Some Poems for Ukraine

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 Two tanka recently published in Red Lights,
Volume 18, no. 2, June 2022

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with ruins, rubble
and death on the news,
we learn their names—
Mariupol & Lviv,
Bucha and Donbas

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image after image of
bombed out buildings and corpses –
far away in my corner, prayers
& more prayers that you will
always rise from the ashes

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Image by bookdragon from Pixabay

5 thoughts on “Some Poems for Ukraine

  1. Dear Mary,

    Thank you for your Ukraine poems. Here in my “corner” in Australia, as I read them, a new day dawning out the kitchen window, my eyes well-up as do my prayers.

    In remote friendship, Fran

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