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“My Silver Star” is published in ‘Writing in a Woman’s Voice’ (US)

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Thursday, 14 February 2019

Happy Valentine’s Day from Writing In A Woman’s Voice with “My Silver Star” by Marina Kazakova.

The poem “My Silver Star” is published in “Writing In A Woman’s Voice”, edited by Beate Sigriddaughter, showcasing women’s writing.

Beate Sigriddaughter has been the poet laureate of Silver City, New Mexico, since 2017. She publishes a blog called Writing In A Woman’s Voice, where she features other women’s poetry. For her own poems, she has been nominated multiple times for a Pushcart Prize.

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I see you from afar,

a silver star,

a figure in a scarf,

serious and nonchalant!

I am flying up the stairs,

passing through cars and stares,

landing into your arms –

wild and stunned.

I imagine all of your gestures

and how you’ll be saying

words and expressions,

and how all the people around you

will dare to be themselves.

And then I think

how serenely you’ll be walking

towards the park,

where we hire a blue boat,

how patient you are

preparing to embark,

how perfectly reasonable you are,

and yet how your being calm

is always unexpected to me.

By mid-lake we become remote,

we see noone,

we are as detached as a Tolstoy’s novel

or the Hermitage.

By the end of my dream,

I think we shall have to spend one autumn

in Siberia some day:

yards and yards of fresh snowflakes,

of snowlace,

of snowsilk,

and  all seems to be washed and ironed

under the Siberian silver stars.

I see you from afar,

my silver star…