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In memory of B. Pasternak

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Master
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0 posted 01-22-2000 12:31 AM       View Profile for Master   Email Master   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Master's Home Page   View IP for Master

As though a loverís apparition,
A tempting draft blew on the flame.
And versesí constant repetition
Resounded the authorís name.
The author sat in full confusion,
Which came in honor of his craft.
As though, aghast by an illusion,
The flame was shaken by a draft.

As though a prophet in a crowd,
The candle flame attracted moths.
The verses, that he read aloud,
In molten wax froze on his clothes.
He sat in silence-- eyes unfocused,
They seemed to wander with no aim..
As though converging on a locus,
The moths were soaring to the flame.

As though a dream that would not cease,
A candle burned throughout the night.
He waited calmly, still not pleased
With what appeared before his sight..
He grew his words with a resistance
Against events that had occurred.
As though eternal in existence
A candle burned, a candle burned.

© Copyright 2000 Andrey Kneller - All Rights Reserved
poetry_kills
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1 posted 01-22-2000 12:52 AM       View Profile for poetry_kills   Email poetry_kills   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit poetry_kills's Home Page   View IP for poetry_kills

master: i love it... i honestly do... i'm afraid i dont know who B. Pasternak is... i may be showing my ignorance, or it may just be that it is a personal friend of yours that i couldn't possibly have known... but anyone would be honored to have such a intriguing and well-crafted poem written about them... the idea behind the entire thing is very interesting also and i LOVE the last line in particular... it seems to tie the whole thing up beautifully...

sincerely,
jerome the boy with no brain

 A savage place! as holy and enchanted
As e'er beneath a waning moon was haunted
By woman wailing for her demon-lover!
~Coleridge
tori
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2 posted 01-22-2000 01:21 AM       View Profile for tori   Email tori   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tori's Home Page   View IP for tori

Master this was quite an intriguing piece I enjoyed the read... very much..
~~~~~~~~~~
If with pen in hand I've made you think
I've not wasted one drop of ink
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3 posted 01-22-2000 08:51 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Master-

A masterfully executed tribute to that
wonderful Russian poet for sure.

I really enjoyed watching the flickering
of the flame through this piece.
His candle burns brightly here some forty
years after his death.  

Thank you for this tender reminder of
the man who lit a candle for many through
his works.
~*Marge*~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
noles1@totcon.com

hoot_owl_rn
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4 posted 01-22-2000 09:17 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Excellent poem Master, bows in respect. Well done  
Denise
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5 posted 01-22-2000 01:43 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

I always enjoy reading what you write...perhaps you'll be the next Pasternak!!  

Denise
Master
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6 posted 01-22-2000 02:24 PM       View Profile for Master   Email Master   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Master's Home Page   View IP for Master

I dare not dream of it, Denise. But thank you all and I'm glad that so many people know who Pasternak is. Thank you!
 
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