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Larisa Rzhepishevska

Updated: Tue, 4 Jun 2024 03:48 am

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My first poem in English was a translation of my own poem from Russian. Then I began translating Russian romances into English. I used to study in a vocal studio and took part in many concerts. Russian romances were the largest part of my repertoire. I was eager to know how they would sound in English and was happy to get my friends comments telling me that they were beautiful. That was the start. I’ve been writing poetry for about four years. Today I have more than 400 of them. I am so much thankful to my friends, poets from English speaking countries. They say: You become better and better. It certainly flatters and inspires me not only to write more but really to write better. Thanks to everyone who encouraged me to write more and better. I am so much grateful to all those who showed me the way to the beauty of a real poetry. They are: Dave Dunn (Rhumour) from the United Kingdom, who has published the collection of his best poems “Rhumour Has It”, Rowan Blair Colver, an artist, a song writer, a poet. He has already published 6 books of his poetry. Carol Rader is from the United States of America. She is so beautiful, her poetry is so nice and wise. And… I am so proud to be their friend. You can also have a look at my site


MY WISHES I want to live, I want to love, I want to value someone, I want to be just brave enough to tell how much I love you. I want to value all my friends, to give them love and joy, I want to visit merry lands where no one is annoyed. I want to live, I want to fly, in all to be the best, and may be one day go as high as to the alluring Everest. I want to have a magic wish and always to be young, I want to catch a goldfish and learn her mother-tongue. I want to ask it for the wings and never let me cry, and to avoid all crappy things, to love until I die. I want to know victories, don't want to know troubles, don't want to know miseries, to live with no doubles. I want to live and be myself, to learn another culture, to meet one day with kind elf and sing the songs of nature. Those are my wishes told above but the main one is certainly love. I'll try to manage with them all with the God's help and his control. SUMMER, AUTUMN, WINTER, SPRING I like the warmth of rains in summer time. It's so nice and pleasant in any clime. I like the golden autumn when it dances blues, When I let my imagination loose. I like the whiteness of the snow when winter comes I don't feel any cold when I am in your arms. But when the blossom of the spring comes I'll overcome the oceans, mountains and seas And on the wings of love I'll fly to you For only one reason - to tell you: I LOVE YOU! OUR LIFE Our life is not always easy Sometimes it rains hard But with every coming year You become wiser and smart. You value your past, You take care of present. The time goes fast Some things you still haven't. With the coming years You start to compare And it finally appears Not everything was fair. When you were younger The sun was warmer, The stars were brighter, The road seemed longer. But you know exactly After winter comes spring, You'll have new feelings, You'll have new wings.

All poems are copyright of the originating author. Permission must be obtained before using or performing others' poems.

Audio entries by Larisa Rzhepishevska

HAPPINESS OF A MAN (24/08/2011)

But Anyway I Still Love You (02/09/2010)

Please, stay with me! (Russian romance) (14/07/2010)

My life experience (11/07/2010)

What is love? (01/06/2010)

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Martin Peacock

Mon 3rd Jun 2024 06:23

I really like My Life, Larisa. You make it look easy (writing, i mean.)

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keith jeffries

Wed 15th May 2024 00:15

Larisa, thank you for reading several of my more recent poems and expressing your 'likes'. It is very kind of you.

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Manish Singh Rajput

Fri 10th May 2024 16:46

Thank you for taking the time to read and like my poems, it truly means a lot to me. I really liked 'There is Nothing Without Love' and I can't wait to read more. I see that you've been a part of WOL for a really long time, I'll try and catch up on your previous posts now. Have a great day! Cheers!😊

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leon stolgard

Sat 9th Mar 2024 16:48

Larisa your profile page is still active


Thu 20th Sep 2018 17:31

with your last name
you have used up
all the letters in the alphabet
not fair
now how will I write a poem?

<Deleted User> (6895)

Mon 14th Apr 2014 22:50

Hi Larisa.Thank you very much for your concerns.Yes we are very much aware of the troubles in Ukraine and rest assured you were the lady we thought of from the very beginning of that terrible situation.We were hoping that you were safe and keeping out of harms way.Thank God that you are ok.You have our pity for what is happening out there.We send you and your country our love and hope the problems get resolved soon.Take care Larisa-your friends Patricia and Stefan.xx

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M.C. Newberry

Mon 14th Oct 2013 17:09

Hello Larisa - keep writing and bringing lustre to
the jewel that is your beloved city.

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Wed 14th Aug 2013 13:08

Hi Larisa, thanks for the comment on my profile. I am attempting to de-cypher its mysteries. T

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Steve Higgins

Sat 29th Jun 2013 15:59

Tried to do an audio version of Richard Burton Larisa: Its nothing great -I blame the microphone! Best wishes, Steve

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Steve Higgins

Sat 22nd Jun 2013 21:09

My nickname at my last job used to be 'terry Christian' you can imagine why, but I'll see if I can dig out a microphone and have a go!
(-Posted this on my own page like the low tech person I am!) Thanks for taking a look at Richard Burton. best wishes, Steve

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Dave D Poet Rhumour

Wed 12th Jun 2013 19:09

Thank you so much for our conversation earlier my friend. :) Best wishes as ever, Dave

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Shirley Smothers

Fri 19th Apr 2013 17:59

Hi Larisa,
Thank you so much for the comment on my poem "I'm Not Perfect". I wrote this poem because I'm not perfect and I don't want to be. The many mistakes I've made have made me stronger.


