Plum stone

Leo TOLSTOY, Russian writer. (A short story)

Devoted to the poems of Magtymguly

As wise sages say, a good word, a good prayer, a wonderful song, a poem, no matter where it originates in the world, spreads to the world. Judith Pastol, a well-known composer who creates beautiful music on Eastern and European lines and spreads it around the world, lives in Reading, England. When we participated in Pyragy's poetry days organized by the «Friends of Magtymguly» society, which operates in that country, we had the opportunity to be at the house of the female composer, to talk with her about her creativity, the music she created for the works of Magtymguly Pyragy, the great poet, the sage man of the East.

Where potatoes grow?

Agageldi ALLANAZAROV, a writer. (A short story)

Literary friendship is strengthened

Relations of friendship and brotherhood between the member states of the Commonwealth of Independent States are constantly being strengthened. The contribution of cultural relations to the further strengthening of friendship between nations is particularly significant. This is clearly evidenced by the 3-part anthology book published in the Russian language by the Humanistic Publishing Association (Moscow) in the series «Modern Literature of CIS Countries». The 3-volume book of contemporary literature of the CIS countries consists of more than 1200 pages and includes the works of 11 countries and 94 authors. It contains samples of the main narrative works of the writers of the neighboring and fraternal nations, which have maintained their mutual relations for centuries.

An apple

(A short story) Emilian BUKOV, Moldovan writer.

Lost day

(A short story) Valentina OSEYEVA, Russian writer.

The bright stars of the east

(Magtymguly and Firdausi) The poetry of Magtymguly Pyragy, the great Turkmen poet and thinker of the 18th century became a new landmark in the development of the Turkmen literature. The truthful description of the life of the Turkmen people and important problems of the Turkmen society of that time, humanistic ideas put forward, exposure of bad deeds and praising in songs good characteristic traits of people have become the magnetic force of Magtymguly’s poetry.

Two snowflakes

(A Japanese parable) It was snowing, and it was usual for winter. Snowflakes gently fell to the ground without leaving a trace, doing a winter dance. Fearing to lose each other, the two snowflakes holding hands tightly, began to talk to each other about their arrival:

Children of Santa Claus

(Russian folk tale) Santa Claus had three sons and a daughter. Their names were the Wind, the Ice, the Frost and the Snowflake.

Traces of Dovletmammet Azadi in the poetry of Magtymguly Pyragy

As we all know, our Scholar Arkadag, our Honourable President, Hero Arkadag Serdar has a great respect to our wise poet Magtymguly Pyragy. This is evidenced by the decision to celebrate the 300th anniversary of our master poet Magtymguly Pyragy in 2024, as well as the solemn conferences held at the state and the international level in connection with them. As we know, the works and novels of our Scholar Arkadag serve us as a great support in the thorough study of Magtymguly Pyragy's works. We can see this through our National Leader's books such as «Unquenchable Torch in the Crown of the Spirit» («Ynsan kalbynyň öçmejek nury»), «The Bird of Riches» («Döwlet guşy»), «If the Wealth comes to People» («Ile döwlet geler bolsa»), and «The Name walks in the World» («Älem içre at gezer»). In his book «Unquenchable Torch in the Crown of the Spirit» («Ynsan kalbynyň öçmejek nury»), our Scholar Arkadag said: «Magtymguly Pyragy's poetry, full of wisdom, introduced Turkmen and the Turkmen people to the world». This is evidenced by the participation of more than 150 scientists from different countries of the world in the international conference in connection with the celebration of the 290th anniversary of Magtymguly Pyragy's holiday of his birthday in 2014.