Russians, or: Vladimir Putin

A 'Septolet' Russia suffers 200,000 casualties in one year. Putin decides to conscript 400,000 more troops. 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.

Putin, or: A body double

A 'Septolet' Attendees wave flags at Russian pro-war rally. Dumpsters in Moscow filled with Russian flags. 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.

Doomed, or: If you don’t…

A 'Septolet' Putin pardons convicts to attack Ukraine as "Wagner" mercenaries. Mercenaries are shot for fleeing. 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.

Military disarray, or: Putin’s growing impatience

A 'Septolet' Putin replaces his top commander in Ukraine. Putin replaces that top commander in Ukraine. 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.

After, or: Before

A 'Septolet' Zelenskyy speaks before U.S. Congress. Putin calls fighting in Ukraine "WAR" for first time. 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.

Misguided, or: Missiles

A limerick No to Russia's indefensible war! No to those thieving, barbarous corps! No, Mister Putin, No matter Kremlin spin, We know full well that Ukraine isn't yours! d'Verse poetics: No! Vember At d'Verse, writers were encouraged to either: Take a line from the poem 'November' by Thomas Hood and use it as springboard for… Continue reading Misguided, or: Missiles

Space cadet, or: Cosmonaut

A 'Septolet' Putin avoids accessing the Internet. Putin's bodyguards collect his feces when he travels abroad. 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.

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.