A poem

The tree of many
paper kusudama
duo hearts
rose peach
each one
gently flying
one by one
in the air
departing to
a place
our path may cross
slow revealing
a silhouette
within a
sky tambour
framed
left to us
each year
to view
the cartography
of life
inscribed with
linked chains
and pendant burls
like those we find
on
our palms.

Autumn

Sophya Polevaya 2021

A Mobile

I.
Scrolling down
slacked and rasping
tremolandi
falling
from the golden
spiral
baroque
and carved
a motionless
profile eye.

II.
Blazing
fuoco
it’s here
awake
the storm
of flying
tail pieces
battuto
and butterflied
seraphic moths
once from a box
soaring to
dreams astral
leaving a single
overtone ring.

III.
A player
of no words
solo
and
stringed
strumming
the midnight blues
to a slow swing
for her
his cherished star
Viola.

IV.
Their whispers
col legno glissandi
twinned
and staggered breaths
a series of
crescendo waves
rise and fall
cicadas
in heterophony
looped and knotted
forming the cosmic river
of day and night.

V.
In a place
close to me
is a memory of you
a silhouette gnossienne
centred in soft light
encased
in an elegant
metal cage
like the rabbit in
the moon.

Nocturnes

Sophya Polevaya 2021

A poem

Life, breath
paired with
mind
and soul.

Their equilibrium
and force
tested on a
numinous fulcrum:
the coiled tail of scorpion astral
our galaxy’s paladin.

On the tip
a
helix pendant
crystalline
the lavaliere of
the Seven Sisters
alight
sensitive to
variations in
vibration
and geometry.

The internal
music of
the cosmos.

Octave

Sophya Polevaya 2021

Three poems

by Sophya Polevaya

Medusa

A living coronet
nyctinastic
conjured from
feminal beauty and rage
once an inviting
black iris
before the storm
now wide awake
dilated
on the
qui vive.

Balayage barley curls
of grace
now
repoussé serpentine ropes
a hexad of strength
coiling, twisting, unfurling
in polyphony
this breathing
armour
akin to the Gordian…

A quartet

Happy Yellow

Filled
endlessly
by the
unknown.
A soul cup
forged from
blessings
forte
gently brushed
with gold lustre
by a passing
angel wing
the elixir waterfall
streaming over
pure joy
sparkling
given to
you with
a cheers.

These Pink Butterflies

A flurry
en masse
flying high
cherry blossom
petals
in the tornado eye…

Valentine Poems

by Sophya Polevaya

The Hourglass

The confetti rain
keeps falling,
falling,
falling

one ink dot at a time.

I think of you
remembering
not your words
instead
I see it
that small memory
we shared
reappearing before me
from nothing
each day
since we parted
a hallucinatory film.

The…

Poems inspired by the keyboard

by Sophya Polevaya

Nostalgie

Striking toy hammers
on metal grass blades
in trios
to ‘Moonlight’
tornado storms
and to ‘Reverie’
spiral waves
an orchestra of the elements
in bleeding
rainbow reverb
up close.

Two initials
F and C
a grapheme from
wings
of keys, clefs and
medians entwined
to make one
beating heart
felt
in…

A Trio of Poems with Music

by Sophya Polevaya

Sentiments of the heart expressed through flower arranging and cards.

Petal Sortilege

A honeycomb circle of
joy
encased in
an ivory crown of
‘truth’.
This common wildflower
of the garden
a Marguerite.

“Are we true blues?”
The amoureuse
consults this mystique
nature’s…

A Poem

by Sophya Polevaya

A canvas of objects de virtu:

A poised apple with a golden band.
Its leather skin carved with
encaustic archipelagos
and russet-coloured
analemma.

A paper-mâché volto
of
Thalia and Melpomene
or…is it simply a toy?

A thalassic locket,
with pearlescent filigree of a turritella.
The…

Poetry and Music

by Sophya Polevaya

The Lepidopterus
soaring free
its pennons
unconcealed.

The Lepidoptera
a
papillon nocturne
its twilight mirror,
a sibylline.

For the pair’s glowing pirouettes
form a figure of eight,
connected by
the double knotted ribbon
of dark and light.

The two heartbeats twained
dancing around the naked light,
all
aflutter.
One step…

WRITE ∞ PLAY

A collectanea of music, thoughts and poems by composer and instrumentalist Sophya Polevaya. Explore more on Sophya ‘s website: www.sophyapolevaya.co.uk

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