Saniya Galeyeva

Bronze Star - 2,204 Points (08.05.1986 / Russia, Orenburg region, Sorochinsk)

When The Moonlight Touches My Tatami - Poem by Saniya Galeyeva

When the moonlight touches my tatami,
Spreading silver petals on the floor,
I shall leave the cosy bed behind me.
Like a cat, I'll tiptoe to the door.

It is spring. The sakura's in blossom.
I would watch this scene for all my life.
It's a miracle which is so awesome,
That I'll stay outside until it's light.

There will come the sun like inspiration,
And a bird will sing its merry song.
Everything is full of exaltation,
But so dark and gloomy is my soul.

Oh, I wish I were a tiny creature,
Something like this lovely careless bird…
Then I'd be both happier and richer
Than the rulers of this rotten world.

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

tatami (in Japanese houses) any of a number of thick, woven straw mats of uniform dimensions, about three feet by six feet (91 cm by 183 cm) , the placing of which determines the dimensions of an interior.

sakura (Japanese) an ornamental cherry blossom tree and its blossoms

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 19, 2012

Poem Edited: Friday, April 20, 2012


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