A POET IN KHARKIV

A poet in Kharkiv is standing under bombs.

But a poet in Kharkiv is watching over the world.

Keep silent! Keep silent!

Sirens warn in Kharkiv.

But a poet in Kharkiv is a sign of a word.

 

*Because I saw the photo and read the article about “The statue of Taras Shevchenko surrounded with sandbags” by the BBC news at 5:48/28/Mar/2022 on the Internet, which told us as follows:

“Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine has been the target of intense Russian bombardment for weeks. This has led authorities and residents in the city to take action to protect the statue of Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko with a huge mountain of sandbags.

Shevchenko is known as “the national poet of Ukraine” and one of the fathers of the country’s literature, as a result his statue is a significant symbol for the city.”

So, I wrote this poem.

 

** What an amazing surprise it is!

My friend shows you this poem also on the website about their great Shevchenko.

Shevchenko’s monument covered in mountain of sandbags in Kharkiv (Ukraine). Kurama’s poem. (storinka.org)

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***Now I’m glad to tell you to welcome to my “small page” of another Ukrainian website with this poem and others!

Kurama (Japan). Poems about war in Ukraine – Мала Сторінка (storinka.org)

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