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Re: OTMA Poetry part 2
« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2010, 09:49:04 PM »
She'll be happy to hear you guys like it! I'm very glad too. She is good, isn't she? I only wish I could write that well!
There is a clock that never strikes...
There is a cathedral that goes down and a lake that goes up...
There is a little carriage abandoned in the copse...
There is a troupe of little actors in costume...
And when you are hungry or thirsty, there is someone who drives you away.

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Re: OTMA Poetry part 2
« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2010, 10:52:14 PM »
Same here... mine are usually somewhat short to compared to a lot of these long great ones! But you know... it's all good!  :)  :)  :)
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Re: OTMA Poetry part 2
« Reply #17 on: January 30, 2010, 11:08:25 PM »
Indeed, it IS  all good! Loving the poems guys!! More please!

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Re: OTMA Poetry part 2
« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2010, 07:18:36 AM »
About Olga and Tatiana:

Woods of Heaven

-Speak to me, softly, till your words run dry,
-Now not a soul I can’t see, yours has faded, Oh Long ago again! It has faded...
-The wind, it bends and twists, my forgotten, Oh my withering soul!
-And the Lord he has set me free on the streets of Heaven.
-Oh, misery shall not come! No! I shall find you unto the twisting woods of Heaven, where by God’s own hand he shall lead me as I run.



I just saw yours, Tatianochka! I really like it!
RomanovHistoryBuff, I agree with you. Of course, short poems can sometimes be better than long poems because they leave more of an impression. And vice versa.
There is a clock that never strikes...
There is a cathedral that goes down and a lake that goes up...
There is a little carriage abandoned in the copse...
There is a troupe of little actors in costume...
And when you are hungry or thirsty, there is someone who drives you away.

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Re: OTMA Poetry part 2
« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2010, 09:37:22 AM »
About Olga and Tatiana:

Woods of Heaven

-Speak to me, softly, till your words run dry,
-Now not a soul I can’t see, yours has faded, Oh Long ago again! It has faded...
-The wind, it bends and twists, my forgotten, Oh my withering soul!
-And the Lord he has set me free on the streets of Heaven.
-Oh, misery shall not come! No! I shall find you unto the twisting woods of Heaven, where by God’s own hand he shall lead me as I run.



I just saw yours, Tatianochka! I really like it!
RomanovHistoryBuff, I agree with you. Of course, short poems can sometimes be better than long poems because they leave more of an impression. And vice versa.

Thanks! I will do some more...

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Re: OTMA Poetry part 2
« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2010, 01:58:43 PM »
Oh, misery shall not come! No! I shall find you unto the twisting woods of Heaven, where by God’s own hand he shall lead me as I run-

Wonderful!!!

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Re: OTMA Poetry part 2
« Reply #21 on: February 01, 2010, 05:06:09 PM »
Yes please write more, Tatianochka!
I like the language you used in your poem...very elegant.
There is a clock that never strikes...
There is a cathedral that goes down and a lake that goes up...
There is a little carriage abandoned in the copse...
There is a troupe of little actors in costume...
And when you are hungry or thirsty, there is someone who drives you away.

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Re: OTMA Poetry part 2
« Reply #22 on: March 05, 2010, 04:08:15 PM »
This was published in a poetry anthology last year.  It was inspired by the final photograph ever taken of Grand Duchess Olga:

For Olga

She sits in the background of an old photograph
at a wooden table on shipboard
with two vases full of flowers,
her hands resting atop a parcel in her lap,
and a broad-brimmed black hat tied beneath her chin.
She wears a high-necked blouse beneath
a black jacket with white lapels—
court dress and cotillions are no more.
She turns her head slightly
and a single pearl earring comes into view,
the final vestige of the
princesse impériale.
Her high, broad cheekbones stand out
in sharp relief—
always slender, she is thin and fragile as of late,
an old woman of twenty-two years.
Her gaze is unfocused, staring at nothing
in particular,
sadly contemplating, perhaps,
upon her world forever gone,
and that those tired eyes
have seen too much for anyone.

