Playgrounds, or: Battlegrounds

A ‘Septolet’

A Russian
missile
hits
a Ukrainian playground.

Putin declares: "No
regrets
about Russia's actions."

Septolet?

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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25 thoughts on “Playgrounds, or: Battlegrounds”

  1. A pertinent question
    How did we get here.
    Deeply embedded in religion.
    Has the battleground turned into a playground of the rich and the religious?

  2. Very actual. It’s a pity this poem is reality. But it’s beautifully written.

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