Kurama (Japan). «​Poets at harvest» — a poem about war in Ukraine 2022


On this video: Harvest is turning into a battlefield for many farmers in eastern Ukraine as Russian forces continue sustained shelling of the Donetsk region.




Low-flying fighters are part of daily life now on the farm — BBC News

Low-flying fighters are part of daily life now on the farm — BBC News.





He carries on farming as shells explode.

On the nearby frontline.

A boom, like distant thunder rolled.

Over the wheat fields due west of Slovyansk.

Perched on his seat in a combine harvester.

He could see clouds of smoke.

From missiles hitting an industrial area.

Then another, thinner plume from ‘orcs’ on the frontline.

Perhaps 15km due north.

“It's noisy here. But life goes on. 

We had a spot of rain earlier.

So we've been waiting for the wheat to dry.”

“My son is serving in the army near here. 

I'm hoping our lads are going to.

Start counter-attacking soon.

And push the ‘orcs’ back.”

On his brief break from work.

Suddenly a shrieking roar.

As two ‘elves’ fighter jets flew low.

Perhaps 25m above the field, directly overhead.

Within seconds the jets were over ‘orcs’ positions.

And he watched the bright tail of an ‘orcs’ rocket.

Soaring up towards one aircraft.

Narrowly missing it. 

Both Sukhoi jets then released decoy flares.

Turned sharply and headed back south.

Again passing directly overhead.

With another deafening roar.

“They fly like that almost every day. 

It gets lively here. The pilots do their job. 

We do ours. Everyone is busy. 

But their work is harder.”

The woods and narrow country lanes Around Slovyansk.

Busy with ‘elves’ troops, digging trenches and setting up positions.

But Ukraine's frontline farmers.

Remain focused on their own battle.

To bring in the harvest.

Despite the constant danger posed by the conflict.

And despite plummeting grain prices.

Caused by ‘orcs’ blockade of ‘elves’ Black Sea ports.

Most of the farmers have already sent.

Their families to safety, further west. 

Families are fleeing Slovyansk.

As the city is being shelled heavily by ‘orcs’.

At 09:00 on Thursday, many in tears, boarded one bus.

Along with their pets and a small amount of luggage.

As the boom of incoming and outgoing.

Rocket fire echoed around the largely empty streets.

Later the same day near the village of Dmytrivka.

A farmer clambered down the side of a crater.

Left by a huge ‘orcs’ rocket.

Perhaps it was 4m deep.

“‘Orcs’ talk about high-precision targeting.

So much for that. This one could easily have hit our village.”

His farm spreads over two picturesque, rolling valleys.

More than 3,400 hectares of wheat and sunflower seeds, and cattle too.

But he closed the livestock business down.

After rockets hit a cattle shed, killing more than 20 animals.

Another rocket missed the farm offices.

By a few metres, shattering windows.

“It's very dangerous, of course. But we're continuing. 

Our major concern is that the price we receive.

Last year, we sold wheat for about 0 a tonne. 

Now it's 0. And the cost of fuel has risen threefold.”

“Then you have to add in fertilisers, seeds, pesticides, taxes, wages. 

So this year, we're likely to make no profits. 

And at any moment, we can be bombarded.

And everything will burn.”

Flicking through videos on his mobile phone.

That showed one of his fields on fire.

After a recent missile strike.

His neighbour lost up to 2,000 hectares of corn to another fire.

“We usually export 90% of our crops. 

We need this blockade to be lifted. 

But not at any price. 

There should be normal, civilised business relations.”

“Not business combined with the use of threats and violence.

As often happens with ‘Mordor’.

It shouldn’t be like that in the modern world.”

Angrily accusing ‘the One’ of turning ‘orcs’ into “zombies”.


A shell crater in a sunflower field near Slovyansk — BBC News

A shell crater in a sunflower field near Slovyansk — BBC News.

Source: https://www.koryu-meets-chess.info/



Please read the original story on the BBC news:

Ukraine's frontline farmers toil on amid explosions — BBC News




Please read more poems by Kurama about 2022 russian invasion of Ukraine:

Kurama (Japan). Poems about war in Ukraine (2022)

"Aware of a poet?
Aware of a poet?
A poet of Cossack broods over the land.
Not noting a bullet.
Not noting a bullet.
You see a poet of Cossack in Borodyanka."





Вірші про війну"Коли закінчиться війна,
Я хочу тата обійняти,
Сказати сонячні слова
І повести його до хати,
Ти – наш Герой! Тепер щодня
Я буду дякувати Богу 
За мирне небо, за життя,
Всім, хто здобув нам ПЕРЕМОГУ!"
(Ірина Мацкова)​


Вірші про Україну

УкраїнаДумки українських поетів про рідну країну, їхні відчуття до української землі і нашого народу — все це юні читачі зможуть знайти в представленій добірці віршів про Україну від Ганни Черінь, Юрка Шкрумеляка, Наталки Талиманчук, Іванни Савицької, Уляни Кравченко, Яни Яковенко, Василя Симоненка, Івана Франка, Володимира Сосюри, Катерини Перелісної, Богдана-Ігоря Антонича, Марійки Підгірянки, Миколи Чернявського, Володимира Сіренка, Іванни Блажкевич, Грицька Бойка, Миколи Вінграновського, Платона Воронька, Наталі Забіли,  Анатолія Камінчука, Анатолія Качана,  Володимира Коломійця, Тамари Коломієць, Ліни Костенко, Андрія Малишка, Андрія М’ястківського, Івана Неходи, Бориса Олійника, Дмитра Павличка, Максима Рильського, Вадима Скомаровського, Сосюра Володимир, Павла Тичини, Петра Осадчука, Варвари Гринько та інших відомих українських поетів.



вчимо мовиДуже корисними для вивчення іноземних мов є саме вірші, пісні, казки, римівки, а також ігри. Природнім шляхом діти розвивають слух, навчаються вимові, інтонації та наголосу; вивчають слова та мовні структури. Пісні та римівки чудово сприймаються дітьми, малята люблять усе ритмічне та музичне, вони засвоюють це легко та швидко, тому що дістають від цього задоволення.

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