A collection of ‘lanturnes’
on our forebears’
on all our parts
still we remain
This collections of lanturne poems was written as an ekphrastic response to the image below, which I offered to Colleen Chesebro for her weekly Tanka Tuesday syllabic poetry prompt.
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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40 thoughts on “Ukrainians we, or: Survival as one”
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I admire the strain of freedom that runs through all the beautiful compositions here. Well done David!
💙 Balroop 💙 ~ thanks so much!
Is it not enough to leave borders where they have comfortable been.
And why do some feel the need to aslulte and disregard wonderful historical monuments.
Answers that elude humanity… hopefully some day peace. Peace…Peaceful peace.
🖤🙏🏻 Jules 🙏🏻🖤 ~ amen!
David, this is so creative! I love the lanturne poems. They make me proud for the Ukrainians! 💜
❤️🙏🏻 Colleen 🙏🏻❤️ ~ thanks so much
[…] gap of three years. Though jet-lagged, I am getting inspired by this beautiful challenge. Thanks to David for choosing a thought-provoking image for Ekphrastic poetry challenge this […]
Very well crafted.
😻🙏🏻 Dolly 🙏🏻😻