Defeating Russia, or: A bridge too far

A ‘Septolet’

explosion causes the 
Bridge to 

The Ukrainian government tweets: 
"Sick burn."


The Septolet is a poem consisting of seven lines containing fourteen words with a break anywhere in between the two parts. Both parts deal with the same thought and create a picture.

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)

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19 thoughts on “Defeating Russia, or: A bridge too far”

  1. Excellent use of the form – even if the topic is violent. But then so is war… I can only hope this marks a turning point for resolution of the conflict in Ukraine’s favor and not the beginning of Putin’s march toward nuclear war…

    1. Nobody’s claimed credit for the act, as far as I know… But it’s militarily to Ukraine’s benefit, regardless… And, yes, the civilian deaths were tragic. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  2. Excitement and frar raging, there are so many varying opinions going around -Ukrainian special forces operation to the work of partisans in Crimea, a missile strike, or even a suicide bomb?

    One senior British officer even went so far as saying that, โ€œThis is a masterpiece of clandestine sabotage

    What are your thoughts?

    I think it is a Marshall Plan

    Indeed powerful and pungent

      1. Yes, ๐Ÿ™‚ with nobody claiming responsible as yet, it is huge blow for the Russian Army in the south.
        Theyโ€™ve sent in divers this morning to assess the situation, expecting a detailed survey by the end of the day. Claiming that the situation is manageable โ€“ itโ€™s unpleasant, but not fatal.
        We can just pray for the people in the region. Revenge is brutal.

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