Ukrainians we, or: Survival as one

A collection of ‘lanturnes’

we
sing of
our nation’s
survival as
one
one
people
united
against Russian
rape
rape
our land
violate
our existence
force
force
shall not
triumph here
on our forebears’
land
land
sustains
the culture
of ancestors
home
home
demands
commitment
on all our parts
now
now
our troops
must withstand
this disastrous
war
war
was waged
upon us
still we remain
free
free
to live
without fear
Ukrainians
we

#TankaTuesday

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.

โ€œUkrainian Figurinesโ€
by Kirill Shevchenko

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”

  1. 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.

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