Lyubov Sirota (orantas) wrote,
Lyubov Sirota

Poetic photo-album "To an Angel of Pripyat" / Поэтический фотоальбом "Ангелу Припяти"

Поэтический фотоальбом "Ангелу Припяти"
Дорогие друзья, на прошлое Рождество сын создал и заказал в фотоателье особенный подарок мне – фотоальбом Припяти с моими стихами, назвав его "Ангелу Припяти". Это была единственная копия. А недавно нашелся замечательный (к тому же скромный) человек, профинансировавший издание, на основе этого альбома, настоящей подарочной книги – красиво иллюстрированного двуязычного (русско-английского) поэтического фотоальбома, в который вошли доаварийные фотографии из архива студии Припять-фильм и современные снимки г. Припяти и Чернобыльской зоны из архива сайта Стихи, вошедшие в альбом, включая стихотворение "Ангелу Припяти", см. на страничке Любовь Сирота / Стихи.ру
И теперь каждый желающий (если поспешит, т.к. тираж альбома всего 1000 экз.), может приобрести его здесь:
Интернет-магазин "Припятский синдром - книга Любови Сироты" и в Национальному музее "Чорнобиль".
Больше про Олю читайте в статье о судьбах чернобыльских женщин:
Любовь Сирота "Непосильная ноша".
Также см. видео-презентацию книги "Ангелу Припяти" 4.02.2011 в День Припять в Национальном музее "Чернобыль" в Киеве.
The poetic photo-album "To an Angel of Pripyat"
Dear friends, last Christmas my son created and ordered from a photographer’s studio a especial gift for me: a photo album of Pripyat with my poems, titled "To an Angel of Pripyat". It was a single copy. But recently a wonderful (and modest) person has, basis on this photo album, financed the publishing of very a beautifully illustrated bilingual (Russian-English) poetic photo-book, in which are entered the photos of Pripyat before the Chernobyl catastrophe from the archive of the "PRIPYT-FILM" studio plus modern pictures of dead Pripyat and the Chernobyl zone from the archive of the site You can read most of the poems from the album here: "The Chernobyl poems of Lyubov Sirota" nd the poem "To an Angel of Pripyat" here:



To Olenka Chemezova, a young, talented pianist
who died of cancer in the summer of 1995

Touch the wounded heart
of the city still holding the warmth
of your lost childhood,
of the ghost of an echo of your laughter…

One touch of your radiant fingers
on the dusty keys of the city’s soul,
and she will regain consciousness, will wake up,
will escape from unreal silence, –

will start singing, begin to cry, begin to laugh,
the city's polyphonic organ.  
The open heavens will be lit
with a screen of inextinguishable memory.

The darkened eye sockets of dead buildings
will once again be filled with the heat of human beings…
The city will hold its breath for a moment
while you will descend into your house…

And again a thousand voices from the street
will begin to sound the former daily happenings...
as though everyone were alive, and all had returned,
as though the city were still alive…

Touch! Pripyat is waiting for the effortless touch
of those who already in a higher world…
Of you, lovely angel – one of many
such pure angels of His.

Translated from the Russian by Lyubov Sirota and
Debra Romanick Baldwin

"To an Angel of Pripyat" in Russian.


Also this poem and more information about the young, talented pianist from Pripyat Olenka Chemizova (who died of cancer in the summer of 1995) you can see in the article about the destinies of the Chernobyl women "Excessive burden".
You can order and buy the poetic photo album "To an Angel of Pripyat" in the
Online storefront "Pripyat Syndrome – The book by Lyubov Sirota" .

In Russian see about this book here: or here: Also the album is accessible in the National Museum "Chornobyl" (Kyiv, Khoryv Lane, 1).

Copies of cover and of some pages of the album:

See the video film about one of heros of this book Olenka Chemezova "To an Angel of Pripyat"  :

The video about the presentation of the poetic photo album "To an Angel of Pripyat" in the National Museum "Chornobyl":

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