Author Topic: "Awakened At Midnight" - Poem Dedicated to Aleksei: 15th Anniversary  (Read 2514 times)

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Offline Vive_HIH_Aleksey

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So I've been browsing here and at other places for a while now, and I realize it has been exactly 15 years since I had written and submitted my poem "Awakened At Midnight" to Father Serfes at the Holy Royal Martyrs of Russia website. I thought I would honor the occasion by posting the link to it here.

Keep in mind, I wrote it when I was 16, so the form and wording isn't the greatest; I certainly was no Longfellow. But at the time I wrote from the heart, and I think that counts for something.

http://www.serfes.org/royal/poemalexis.htm
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Re: "Awakened At Midnight" - Poem Dedicated to Aleksei: 15th Anniversary
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2013, 10:46:18 AM »
It very touching. Thanks for posting!

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Re: "Awakened At Midnight" - Poem Dedicated to Aleksei: 15th Anniversary
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2013, 11:27:57 AM »
I think it's a nice poem, Angie.
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Re: "Awakened At Midnight" - Poem Dedicated to Aleksei: 15th Anniversary
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2013, 01:33:36 PM »
Thanks guys!

I have not written poetry in a long time, however I intend to write poems about the Imperial Family in the future. I wrote another poem in 2000, and submitted it to Fr. Serfes as well. At the time, he was so touched he actually asked me if I would write a booklet of poems for the IF... Unfortunately, my muse quickly left me and I was not able to do it. But I hope that I will still do it someday. I intend to write some poems for everyone in the family, not just Aleksei.

Here's my other poem about Aleksei; I wrote it with better form in mind:

http://www.serfes.org/royal/alittlesunshine.htm
Hatred – this is a disgusting feeling. Yes, there is sport gambling, there is a striving to win. But to hate someone – this is awful! I think, that first of all you have to learn to respect your rival. -- Evgeni Plushenko