Biography of Larisa Rzhepishevska
I was so lucky to be born in the most beautiful and the warmest city in the world – Odessa, Odessa in Ukraine.
When I say ‘the warmest’ I do not mean the climate but the nature of the people who live here, though the climate is also nice.
There are more than 250 sunny days in a year.
Odessa is a pearl on the Black Sea shore. They say here: Odessa is God’s smile.
My first poem in English was a translation of my own poem from Russian. Then I began translating Russian romances into English. I used to study in a vocal studio and took part in many concerts. Russian romances were the largest part of my repertoire.I was eager to know how they would sound in English and was happy to get my friends comments telling me that they were beautiful. That was the start.
I’ve been writing poetry for about four years. Today I have more than 300 of them. I was The Golden Pen Award winner with the poems 'Disappearing Generation' and ' A Voice From The Wildness'.
I am so much grateful to all those who inspired me to write not only more but much better.
Some people come into your life and you know right away that they were meant to be there: to teach you lessons, to help you to figure out who you are or who you want to become...You would never realize your potential, strength, willpower or heart if it were not for them. I am grateful to the Lord who presented me with unique friends from different countries. They effected my life, they showed me the way to the beauty of a real poetry. They helped me to believe in myself.
Larisa Rzhepishevska Poems
The palm branches in churches, The light of candles resembles Jesus glorious entry to Jerusalem. Psalms the Christians sing, glorious hymn.
I Am On Diet
I’ll put on diet my fattish ass So that the doorway I could pass. I’ll do some exercises to lose weight As fat asses I just hate.
Seaside At Winter
It's amazing to watch the frost's work. It made the sea side a fairy tale. The frost's quirk made the sea not for a sail.
It Costs Nothing
It costs nothing to feel the sunshine, to watch the smiling Moon… Those gifts from heaven are so fine, The beauty of nature is a divine tune.
Oh, My Darling Odessa!
OH, ODESSA! Years fly and my love Always stays in my heart, Floats with me
I Am A Woman
I am a woman up to the tips of my hair. I am a woman by spirit and nature. As no one I have got an innate flair. As no one I need a daily rapture.
There Are Many..., There Are A Few...
There are many of those with whom you can go to bed, There are so a few with whom you’d like to wake up, And in the morning to greet the day that’s ahead, With a smile to ask your love if it’s already a sunup.
The First Or The Last...?
The first or the last, Slow or fast …? Does it really matter, If you are thin or fatter,
Today Is My Birthday
Today, the 27th of May, Friday, I celebrate another birthday. I again thank God for prolonging my life, For giving me the strength for the right strife,
A Fable About The Bee And The Butterfly
Once upon a time In a warm spring day
A Long Life Road
Our life is a real drama In such a colorful gamma. Our life is just a moment, Sometimes with a torment.
Water And Fire
Such a disaster once had happened. Water and fire had fallen in love
Snowfalls bring me to madness, I catch the snowflakes with my lips. Snow! The fluffy and sparkling snow! Its falls make beautiful all my trips.
Oh, God! Give Me The Strength....
Oh, God! Give me the strength to forgive Even when I was not forgiven, No one to humiliate or to offend Even when I was humiliated or offended
The Chat Of Two Women
Two classmates were chatting.
By chance they've met in the street, indeed.
They were not so old and not so young,
much more than forty.
The first one said: 'I feel so young