Kurama (Japan). Poems about war in Ukraine (is voiced by the author)


 

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«My poems is my fight to show what I can do for Ukraine and the world now by Koryu, 
like Javelin or Bayraktar. 
To stand on the frontline of culture is my great honor, dear my Ukrainian friends!»

(Kurama, Japan)

 

 

 

 

"I hope I can see the statue as it was in peace."
(Kurama, Japan)

 

 

 

 

 

On this video: Kurama. "A poet in Kharkiv", a poem about 2022 russian invasion of Ukraine (is voiced by the author).

 

 

 

The monument to Taras Shevchenko in Kharkiv (Ukraine).

The monument to Taras Shevchenko in Kharkiv (Ukraine).

 

 

Kurama
(Japan)

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.

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

 

 

Shevchenko's statue covered in mountain of sandbags in Kharkiv (Ukraine)

 

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.

 

Shevchenko's statue covered in mountain of sandbags in Kharkiv (Ukraine)

Source: https://www.bbc.com/news/

 

 

 

 

 

On this video: Kurama (Japan). "A poet in Borodyanka" — a poem about 2022 russian invasion of Ukraine (is voiced by the author).

 

 

A monument to the poet Taras Shevchenko in Borodyanka (Kyiv region) before 24.02.2022

A monument to the poet Taras Shevchenko in Borodyanka (Kyiv region) before 24.02.2022.

 

 

Kurama

A POET IN BORODYANKA


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.

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

 

 

Bullets in the head. A monument to the poet Taras Shevchenko shot by occupiers in Borodyanka, Kyiv region. Kurama's poem.

 

Bullets in the head. A monument to the poet Taras Shevchenko shot by occupiers in Borodyanka, Kyiv region. Genocide is not just thousands of victims. Education is banned in occupied territories, books are burned. People can easily be killed for just one word.

 

Bullets in the head. A monument to the poet Taras Shevchenko shot by occupiers in Borodyanka, Kyiv region. Kurama's poem. Bullets in the head. A monument to the poet Taras Shevchenko shot by occupiers in Borodyanka, Kyiv region. Kurama's poem.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"We can create whatever we want to save your Shevchenko and your words."
(Kurama)

 

 

 

 

Kurama, poet from Japan, wrote for our readers:

"Hello, dear our readers!

I strongly pray for peace for you and your family

and your friends and your country.

We try to understand the history of your country.

We believe in the amazing courage of your country.

Best wishes to all!"

 

 

 

 


Painting by Ther1ko.«Remains of a damaged helicopter.
Removed after this week's crash.
In Brovary in which.
Three senior officials died.
A devastating missile strike.
In Dnipro where 46 people died.
Was followed by a helicopter crash.
Near Kyiv, which killed 14...»

(Kurama)

 

Ukraine war. Resilient civilians return to liberated town of Lyman - BBC News““I live on the seventh floor.
The rocket hit the fifth floor.
Early this morning, at around five.
But I'm fine.”
A 73-year-old retired businessman.
And the only remaining resident.
Of a large apartment block.
On the edge of town...”

(Kurama)

 

Painting by Neivanmade."He moved his elderly mother.
To Dnipro last year.
Believing it to be a safer place.
To live during the war.
On Saturday 40 people.
Were killed in the strike.
He is a son in search of his mother.
Who is still missing..."

(Kurama)

 

The National Opera Theatre of Ukraine in Japan (2023)"As singing a word.
As playing a character.
My voice is streaming.
How far in the world?
How far in the land?
How far in the sea?
How far in the air?
How far in the war?.."

(Kurama)

 

 

Painting by Mariia Zhuravel.

«On Tuesday.
A hospital maternity ward was shelled.
No-one was hurt but.
It has further escalated fear among people.
Kherson is a city haunted by.
Relentless and indiscriminate attacks.
The city was liberated.
On 11 November...»

(Kurama)

 

The making of a young Hero of Ukraine. This is a war where Ukrainian fathers and sons serve on the same frontlines. And this was how it was for 22-year-old Eugene Gromadskyi. (BBC News)«Fathers and sons serve.
On the same frontlines.
How was it for a 22-year-old?
At least at the very beginning.
Fathers and sons serve.
On the same frontlines.
How would it go on for a 22-year-old?
His father would face a different fate...»

