Liza Sud

A Woman. From Elena Rylova - Poem by Liza Sud

You think that a woman is writing a verse
Above a thick table she's hastily leaning.
But not in the house, in heart humble words,
Even in the kitchen while making a dinner.

Sometimes she is laughing, sometimes she is sad...
and the ringing lines she is threading like gem beads.
Sometimes she's offended, more often forgives,
She bends under burdens, but spirit is high.

Topic(s) of this poem: translation

Poet's Notes about The Poem

It is my translation of a poem from Elena Rylova (contemporary Russian poetess, author of many books) .

Comments about A Woman. From Elena Rylova by Liza Sud

  • (11/28/2016 12:57:00 PM)

    Mixed emotions but the poetry comes out when it must! I like this, Liza. (Report) Reply

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  • Pranab K Chakraborty (11/28/2016 12:43:00 PM)

    Thanks for choosing such a simple writing for translation to expose the reality of creative woman's social position in family life. Good choice indeed. (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/28/2016 12:00:00 PM)

    A marvellous poem on women. Congratulation for this poem for the poem of the day. (Report) Reply

  • Pijush Biswas (11/28/2016 9:26:00 AM)

    A woman not only but every one should have high spirit
    In doing everything there is needed spirit, otherwise the work does not get a proper shape.
    Possibly it gives us energy, persuades us manywhere.If there be either friend or foe i.e love or pain, it sometimes lifts or reclines us.

    Good poem,
    truely inspiring,

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  • Anil Kumar Panda (11/28/2016 8:55:00 AM)

    Always busy doing household chores and thinking good for all family members she still finds out time to pen down her thoughts in verse. Very nice. Enjoyed. (Report) Reply

  • Hans Vr (11/28/2016 7:33:00 AM)

    nice, nice, nice
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  • (11/28/2016 6:06:00 AM)

    A beautiful ode to womanhood. To translate such a poem is an arduous task. And it appears that you've done an excellent job. Bravo! And congrats on Poem Of The Day. (Report) Reply

  • Indira Renganathan (11/28/2016 5:35:00 AM)

    Yes, spirit is high....and that is her confidence too...good poem...congratulations for this poem of the day- 10+++ (Report) Reply

  • Col Muhamad Khalid Khan (11/28/2016 4:44:00 AM)

    A Woman
    Wonderful poem on a woman.Congrats on being selected.member of the day.Liza
    Col Muhammad Khalid Khan
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  • Bharati Nayak (11/28/2016 1:07:00 AM)

    Poetry is the out pour of emotions- joy or sorrow.Even when our hand is doing very mundane job, our heart writes poetry.A beautiful poem , thanks for sharing.Congratulations for Poem of the Day. (Report) Reply

  • Muzahidul Reza (11/28/2016 1:01:00 AM)

    Greatly written in fully wisdom, congrats. and thanks for its being poem of day (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (11/28/2016 12:54:00 AM)

    A Woman
    Sometimes she is laughing! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Kim Barney (11/28/2016 12:40:00 AM)

    Nice. I like it, especially these three lines:
    Sometimes she is laughing, sometimes she is sad...
    Sometimes she’s offended, more often forgives,
    She bends under burdens, but spirit is high.
    Congratulations for having it selected as poem of the day!
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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (11/28/2016 12:39:00 AM)

    An emotional woman.......

    Congrats on being selected......
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  • Noah Buddy (11/17/2015 9:54:00 AM)

    women are poetry in motion

    my wife is the best poet in motion
    in the Universe! All others are a close
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, December 5, 2016

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