Sarah
A room for readers...\_|_/ I've been thinking that...would be great if we could discuss some books or stories. First of all, it is a good practice and ...maybe interesting :)
For the beginning, I had to choose something very popular, that everyone knows. And ask a questions to discuss the author, a style of writing and other.

"A sail" M. Lermontov 
<pre style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(0, 51, 153);">A lonely sail is flashing white. Белеет парус одинокий
</pre><pre style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(0, 51, 153);">Amdist the blue mist of the sea!... В тумане моря голубом!..</pre><pre style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(0, 51, 153);">What does it seek in foreign lands? Что ищет он в стране далёкой?</pre><pre style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(0, 51, 153);">What did it leave behind at home?.. Что кинул он в краю родном?...</pre><pre style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(0, 51, 153);">Waves heave, wind whistles, Играют волны - ветер свищет,</pre><pre style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(0, 51, 153);">The mast, it bends and creaks... И мачта гнётся и скрыпит...</pre><pre style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(0, 51, 153);">Alas, it seeks not happiness. Увы! Он счастия не ищет</pre><pre style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(0, 51, 153);">Nor happiness does it escape! И не от счастия бежит!</pre><pre style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(0, 51, 153);">Below, a current azure bright, Под ним струя светлей лазури,</pre><pre style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(0, 51, 153);">Above, a golden ray of sun... Над ним луч солнца золотой...</pre><pre style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(0, 51, 153);">Rebellious, it seeks out a storm. А он мятежный ищет бури,</pre><pre style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(0, 51, 153);">As if in storms it could find peace! Как будто в бурях есть покой!</pre><pre style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(0, 51, 153);">
</pre><pre style="font-size: 12px; color: rgb(0, 51, 153);">Which hitorical events the author described here? What a poetic figurs the author uses to describe "a character"? What an image or a painting comes to your mind when you read this poem? What colours did the author use to describe his idea? What is your opinion on the poem?</pre>
Apr 26, 2018 11:41 AM
Comments · 2

In fact I’m entirely influenced by the poem. The poetic usage of colors imagine a colorful drawing in man’s mind. Azul bright, Golden ray, Flashing white, Blue mist not only can be consider as a palette’s colors but also it seems to be so integrated relaxing colors are selected smartly by the poet. On the other hand using of some illusionary elements like Heaving waves, Whistle of wind and the Mast when it bends and creaks can drop the man into often gloomy imagination. Gloomy because it can remind us shortness and transient of our life. “it seeks not happiness, nor happiness does it escape” strongly remind me lost meaning of life ,exhausted of any real happiness, and maybe absurdity of that and undoubtedly memorialized me The Myth of Sisyphus, Albert Camus. And finally the storm that poet has referred can be another suitable word for our life that is full of storms and as poet said I’m not sure will find peace thorough of that (Maybe after it when be finished and to be honest there is no any sign) <o:p></o:p>

April 26, 2018
I really like this small poem. So beautiful the author compares a big waves that soon will distroy the sail, and the difficulties of life that are too many sometimes. And...sometimes it seems that problems came from nowhere and after little while go to nowhere also...just like storm on the sea
April 26, 2018
Sarah
Language Skills
Bulgarian, English, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Russian
Learning Language
Norwegian