Writingpoetry

[ Join Free! ]
(No Spam mail)

dotsdots
nav
  • RolePlay
  • Join Us
  • Writings
  • Shoutbox
  • Community
  • Digg Mashup
  • Mp3 Search
  • Online Education
  • My Youtube
  • Ear Training
  • Funny Pics
  • nav



    nav
  • Role Play
  • Piano Music
  • Free Videos
  • Web 2.0
  • nav



    << | >>
    poetry


    dots Submission Name: The Page of Good Nightsdots
    --------------------------------------------------------





    Author: isselman2001
    Elite Ratio:    5.38 - 37/47/46
    Words: 112
    Class/Type: Poetry/Nostalgia
    Total Views: 691
    Average Vote:    No vote yet.
    Bytes: 777



    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".****





    Make the font bigger!! Double Spacing Back to recent posts.

    dotsThe Page of Good Nightsdots
    -------------------------------------------


    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.




    Submitted on 2010-05-31 13:13:06     Terms of Service / Copyright Rules
    Submissions: [ Previous ] [ Next ]

    Rate This Submission

    1: >_<
    2: I dunno...
    3: meh!
    4: Pretty cool
    5: Wow!




    ||| Comments |||
      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 ]


    Think Feedback more than Compliments :: [ Guidelines ]

    1. Be honest.
    2. Try not to give only compliments.
    3. How did it make you feel?
    4. Why did it make you feel that way?
    5. Which parts?
    6. What distracted from the piece?
    7. What was unclear?
    8. What does it remind you of?
    9. How could it be improved?
    10. What would you have done differently?
    11. What was your interpretation of it?
    12. Does it feel original?



    185405

    Be kind, take a few minutes to review the hard work of others <3
    It means a lot to them, as it does to you.

    Sunset written by rev.jpfadeproof
    Incubus written by monad
    new moon written by CrypticBard
    In the Mouth of Elysium written by HisNameIsNoMore
    Linger written by saartha
    Pressure written by hybridsongwrite
    The Promise written by annie0888
    Hollow Points written by RequiemOfDreams
    Summer Nights written by ollie_wicked
    Pain, an elixir. written by Ramneet
    Bond written by saartha
    A Sonnet for Nina written by SavedDragon
    Date night written by expiring_touch
    You Make Me speechless written by elephantasia
    Treasure Chest written by PieceOfCake
    Cage written by distortedcloud
    May 31 2018 written by Chelebel
    Our Cinder Crisis written by SavedDragon
    I will call out your name written by RisingSon
    Unfortunate Reality written by TeslaKoyal
    In My Head written by faideddarkness
    untitled written by Chelebel
    It's been a while written by Sharati_hottie
    Life changes in a moment written by Ramneet
    Be Free written by hybridsongwrite
    Trails written by Daniel Barlow
    To written by SavedDragon
    The Song on Your Guitar written by SavedDragon
    cleverly shunned written by CrypticBard
    Fathoms of the Lullaby Sea written by HisNameIsNoMore

    Google
     


    poetry

    dotsLogindots

    User Name:

    Password:

    [ Quick Signup ]
    [ Lost Password ]


    January 10 07
    131,497 Poems
    Posted

    I have 14,000+ Subscribers on Youtube. See my Video Tutorials

    [ Angst Poetry ]
    [ Cutters ]
    [ Famous Poetry ]
    [ Poetry Scams ]



    FontSize:
    [ Smaller ] [ Bigger ]
     Poetry