Belgorod, or: Bilhorod

A ‘Septolet’

paramilitary groups
Attack Belgorod, Russia.

Kyiv insists these 
Russian forces acted 


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.

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Ben Harper (b. 1969)

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9 thoughts on “Belgorod, or: Bilhorod”

  1. Alas, such devastating news pierces my heart. The escalation of violence in the region causes great distress. The involvement of paramilitary groups adds another layer of complexity to an already precarious situation. I wonder what motives drive them to act independently if thatโ€™s indeed the case. May calm dialogues prevail over armed conflicts. May compromise triumph over stubborn ideologies.

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