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    dots Submission Name: The Page of Good Nightsdots
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    Author: isselman2001
    Elite Ratio:    5.38 - 37/47/46
    Words: 112
    Class/Type: Poetry/Nostalgia
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    Description:
       *Translator's note: Moscow.

    ****Based on a poem by legendary Soviet children's writer, S. Marshak. Originally titled "The Page of Good Nights," the poem appears on the the last page of Marshak's book of poety for preschool-aged children, "The Book of Colors".****





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    dotsThe Page of Good Nightsdots
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    Before you lies the good-night page,
    As the Capital's* flooded in night.
    And the trollies and trains are all up in a rage
    All are terminal-bound for the night.

    Working men walk without hesitation.
    Little kids are nowhere to be found.
    And but for all the factories and stations
    And the clocks there's nobody around.

    In rows little streetlights are gleaming
    Descending the hills of the town.
    And the lights in the houses are dimming,
    In the windows the curtains go down.

    Going over the streets all is vacant,
    And the bridges are shadowed in light.
    And the stars in the night's peaceful blanket
    Twinkle steadfastly throughout the night.




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      So gentle and kind. I'd like to sing that verses to make someone I love sleep.

    I love how it feels simple and yet gracious - like a Mozart sonata.
    | Posted on 2010-07-27 00:00:00 | by pierrot | [ Reply to This ]
      Thanks for the comment, istalkmurdoch. I translated the poem from Marshak's original Russian.
    | Posted on 2010-05-31 00:00:00 | by isselman2001 | [ Reply to This ]
      For such a very simple poem I thought that it was really good. I honestly really liked it and I don't have a critique for it. Did you write it, or was it that other person you mentioned? Or was this like your interpretation of another poem?

    Regardless, it was a fun read, and I'm going to add it to my favs. Keep Posting material like this and I'll be there for sure.

    Keep Writing

    istalkmurdoch
    | Posted on 2010-05-31 00:00:00 | by istalkmurdoch | [ Reply to This ]


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