02 December 2010

Bright is the night


Bright is the night
The moon by sea
Carnations, desserts and abandoned daughters
like dolls at birthday parties
Even in war there is always a celebration -
a chance to eat cake, slam doors
and uninvite friends

In a forest

in silence
teeth shine like stars
in the head of a soldier


 
v.k 2010

4 comments:

Daigu said...

In a forest

in silence
teeth shine like stars
in the head of a soldier

That's a pretty menacing image. I like how you've accentuated the silence with a pause.

slam doors / and uninvite friends,
is very funny.

Varia Karipoff said...

The differences between family squabbles and all out war. One is intimate and loud for me and the other is unknown and silent. Really love getting your feedback Daigu :)

Daigu said...

Really love your writing, Varia :)
And as far as fighting goes, we're staunch Lutherans, and don't fight at all. It's very awkward.

Varia Karipoff said...

Orthodox religious philosophy is Platonic in nature. Core beliefs aside, the attitude is similar to Zen Buddhism. However as a race, Slavs are quite the opposite, we rarely shy away from arguments and confrontations. Hence why Dostoyevsky wrote such brilliant pieces about the human condition. We've got a big mountain to climb in this lifetime.