1945, or: 2023

A ‘Septolet’

tank leads Russia's Victory 

Russia's lost 
2,000 tanks in Ukraine.


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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17 thoughts on “1945, or: 2023”

  1. Your title is very well-chosen, David!๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป Mankind tends to repeat the same mistakes from the past. This is an endless war due to a very greedy and mean man. He reminds me of someone… ๐Ÿค”

  2. 2023 complimentary report

    From an anchor country
    Oft endearingly called Mzansi
    Lady docked
    Offloaded and Uploaded
    We donโ€™t know what โ€“ ammunition most probably
    Anticipating a โ€œGrand Paradeโ€
    At the naval base
    In the Mothet City

    Telling indeed

    1945, Soviet trade with SA mostly arms and some mineral resources.

    Itโ€™s a Cold War.

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