Language and Silence: selected poems of Svetlana Marisova
Author: Svetlana Marisova
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Print Length: 236 pages
Publisher: Karakia Press (February 17, 2014)
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Below is excerpted from Svetlana Marisova's Amazon's webpage :
Language and Silence collects her haiku and organises them in chronological order of composition as her life found its expression within the concision and suggestion that can be achieved in this verse form.
About the Author
Svetlana Marisova (March 17, 1990 - September 7, 2011) was born the only child of a family who knew social and religious persecution in post-Soviet Russia. The family moved to New Zealand in 2004. In her later teens she responded to a perceived call to the cloistered life of contemplative prayer. A diagnosis of terminal brain cancer in late 2009 curtailed the way she was able to live out this vocation. Over the remaining two years of her life she wrapped her past and present in even greater cloistered mystery while she tried to come to terms with her future. Fascinated by language as much as she was by the interior silence of contemplation, she gravitated to the combination of both that she could find in writing haiku. In a similar paradoxical manner she hid herself from the world while she reached out to it through the anonymity of human interaction via the social networking complexities of the internet. In cyber-companionship with Ted van Zutphen she worked out her identity as girl/woman, nun/social butterfly, contemplative/wordsmith as together they wrote and studied haiku via digital communications. Her work has appeared in a number of online and print journals, anthologies and books.
Marisova's Haiku Selected by Robert D. Wilson
the final word?
over the altar . . .
the light passing
spring wave . . .
let me not struggle
as you lift me