Critical supplies, or: Cannon fodder

A 'Septolet' Russia's critical supplies are running low. Russian cannon fodder draws and depletes Ukrainian fire. 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.

Of four, or: Of before

A Triolet She served as doctor in the War Parents, young brother in Ukraine Close-knit, her family of four She served as doctor in the War No one survived from her Before Her soul was crippled by the pain She served as doctor in the War Parents, young brother in Ukraine d'Verse poetics: Grandmothers This… Continue reading Of four, or: Of before

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.

Guns, or: Roses

A sijo good friends, wine, conversation, roses; a lovely gathering; forgoing birthday presents, she'd asked for donations to Ukraine; her sad smile hinted at heartache; her mind away at war Sijo? A Korean verse form related to haiku and tanka and comprised of three lines of 14-16 syllables each, for a total of 44-46 syllables. Each line contains a… Continue reading Guns, or: Roses