(Kurama)

 

Lviv. Painting by Radoslaw Popek"My heart is jumping.
In front of our bus...
My heart is jumping.
In front of our bus...
I'll see my dear son.
I'll see my dear son.
My dear son has been in the hospital.
He was injured in a heavy battle..."

(Kurama)

 

 

Christmas Eve«“Let's endure this winter.
Because we know what we are fighting for.”
“Freedom comes at a high price.
But slavery has an even higher price.”
“Let's endure this winter.
Because we know what we are fighting for.”
“The world must see and understand.
What absolute evil we are fighting against.”...»

(Kurama)

 

 

Hero of Ukraine - Vadym Voroshylov (Karaya), in love with the sky, 28-year-old fighter pilot.«With the call sign Karaya.
An ‘elf’ military pilot.
Shot down five Iranian drones.
Over Vinnytsia and ejected.
With the call sign Karaya.
He is already waiting for.
A new aircraft.
A little more — and he returns to the ranks...»

(Kurama)

 

Kurama (Japan). Mariupol. War in Ukraine 2022. Poets from a theatre, Poets in the dead — two poems about 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine“From the days before the attack.
The ‘orcs’ word “children” was.
Clearly painted on the lawn.
In front of the theatre....

...Remember. Remember.
Don’t forget this theatre.
Remember. Remember.
Don’t forget this scream.
From the days before the attack.
The ‘orcs’ word “children” was.
Clearly painted on the lawn.
In front of the theatre.
Remember. Remember...”

(Kurama)

 

“Even at the end.
Of a long day.
The chief medic still chops the wood.
And lights the fireplace.
The rest of his team are on shift.
Or have retired for the night.
The chief medic is often.
The last to sleep...”

(Kurama)

 

Painting by Oleksandr Grekhov (fragment).“A cartoon shows that.
For this ‘orc’ knight.
Every direction points to.
Chornobaivka - and certain death.
“We got out just a couple of times.
Per month to buy food.”
Until the war she had worked.
As an operator at the airfield...”

(Kurama)

 

 

Painting by Albina Yaloza«After more than a week.
Of living in the freezer.
People are praying ‘orcs’ missiles.
Do not strike again.
Losing access to all sources.
Of warmth has been a fear.
For many ‘elves’ who live.
Far from the front line...»

(Kurama)

 

 

Painting by Oleg Shupliak.“‘Elves’ energy infrastructure.
Has come under attack from ‘Mordor’.
Once again this week.
Leaving millions without power.
As temperatures drop below.
Freezing around the country.
There are fears ‘Mordor’.
Is “weaponising winter”...”

(Kurama)

 

An estimated 90% of the buildings destroyed were residential - BBC News."In early March, a local ecologist.
Had been trying to find.
A place to bury his father.
Who had been killed in the fighting.
He found to his disgust that.
The mortuaries were full.
He went to the local authorities to ask.
Where he could bury his father..."

(Kurama)

 

Painting by Ivan Marchuk."Today we celebrate the Day of.
Dignity and Freedom.
A holiday that shows that for us.
Dignity and freedom is a holiday.
The answer to the question of.
Who ‘elves’ are and.
What is most important to them.
Dear people!.."

(Kurama)

 

Painting by Olha Wilson."A heavily pregnant woman.
Being carried.
On a stretcher.
Through the rubble.
After the maternity hospital.
In Mariupol was bombed.
It has become a defining photograph.
Of the war in the Ukraine..."

(Kurama)

 

Ukrainian children's poet Volodymyr Vakulenko«A poet was detained.
And interrogated.
By ‘orcs’ forces in late March.
Then released.
The next day.
Witnesses saw two soldiers.
Leading him away again.
They say he shouted...»

(Kurama)

 

“With the help of his friends.
He moved to another European country.
He did not want to reveal the exact location.
He had lost some of his vision.
And doctors said this was a result of.
Head injuries from the beating.
“I feel better now.
But rehabilitation will take a long time.”
What does he think about filtration?
“They separate families.
People are being disappeared.”
“It's pure terror.””

