Koryu meets Chess

Not Martial Arts but Minerva's Arts. Through a Struggle, be guided by Philosophy, Faith, Art, and Science. Like a Forest from the Olive Tree that Athena, goddess of Wisdom, offered the Greek people a long time ago.

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A POET IN OKHTYRKA

The bus delivers. The evacuees. To the small town. Of Okhtyrka.     Many villagers have abandoned. The Sumy border area. Since last summer. As it became more dangerous.   ‘Elves’ say entire streets. In border villages. Have been destroyed. By ‘orcs’ bombardment.   One possible reason. For the upsurge in attacks. Is increased ‘elves’ […]

POETS FROM VELYKA PYSARIVKA

They’ve lost everything. They know and own. They’ve lost everything. They know and own.     Helped off a bright yellow. School bus this week. She told you the home. She’d had to leave was in ruins.   “They smashed up our houses. There’s nothing left.” Her cheeks were bright. With blusher.   And her […]

A POET FROM SUMY

She has now. Left her village. Near the border. With ‘Mordor’.   When ‘orcs’ planes began. Bombing her border village. In northern Ukraine. She refused to leave.   Then a police team arrived. And evacuated. The 87-year-old anyway. With explosions all around.     In recent days. Other elderly. And frail residents. Have been carried […]

POETS THROUGH THE “ROAD OF LIFE”

“Ok, let’s go!” Announces the driver. “Thank God it’s quiet here!” And for the first time.   A glimpse of a smile appears. On the faces of his passengers. As they drive away from. The horrors of the war.     “My wife is very ill. So I decided to leave. It’s unbearable. I need […]

POETS TARGETED

In one of the videos. They visit an elderly woman. After several rockets fell. Near her house.   They beg her. To leave to join. Her grandchildren. But she refuses.   “Let me die here.” She tells them. With a weak voice. She can barely walk.     He and his colleague are part of. […]

A POET ON SOBORNA STREET

A volunteer who evacuates civilians. Showed you a message. From a resident. A few days ago.   “The basement where people were. Staying on Soborna Street. Has been hit,” it says. “A lot of people have died.”   The volunteer was unable. To get there because. The street is now. The new front line.   […]

POETS SURROUNDED

After months of heavy fighting. ‘Orcs’ forces appear. Close to surrounding. The ruins of Avdiivka.     Where frostbite is taking its toll. On ‘elves’ troops. The man’s fist looked unrecognisable. Like a split and bruised peach.   “Or like a rock.” Said the ‘elves’ army surgeon. Tapping the frozen fingers. It was the second […]

POETS IN SECRET CLASSES

No face, no name. But minds. Welcome to secret classes. In Melitopol.     Like millions of other ‘elves’. In the early weeks of. ‘Orcs’ full-scale invasion of Ukraine. She was forced from her home.   She couldn’t tolerate. Living under ‘orcs’ occupation. In her southern hometown. Of Melitopol.   And she felt she would […]

A POET FROM KRYNKY

“The entire river crossing. Is under constant fire. I’ve seen boats. With my comrades on board.”   “Just disappear into the water. After being hit. Lost forever. To the Dnipro river.”   “We must carry. Everything with us. Generators, fuel. And food.”   “When you’re setting up. A bridgehead. You need a lot of everything. […]

A POET BEING STRONG

“My daughter kept. Screaming and crying. That we forgot daddy. I needed to be strong.”     On 24 February 2022. ‘Mordor’ invaded Ukraine. That morning. Her life “changed forever”.   She and her husband. Woke up to the sounds of. Planes flying overhead. And bombs exploding.   ‘Orcs’ troops were roaming their city. The […]