JUGGLER

Жонглер

A Bilingual English-Russian

Edition of Poems

                        

                 Painting by Sergei Chepik, Young Acrobat with a Hoop.

                                   (1999, mixed media on canvas, 32x32 inches)

                                              Reproduced with Permission.

 

 

JUGGLER

Жонглер

 Poems / Стихи 

A Bilingual

Edition

by

Dr. Rosina Neginsky

Rosina

NEGINSKY

(University of Illinois

 at Springfield, USA)

2009

  ISBN: 1-931948-77-1

Аmore

A Dream

Сон

Love

Любовь

Unloved

Нелюбовь

Vessel

Пустой сосуд заполнился любовью

Voice

Голос

I sit in the armchair

Я сижу в мягком кресле

She came close to him

Только во сне

Mexico

Мексика

Dark Night

Темная ночь

Grey road

Серая дорога

Lovers

Любовники

He and She

Он и она

Liubov'

Любовь

Two Knights

Два всадника

Birth

Рождение

Birth

Рождение

Fire

Огонь

Absent Creativity

Без творчества

Silence

Молчание

Red Cliffs

Красные скалы

Music

Живая душа

Ghosts are her friends

Призраки – ее друзья

My Double

Мой двойник

A Poet and a Crowd

Поэт и толпа

Variations on the theme of  The Island at War

Вариации на тему The Island at War

Creativity

Творчество

Morning Dew

Свежесть утренней зари

 

 

Yearning

Тоска

Mrs Dalloway

Naked Heart

Оголенное сердце

Without Curiosity

Без любопытства

Fortress

Разговор с душой

Yearning

Тоска

 

 

 

 

 

 

Juggler

Жонглер

Juggler

Жонглер

Golem

Голем

Holbein's Christ

Хольбеиновский Христос

Monk

Монах

Priest

Священник

The Scream

Крик

Salome

Саломея

Beata Beatrix

 

Encounters

Встречи

Borges

Боргез

A Woman

Женщина

A Little Girl

Девочка

Wide Smile

Широкая улыбка

A Lady from Kentucky

Дама из Кентуки

Hate

Ненависть

Devil

Дьявол

Ennemies

Враги

Morpheus

Морфей

Pain

Боль

The Crowd

Толпа

Insomnia

Бессоница

Walks Through Rome

Прогулки по Риму

Rome

Рим

Beautiful City

Прекрасный город

Illness

Болезнь

Flowers

Цветы

 

Mermaid

Русалка

Mermaid

Русалка

Grey Rock

Я на серой скале стою

Prayer

Молитва

Fall Day

Осенний день

Hibiscus

Sensations

Ощущение

Life casts me

Из Африки на Аляску

Carousel

Карусель

Red Lava

Красная лава

Clock

Тик, так

Rubber Balloon

Резиновый шар

Invitation

Приглашение

Separation

Расставание

She

Она

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ballads

Баллады

Ballad

Баллада

In the Paradise of the Garden of Love

В Райском саду любви

A Fairy Tale

Сказка

Buried a Fried

Подруга

Monica and Musician

Моника и музыкант

A Rose and a Nightingale

Роза и Соловей

 

"Dr. Neginsky reminds readers that we are also artists, for her works summon our responsibility." 

"/Under the Light of the Moon/ (2002) reads, plausibly, as a spiritual autobiography. This volume redirects its lyric mirrors upon us. That is, though self-reflecting— 
 
  I look into my poem, 
  And it, my line, my double 
  Comes out. 
  Refined, handsome, with a soul made of amber. 
  A nugget of silver. 
 
—the works consistently—most consciously in the ekphrastic pieces triggered from unique reactions to de Stael, Munch, Holbein—dramatize any one’s perception: “I believe it is up to the reader to have his/her own emotions and associations. My interpretation is not that important. I am simply sharing it with you.”[10] She might have qualified this comment—but ‘tis the critic’s task to refine; the artist has done quite enough. One might recast her words to focus on the nature of her importance, which entails Modeling reaction for the auditor, who brings “his/her own emotions and associations” to bear upon the canvas. 
 
But what all mean we by “own”? “We stand before a beautiful painting,” Eliot writes, 
 
and if we are sufficiently carried away, our feeling is a whole 
which is not, in a sense, our feeling, since the painting, which is 
an object independent of us, is quite as truly a constituent as our 
consciousness or our soul.[11] 
 
“Everyone talks about the painting ‘Scream’”; as “In the room the women come and go Talking of Michelangelo.”[12] Yet what transpires in genuine perception? when the act compasses being confronted by the art-object, denn sa ist keine Stelle, die dicht nicht sieht: Du muft dein Leben andern (for there is not the least Of parts but sees you. You must change your life.)[13] The piece invokes, “devours, seduces, smothers” the viewer, in no state, then, to merely “talk about” it. 
  And now I hear, 
  And now I see 
  “Scream.” 
  Scream! 
 
That most paradoxically abstract substance in contemporary poetry, technique, manifests as the measure of the artist’s sincerity.[14] Dr. Neginsky reminds readers that we are also artists, for her works summon our responsibility." 
 
                                                                                                                                                                              
Ethan Lewis,

                                                                                                                                                                   Professor of English, 
                                                                                                                                                                    University of Illinois 

Vasilii Myazin, Jester

(Acrylic on canvas. 32 x 25 ½ inches)

Reproduced with Permission.

 

     Rosina Neginsky received her Master degree from the University of Paris III (Sorbonne Nouvelle) and her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is an Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Springfield.

 

 

 

     Rosina Neginsky is the author of the book, Zinaida Vengerova: In Search of Beauty. A Literary Ambassador between East and West; of numerous articles on Russian and European poets and writers; and of two books of poetry.

                                                                                                                                         

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