Category Archives: Poetry

You are the missing piece of me,
The piece I was always searching for –
In the mountains high and oceans deep
Until there was nowhere else to go.

And then, when lost by the raging sea
I found it, unexpectedly –
When the tide of your beating heart
Swept across the shores of mine.

© Vanda Ralevska

You Are the Missing Piece of Me

  • Gilly - 18th April 2017 - 11:02

    How lovely, Vanda! – both the poem and the image.ReplyCancel

    • Vanda Ralevska - 18th April 2017 - 11:06

      This is so kind of you, Gilly. Thank you very much. I am really glad you like both. I hope you are well xxxReplyCancel

With time I realised
That with you by my side
There is eternal summer
Inside my heart

© Vanda Ralevska

Ladybird Wishes

The leaden sky is charged with thunder,
heavy with sadness, it becomes impenetrable ink

that tints the darkness with a blue shade of wonder,
into which the mournful clouds quietly sink.

As the storm passes, the sky cries in torrents of rain,
the sleepless wind sings a chilling song to a drumming rhythm,
a silent blues about the end of a season’s reign,
and every raindrop becomes a poem unwritten.

© Vanda Ralevska

Scottish Skies

  • Deborah Hughes - 17th February 2015 - 09:36

    The large sky meets the sea in a wonderful image and lovely poem. Both speak of your and full heart. More please!ReplyCancel

    • Vanda Ralevska - 17th February 2015 - 10:58

      Thank you so much, Deborah. I am really happy you like it.ReplyCancel

Unnoticed, overlooked, brushed aside,
Lost under the footsteps, urgently rushing by.
Forgotten, tired, left behind
The silent pavement lets out a long, deep sigh:

If only you would stop your hasty stride,
If only you would pause, just for a little while,
Endless streams of colour would spring to life and rise
From the deep of my fractures, veins and ancient scars.

If only you would stop and look around,
You’d see a touch of beauty that lifts the heart,
Brightens up the days and makes you smile,
If only you would stop and glance, before you slowly wear me down.

© Vanda Ralevska

Chasing Pavements 15

Such a simple thing, yet so often missed –
White clouds, a clear blue sky,
And a burst of colours left carelessly behind,
where they briefly touched, and gently kissed…

© Vanda Ralevska


Come along with me,
Come along to the distant sea,
Where pretty shells sing gently to the breeze,
And shiny pebbles whisper words so sweet.

Take a walk with me,
Take a walk to the restless sea,
Where the silky sand, so dark and deep
Will softly sink beneath our feet.

Walk down to the sea with me,
Where the salt and wind will kiss our skin.
Where the fickle waves, deep blue and crystal clear
Bury their jewels, piece by piece.

Come along and search with me
For little treasures, hidden in the wind-swept sea,
Trinkets of shells and pebbles, and remembered dreams,
So pure and simple… precious, yet all for free.

© Vanda Ralevska

Come Along With Me

  • Susan Rowe - 15th July 2014 - 16:10

    A lovely, thoughtful poem, Vanda, and a beautiful image. I really like them both.ReplyCancel

    • Vanda Ralevska - 15th July 2014 - 20:16

      Thank you so much, Susan for your kind words. I’m really glad you like them.ReplyCancel

At the edge of an empty shore,
Tangled in stars we stand, all alone.
As the light drifts through the still of the night,
In silence we speak,
Beyond words, across the deep blue tide.

The sound of two hearts beating strong,
Breaking the calm of the quiet dawn.
Beating together in silent conversation,
In stillness we speak,
Beyond words, across the deep blue ocean.

© Vanda Ralevska

In Silent Conversation

  • Diane Fifield ARPS - 14th April 2016 - 15:52

    I know you said you liked poetry Vanda but I didn’t realise you wrote poems! They are beautiful and go so well with your wonderful photographs.

    Best Wishes
    Diane xReplyCancel

    • Vanda Ralevska - 14th April 2016 - 19:54

      Thank you so much, Diane for your kind words, and for taking time to read my poems. I am really glad and flattered that you like them.
      Best wishes
      Vanda xxxReplyCancel

The dark steel skies are tired.
Through the still air, so quiet,
The last remnants of the day
Slowly, in silence ebb away
Into the blue velvet of the night.

Darkness descends from high above,
All colours blend into one,
The deep blue lake, the mountains blue
Waiting to fall into sleep, to dream anew.

© Vanda Ralevska

Coming Of The Night


Over there,
in a faraway world,
where the moon so bright
turns darkness into light,
we stand together,
just you and I,
your hand in mine,
so closely intertwined
like ancient roots
of ageing trees
that together grew
into one
over the time…
Never apart,
always as one,
deep inside
the heart of the hearts…

© Vanda Ralevska

The Moon so Bright


  • Deborah Hughes - 25th November 2013 - 13:53

    This brought a tear to my eye, Vanda. So beautiful and touching. Keep writing and you will find that root within yourself that reaches out and joins with others. I feel fortunate to have caught a glimpse of it in your dear, sweet soul.ReplyCancel

    • Vanda - 25th November 2013 - 15:54

      Thank you so much, Deborah. I feel so lucky to have met you. Without your kind words and encouragement, I would not have even considered trying. And I will keep on trying… Thank you… VxxxReplyCancel

  • Kasia Wrzodak - 25th November 2013 - 17:45

    Very beautiful!ReplyCancel

    • Vanda - 25th November 2013 - 19:40

      Thank you very much, Kasia…ReplyCancel

 You are the river
Running through my veins
You bring me to life
At the brink of the day

You are the light
Shining through my heart
You give me hope
In the dark of the night

© Vanda Ralevska

You are the River

  • Susan Rowe - 25th November 2013 - 21:06

    Beautiful words, Vanda, and a beautiful image 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Vanda - 25th November 2013 - 21:09

      Thank you very much, Susan. I’m really glad you like it 🙂 xReplyCancel

The day was bright with the sparkling sun,
the fickle waves and the clouds above merged into one.
The wild wind blowing, strong and free
set the birds’ wings flying over the silver sea.

© Vanda Ralevska

Over the Silver Sea

The sea is painted in a thousand hues,
bright shades of orange
and dark tones of midnight blues…

© Vanda Ralevska

The Sea of a Thousand Hues


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