****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".****
The Page of Good Nights -------------------------------------------
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.
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.