<Deleted User> (6895)

Tue 19th Jun 2012 20:00

Hi gorgeous!
just popped on to say


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Phillip Kelly

Mon 23rd Apr 2012 21:40

hi , i love your poem MY WISHES, it is very much my style, the short stanzas and monosyllabic lexis creates a snappy and straight to the point poem. the paralinguistic form places good emphasis on the differences of WANTS, WISHES and NEEDS, and many of my poems also use this paralinguistic style.

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John Coopey

Thu 5th Apr 2012 23:41

Glad you enjoyed "A Trip to the Chemist", Larisa. I wasn't sure that some of the references would be easily understood by you. I hope so.
I enjoyed your joke!

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M.C. Newberry

Fri 30th Mar 2012 22:12

Hello Larisa - I visited your website and found it creative and colourful! And what a fine looking city Odessa is...the photographs show it to be a grand mixture of the past and present, with some beautiful buildings and in a perfect position by the sea. Its "Steps" are familiar to film audiences everywhere. You are indeed fortunate to be a daughter of such a fair (as in "lovely") and famous city.

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Tue 27th Mar 2012 23:22

Thank you for you comment on Canvas Larisa.

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M.C. Newberry

Tue 27th Mar 2012 15:35

Hello Larisa - what argument? :-))
Here's something I remember from a wise friend of many years ago:
Argument is the food of vanity
Discussion is the food of knowledge.
As I recall - we were discussing something.
I don't think I've met any real argument on WOL...that's why I enjoy it so much.
Best wishes.

<Deleted User> (10123)

Tue 27th Mar 2012 00:48

Hi Larisa,
I was in error, Poetry should be read slowly so it is digested properly. I failed the first commandment. Naughty Nick. Bit too busy writing plays at the moment so I let things slip a bit, sorry! Keep going with your good writing, Regards, Nick,

<Deleted User> (10123)

Mon 19th Mar 2012 20:44

Hi Larisa, 'Life in Couplets' is indeed a joke and the picture intended to catch the eye. A revised version is up now if you would like to go back and suffer it again. Ta much for commenting, Nick.

<Deleted User> (10123)

Sun 18th Mar 2012 11:56

Hi Larisa, where have you gone? We miss your wit and wisdom from the beautiful city of Odessa. Send us a sign!!
Hopefully, Nick.

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Larisa Rzhepishevska

Mon 12th Mar 2012 16:29

Thank you, dear Lynn. I am waiting. I don't understand him at all.

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Lynn Dye

Mon 12th Mar 2012 16:26

Ah! I see there is no need now, and you have tagged it successfully already. xx

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Lynn Dye

Mon 12th Mar 2012 16:23

Hello Larisa,
MC is honestly trying to help you, and of course you are not a fool, no one would ever think that.
I shall try and think of a better way of explaining what he means and send it in a short while. xx

<Deleted User> (10123)

Sun 11th Mar 2012 14:14

Hi Larisa,
Just been on your website for a taste. There are loads left for me to nibble.

(Humourous Poems)I AM LAURA'S STOMACK.

Appealing dietry monologue from the inside-out. At last, acceptance!

Really enjoyable,
Ta Much,

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Dave D Poet Rhumour

Thu 23rd Feb 2012 01:40

My dearest Larisa, thank you so much for your extremely kind comments on 'Good Dreams, Bad Dreams' - I really was not expecting such a strong reaction to this poem, which makes it all the more pleasing! Best wishes, Dave. xx

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Wed 15th Feb 2012 15:39

Bless you, Larisa. I'm glad the poem spoke to you. I knew it was possible that no one would even bother to read it, since I'm getting a bit of a reputation for 'complexity' sometimes. And I don't do it on purpose. I think that Simplicity and Complexity are two hands in the same mitten. Speaking of 'winter' - I miss the magical snowfalls of my Canadian girlhood. There is nothing to compare to them. And, as you probably noticed, I am a former singer as well, speciallizing in Music of the Church, but singing in all genres. I found 'Art Songs' from all countries challenging and also personally rewarding. They always made me feel like a citizen of the world.

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winston plowes

Fri 3rd Feb 2012 21:09

Hi Larisa, Thx xo much for looking at my latest offering.

I think Jazz is a lot like poetry in many ways.

Glad you liked it.


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Dave D Poet Rhumour

Sun 15th Jan 2012 15:16

Hi Larisa - thank you so much for your kind comments on 'Wish To Enthrall' :) Glad you like it...
Best wishes, Dave

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Tomás Ó Cárthaigh

Wed 11th Jan 2012 16:42

That every land is a merry land, and let our own lands be the same...

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