‘Cauld Blaws the Wind Frae East to West’ (1888)
Painting by Joseph Farquharson (1846 – 1935)
In the form of 5 kimos
Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians displaced within their country, having fled Putin's war.
Many waiting for up to sixty hours; freezing weather at border; queues up to ten miles long.
Women and children refugees huddle; sort through donation boxes; wait at holding centers.
Ukraine’s border guards stop male citizens ages eighteen to sixty from leaving the country.
U.N. commissioner for refugees estimates potentially four million coming.
d’Verse Poetics: March Wind Ekphrastic
At d’Verse, poets were offered four paintings to select from to write ekphrastic poems:
Let’s write poetry together!
When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.–Ben Harper (b. 1969)
Would you like to create poetry with me and have a completed poem of yours featured here at the Skeptic’s Kaddish? I am very excited to have launched the ‘Poetry Partners’ initiative and am looking forward to meeting and creating with you… Check it out!