Regina Derieva

(1949 - 2013 / Odessa, Ukraine)

On The Sea-Shore, Smell Of Iodine - Poem by Regina Derieva

On the sea-shore, smell of iodine,
and square as in Sicily, and dancing.

An intellectual that came from the common people,
preparing himself to be Rosencrantz.
He decides to serve Claudius and therefore
spy on Prince Hamlet from the fountain.

All over the world — the prison. At the world's
end a certain John plays the piano.

Already darkness, and the end is in sight :
Ophelia crying in an empty hut.
And Hamlet walks to and fro with white headband,
in order to be recognized by the Ghost in the gloom.


Comments about On The Sea-Shore, Smell Of Iodine by Regina Derieva

  • (11/5/2016 11:51:00 PM)


    Characters in classics reincarnated in modern poetry in a wonderful manner. Congrats on the modern POD. (Report) Reply

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  • Pranab K Chakraborty (11/5/2016 1:21:00 PM)


    All over the world — the prison.
    The poet had realized at least a simple truth escaping from the trance of Shakespearean drama.
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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (11/5/2016 1:02:00 PM)

    AWESOME
    Superb poem, I like the theme but I am not sure about the smell of Iodine....10+++ (Report) Reply

  • Loppo Louie (11/5/2016 8:35:00 AM)

    On The Sea-Shore
    Very good poem. A story in itself. (Report) Reply

  • Indira Renganathan (11/5/2016 3:07:00 AM)


    Nice poem portraying Shakespeare's characters in your words...Hamlet is ever Hamlet- 10 (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (11/5/2016 2:57:00 AM)

    Sea-shore
    Adventure. Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Dutendra Chamling (6/28/2016 4:16:00 AM)


    Regina Derieva! Wonderful poem. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, June 20, 2016



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