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The Frailty of Everything, by Yulia Klimenova

PoetryPosted by editor Sun, April 21, 2013 12:24:55
Reflection on and reaction to The Frailty of Everything, by Yulia Klimenova.

Yulia Klimenova was born in Russia. She teaches English and runs Creative Writing workshops at Moscow State University. Her poetry has been published in international anthologies and journals, including Inspired, Spring to Life, Down Memory Lane (Forward Poetry), Indigo Rising Magazine, Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual 2013.

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Posted by Maria Bennett Sun, July 07, 2013 12:09:10

Great balance of conflict in the poem with the exposure of the two sides of the girl’s (daughter’s), experience – that of constraint and restriction, followed by her punching the cushions and embracing the pale doll which captures so well her desire to relate to her mum. Beautiful and vivid metaphor of the vase.

Posted by Sue Pace Thu, April 25, 2013 18:06:40

I loved this! Everything from "the blood drained pillow" to the anticpation of the punched cushion - every image/line is paced with contained emotion. Well done!