of the ever-changing moon

that lights the line of lonely tanka verses

where sea can't reach the rumpled page of sand.

Beneath the tangled labyrinth of branches,

the path is writhing in the claws of roots

to home where the worn armchair is waiting

to rock the pain of someone lost all night.

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all rights reserved © Natalia L. Rudychev

First published in SP Quill, Fall 2006, Volume 12, 33.

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20 Comments:

Blogger texas haijin said...

beautiful.

11:46 PM  
Blogger Natalia L. Rudychev said...

Dustin

Thank you!

11:50 PM  
Blogger floots said...

great combination
especially loved "rumpled page of sand"
thank you

12:49 AM  
Blogger Natalia L. Rudychev said...

Floots

Thank you! Your words are very important to me.

12:53 AM  
Blogger Masago said...

Some good phrases and and an overall emotion...being lost is not a fun experience. I like the photo.

7:13 AM  
Blogger Natalia L. Rudychev said...

Masago

Thank you! Sometimes it is good to be lost.

7:39 AM  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

WOW!! You are so good with haiku and tanka, I always get blown away with your free verse. "the path is writhing in the claws of roots...", like the rest of the poem, can be explored in numerous ways, all intriguing!! Excellent piece Natalia!!

2:11 PM  
Blogger polona said...

beautiful, natalia!

2:23 PM  
Blogger jel said...

that was beautiful!


thanks

2:34 PM  
Blogger Natalia L. Rudychev said...

Pat

Thank you! I value your words because I admire fluidity of your poetic style.

6:21 PM  
Blogger Natalia L. Rudychev said...

Polona

Thank you!

6:22 PM  
Blogger Natalia L. Rudychev said...

Jel

Thank you!

Have a wonderful day!

6:22 PM  
Blogger J. Andrew Lockhart said...

This is great -- I'm going to come back when I have the time to really appreciate it. :)

8:01 PM  
Blogger Natalia L. Rudychev said...

J. Andrew

Thank you! Glad you like it!

9:19 PM  
Blogger Amalendu said...

A nice image that goes so well with the poem. I am yet to reconcile with the imagery Natalia...but the ‘home where the worn armchair is waiting’ is a lovely phrase...

6:42 AM  
Blogger Aurora said...

Excellent, Natalia! I read this again and again.

12:05 PM  
Blogger Natalia L. Rudychev said...

Amalendu

Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

12:22 AM  
Blogger Natalia L. Rudychev said...

Aurora

Thank you! Your haiku goes so well with this picture!

12:23 AM  
Blogger Russell Ragsdale said...

Some tremendous passages here. This is rich in texture, both physical and emotional. Wonderful!

10:43 PM  
Blogger Natalia L. Rudychev said...

Russell

Thank you!
Glad to see you!
Your words mean a lot to me!

Seasonal Greetings!

10:56 PM  

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