Liza Sud

Karelia Is The Land Of My Dream. - Poem by Liza Sud

Karelia is the land of my dream.
Here on the ground I step with confidence,
Here the air gives me a tender embrace,
And from the height the gulls send me a scream.

It is amazing here to die and live,
Here even in fearful moment you're not scared,
here pedestal and scaffold are decreased,
As if you watch them from above, from heaven.

Here lake Onezhskoe in its blue voile
Keeps only memory of primitive people,
who always smile and are reserved, but hidden
behind their smile is not sadness, but joy.

Here quietness and coldness are the law.
By humbleness that is slow and steady
Your eyesight to the Light will fling the door
Even when there's only darkness everywhere.


Карелия - страна моей мечты.
Здесь по земле уверенно ступаю,
Здесь воздух меня тихо обнимает,
И чайки голосят из высоты.

Здесь радостно и жить, и умереть,
Здесь даже в страшный миг не знаешь страха.
Уменьшены здесь пьедестал и плаха,
Как если с неба, издали смотреть.

Здесь озера Онежского вуаль
Скрывает только память первобытных
Людей, всегда улыбчивых и скрытых,
Но прячут они радость, не печаль.

Здесь холод - как закон, и тишина.
Здесь медленно степенное смиренье
Тебе на свет распахивает зрение
Даже когда повсюду только тьма.

Topic(s) of this poem: nature

Comments about Karelia Is The Land Of My Dream. by Liza Sud

  • Jazib KamalviJazib Kamalvi (8/23/2017 12:11:00 PM)

    A nice poetic imagination, Liza. You may like to read my poem, Love and Lust. Thanks (Report)Reply

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  • Daniel BrickDaniel Brick (6/27/2017 9:51:00 AM)

    Your opening stanza is masterful: you link dreams with awakened vision; the ground you walk on with confidence with
    the sky from which the bird's cry acknowledges your presence; the ambient air with a native dweller who hugs you in
    welcome. And later, just as the natives feel joy within despite their hardened faces, you are blessed by an interior Light which leads you to a symbolic door that open upon RADIANCE. What an amazing poem, Liza! It fills me with wonder, I will seek that Door in my reality and I'm sure your inspiring poem will guide me to it.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Poem Edited: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

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