Lady With Camelias Poem by Marina Ivanovna Tsvetaeva

Lady With Camelias

Rating: 3.2

Your whole way with shining evil's coal
Margaret, they all do bravely judge.
What's your fault? The body sinned as such,
Innocent you have retained your soul.

To all people it's the same, I know,
To all nodded with a blurry smile.
And with this sorrowful semi-smile
You have wept yourself long time ago.

Who will know? Whose hand will help along?
No exception to the rule, one thing entrances!
They eternally await embraces,
They eternally await, 'I'm thirsty! Be my own!'

Day and night the bane of false confessions..
Day and night, tomorrow, and once more!
Spoke more eloquently than the word
Your dark glance, the martyr's dark expression.

The accursed ring is growing narrow,
On the goddess of the world avenges fate..
Smiling childishly, into your face
A young tender boy glances with sorrow.

The entire world is saved by love!
In but her salvation and defense is.
All's in love. O Margaret, sleep in peace.
All's in love. I'm saved because I love.

Susan Williams 26 October 2014

I like Sally Plumb Plumb's comment on this piece. I admire and esteem honesty in students of literature. At times I thought I had a grip on what this poem was about [a prostitute] but the very next stanza would not only show me that I hadn't a clue but made me think I was altogether on the wrong street corner [so to speak]. Like Sally says, we learn far more when we admit a poem is hard to understand but we'll try again. Maybe I'll do a little research. The author's name sounds Russian so maybe this work is hard to pin down because it has something to do with Russian history or culture.

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Sally Plumb Plumb 26 October 2014

I found this piece difficult for me. I'll try again.

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Liliana ~el 26 October 2013

Love is indeed very powerful!

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Sylvia Frances Chan 29 January 2024

ONE: The poem is a complex and multi-layered work that explores themes of love, loss, and identity.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 29 January 2024

TWO: It is written in the form of a dramatic monologue, with the speaker addressing a woman named Margaret who is associated with the symbol of a camelias flower.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 23 March 2024

THE LAST ONE: Tsvetaeva's lyrical expression captures the emotional depth of the human experience, transcending language and cultural boundaries CONGRATS on Modern Poem Of The Day! 5 Stars

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Sylvia Frances Chan 23 March 2024

FOUR: This poem underscores the isolation and vulnerability of the woman, emphasizing her silent suffering. My conclusions: "Lady With Camelias" explores the tension between societal judgment and inner innocence, as well as the poignant silence of suffering.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 23 March 2024

THREE: Silent Plea for Help: The lady's plea for assistance goes unheard. While others seek embraces and declarations of thirst, her cry remains ignored.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 23 March 2024

TWO: Her sorrowful expression reflects the weight of her past suffering. The contrast between her inner purity and the external accusations highlights the theme of innocence amidst condemnation.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 23 March 2024

ONE: This poem is about the complex interplay of judgment, innocence, and suffering. The poem portrays a woman who faces condemnation for her perceived "sins."Despite the world's harsh judgment, her soul remains innocent.

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