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[Poetry Friday] 17/100 in Vera Pavlova’s “If There Is Something To Desire”

Vera Pavlova is the author of 14 poetry anthologies, four opera librettos, and numerous essays on musicology.

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Happy Spring! I am delighted to join Poetry Friday this week despite the allergies! I went to see the ENT doctor last week and he recommended allergy testing before we figure out a treatment plan. However, in order to get accurate results, he told me that I had to stop taking antihistamines for three weeks. I am currently on Nasacort, which has been quite helpful. We’ll see. Allergy attacks always leave me feeling exhausted, so this is going to be short and sweet.

My featured poet today is Vera Pavlova. According to her bio, she is the author of 14 poetry anthologies, four opera librettos, and numerous essays on musicology. Her work has been translated into 18 languages and she is considered to be one of the best-selling poets in Russia. Below is a poem taken from her poetry collection entitled If There Is Something To Desire.

Poetry Friday round-up is hosted by Laura at Writing the World for Kids!
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Why is the word yes so brief?
It should be
the longest,
the hardest,
so that you could not decide in an instant to say it,
so that upon reflection you could stop
in the middle of saying it.


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6 comments on “[Poetry Friday] 17/100 in Vera Pavlova’s “If There Is Something To Desire”

  1. Aww, feel better, beautiful!

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  2. lindabaie

    Hi Fats, my son & daughter-in-law fight those allergies, too. Wishing you some relief, soon! Your words seem a good reply to the poem, both interesting to think about.

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  3. Good luck on the allergies! My sister just went through a couple rounds of testing and is going to start taking drops under her tongue–a new-to-me alternative to the shots.

    Did Vera also write the Yes poem? I love that!

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  4. The poems you shared are beautiful. I hope you feel better soon. Allergies can be a very miserable thing.

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  5. Kay Mcgriff

    Such a thought-provoking poem.
    I hope you feel much better soon.

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  6. I find hot compresses help with my allergies. No medicine, just steam. Love the poetry, very philosophical.

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