It is not hate that will overcome the evil that is now in the world, but only love.
                  —O.N.
« Last Edit: March 05, 2010, 04:09:57 PM by Dru »

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Re: OTMA Poetry part 2
« Reply #23 on: March 05, 2010, 04:18:37 PM »
Love it! Very sad and reflective. I like how you said "she sits in the background of an old photograph", kind of insisting she herself is still alive in a way.
Please write more! :D Is Olga your favorite?
There is a clock that never strikes...
There is a cathedral that goes down and a lake that goes up...
There is a little carriage abandoned in the copse...
There is a troupe of little actors in costume...
And when you are hungry or thirsty, there is someone who drives you away.

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« Reply #24 on: March 05, 2010, 06:44:28 PM »
Thank you very much, abbigail; I'm sure I will be writing more sooner or later.  And yes, Olga is definitely my favorite!

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« Reply #25 on: March 05, 2010, 09:43:08 PM »
Yay! You're welcome.
Olga is wonderful. I think her moodiness makes her more human and therefore more interesting. Very similar to people of her age in modern times.
There is a clock that never strikes...
There is a cathedral that goes down and a lake that goes up...
There is a little carriage abandoned in the copse...
There is a troupe of little actors in costume...
And when you are hungry or thirsty, there is someone who drives you away.

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Re: OTMA Poetry part 2
« Reply #26 on: March 05, 2010, 10:39:31 PM »
Dru, I love your poem!! Wonderful!
 
.....an old woman of twenty-two years.
Her gaze is unfocused, staring at nothing
in particular,......


She's all used up at 22 because she indeed felt things so deeply and  can see things so clearly .In that photo, on top of everything else,  Olga  has just spent  6 weeks being responsible  to her parents for an ill Alexis. Can you imagine being responsible to Nicholas and Alexandra for an ill  Alexis during a revolution? ? It 's stress levels off the charts . Of course her sisters and the household were caring for him as well. But Olga was the type to take the safe delivery of her brother to her parents as a direct, personal responsibility imo. You pay for that in life force and she has . It's also such a sad photo because it's on a ship and one can't help but think of the Standart where many of Olga happiest moments were spent. How different it is now on the Rus! She sees the future clearly and so indeed seems to be looking at nothing. 

Dru, your poem says so much!

....and that those tired eyes
have seen too much for anyone.


incredibly evocative ...you recreated the photo in words



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  Olga Nikolaevna

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Re: OTMA Poetry part 2
« Reply #27 on: March 06, 2010, 01:58:35 AM »
Its wonderful, really. I had to read it three times and more...and everytime the picture in my mind was getting clearer and clearer
And when he shall die, // Take him and cut him out in little starres, // And he will make the Face of heaven so fine, // That all the world will be in Love with night, // And pay no worship to the Garish Sun.

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Re: OTMA Poetry part 2
« Reply #28 on: March 06, 2010, 11:59:12 AM »
Hi I've written 1 poem about OTMAA I was only 8 when I wrote it so don't say it's bad
              Romanov
They were Lined up against a wall
Five innocent children
Their only fault their name
     Romanov
Four beautiful daughters
One handsome son
All filled with anxiety
Of what would happen next
Was their fault really their name
       Romanov
You'd like to think it was only a dream
But no it was a living nightmare
Five innocent children caught in the hands of fate
When the sun rose it was to late
« Last Edit: March 06, 2010, 12:02:21 PM by Olga-Romanov123 »
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Re: OTMA Poetry part 2
« Reply #29 on: March 06, 2010, 03:19:57 PM »
Wonderful! But very sad. You convey a lot in such clear language! Great job.
There is a clock that never strikes...
There is a cathedral that goes down and a lake that goes up...
There is a little carriage abandoned in the copse...
There is a troupe of little actors in costume...
And when you are hungry or thirsty, there is someone who drives you away.