OSF. The heart Of Robin Hood

OSF. The heart Of Robin Hood

Golden Gates

Golden Gates

Morning on top of mark

Morning on top of mark

Avenue of the Giants

Avenue of the Giants

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Tulips. Central Asia.

The irrepressible lark fills the warm air with a joyous trill,
the lusty grass gulps the sun in,
red headscarves and silk dresses burn against
the pristine verdant hills.
Tulips bleed onto the road
in bunches, clutched by dirty-faced urchins,
and on the back seats of dust-covered cars, or
woven between the spokes of old jingling bikes
upon which olive-skinned boys
with almond-shaped eyes,
carefree, boisterous
ride past.
By the side of the road
loom
mulberry trees
with the stumps of their chopped-off arms
that haven’t yet shot into the sky
the new arrows of branches and leaves.
The earth is still heavy and moist,
the brooks are still ringing with cold crystal
young girls on the roadside hide timid smiles behind their narrow mahogany palms

5 comments:

Nicholas V. said...

Beautiful images and a spring-like freshness exude from this poem.
I hope you are well and happy!

Svetlana Mamedova said...

Dear Nicholas,
I am so very happy to hear from you! Thank you for your kindness and support!
I do sometimes slip into depression bouts, and so - I just disappear, roll into a little ball, work-eat-sleep...
I think I am better now, it is finally warm here, in Seattle (jackets are still a must), there is sunshine...
Part of it is, probably, nostalgia...

Nicholas V. said...

Hello, Svetlana,
Thank you for the visit and your gracious comments.
I am sorry to hear that you suffer from depressive bouts - it is very debilitating and can interfere with enjoying life...
I have written a review for the film "Australia" and it can be accessed here:

http://nicholasjv.blogspot.com/2009/01/australia-for-australia-day.html

All the best!
Nick

Svetlana Mamedova said...

Thank you, Nicholas - again! I am going to check you comments... Can't wait!

Nicholas V. said...

Happy Birthday, Svetlana!
I hope you've had a wodnerful day and here are my wishes for many happy returns!
All the best from
Nicholas

I love these movies!

  • The Fall, directed by Tarsem
  • Amelie, directed by Jean-Pierre Jennet
  • Lord of the Rings, directed by Peter Jackson
  • Moulan Rouge, directed by Baz Luhrman
  • Moonsoon Wedding, directed by Mira Nair
  • Australia, directed by Baz Luhrman
  • Despereately seeking Susan, directed by Susan Seidelman
  • Miss Pettigrew lives for a day, directed by Bharat Nalluri

Favorite books and authors

  • Boris Vassiliev, historical novels
  • C.Cherryh, Morgaine Sagas
  • Ch.Dickens, The Bleak House
  • George Martin, The Chronicles of Ice and Fire
  • Gregory Frost, Shadow Bridge novels
  • Heinrich Mann, Henry the IV
  • J.R.R.Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings
  • Jane Austin, Pride and Prejudice, Persuasion, Emma
  • Robert Jordan, The Wheel of Time
  • Sir Thomas Mallory, Le Mort D'Artur
  • Ted Williams, Green Angel Tower
  • Terry Goodkind, Magician's First Rule and the following books in this saga
  • Thomas Mann, Joseph and his Brothers