(Kurama)

 

Ukrainian military medic Mariana Mamonova with her baby — BBC News."Late one night in early April.
An ‘elf’ military medic was travelling.
Towards a combat position in Mariupol.
With soldiers from her unit.
The fighting was close; the sound.
Of gunfire and bombs came from every direction.
One of them could have hit.
Their vehicle at any moment..."

(Kurama)

 

Painting by Nikita Titov.​““I want to shout to the whole world.
To stop all this.
To stop this bloody war.
As soon as possible.”
“I want ‘orcs’ to know.
How their husbands.
Their sons, their parents.
Are torturing ‘elves’.”...”

(Kurama)

 

Bilohorivka In Luhansk Region cleared and completely under AFU Control — Sergiy Hayday."‘Elves’ military was more cautious.
In declaring victory in Bilohorivka.
Given that control over towns and villages.
Has proved tenuous in the past.
But while only a small village.
It would be a potent signal that.
‘Mordor’ no longer has full control.
Of the Luhansk region..."

(Kurama)

 

Painting by Romana Ruban."A new ‘elves’ flag was flying atop.
A captured ‘orcs’ T72 tank.
Parked by the roadside.
In the strategic town of Lyman.
Some ‘orcs’ fighters joke bitterly that.
The “special military operation”.
As ‘orcs’ government publicly terms.
It “has no goals.
It only has a path”..."

(Kurama)

 

The cost of occupation in Kherson region. Watermelon is the Kherson region's symbol as it's mostly grown here — BBC News."Witnessing the visible trauma.
In the village of Kreshchenivka.
Is one of those moments.
When this war feels utterly mindless.
The villages here are mostly destroyed.
From both their occupation and recent liberation.
Despite the eerie quiet and visible destruction.
There is movement..."

(Kurama)

 

The bravery of Ukraine's soldiers captured on Snake Island in late February was marked by a postage stamp — BBC News."The 13 soldiers believed to have been killed.
Defending Zmiinyi Island.
On the first day of the ‘orcs’ invasion.
Are alive.
The border guards were given posthumous honours.
By ‘Gandalf the Green’ after they were heard.
In audio recordings telling an ‘orcs’ warship.
To “go to hell”..."

(Kurama)

 

Painting by Oleg Shupliak (fragment)."How to be a good partisan.
“Be grumpy,” is one suggestion.
A faceless, hooded figure alongside a warning:
“Kherson: The partisans see everything.”
At the mouth of the Dnipro River.
On the Black Sea coast.
Kherson found itself occupied.
With barely a shot being fired..."

(Kurama)

 

On this photo: A building in central Vilnius, Lithuania, displays an anti-Putin message above the Ukrainian flag — BBC News."As many as 700,000 men.
May have left ‘Mordor’.
Since ‘the One’ announced a mobilisation.
Of at least 300,000 extra troops.
On 21 September.
While most men have fled over land.
To neighbouring Kazakhsta.
Georgia and Finland.
As well as other European countries.
The arrivals in couples in Alaska mark a first.
Many ‘orcs’ were able to accept that.
Even support it..."

(Kurama)

 

Melitopol"For now, the sound of birdsong.
And the occasional bark of a dog.
Masks what has happened.
To this small community of Komyshuvakha.
As you drive south.
Towards the front line from Zaporizhzhia city.
The roads seem to empty.
Fewer people walk along the roadside..."

(Kurama)

 

Painting by Nikita Titov.“Many ‘elves’ who remain.
Behind the ‘orcs’ front line.
In the occupied territories.
Are anxiously waiting for this counter-offensive.
“We're euphoric.
When Ukraine hits the occupied territories.”
A resident of Melitopol in the south says.
“It means that Ukraine has not forgotten us.”...”

(Kurama)

 

At least 30 people have been killed and dozens more injured in a Russian rocket strike on a civilian convoy in south Ukraine — BBC News."The attack comes as ‘the One’ is preparing for.
A signing ceremony in ‘Mordor’ to annex Zaporizhzhia.
Along with Ukraine's Donetsk.
Luhansk and Kherson regions.
At least 30 people have been killed.
And almost 100 more injured.
In an ‘orcs’ rocket strike.
On a civilian convoy..."

(Kurama)

 

Ukraine war: Inside Bakhmut, the battered Donbas city holding off Putin's troops — BBC News““What should I do?
For my brother?”
His life was spent saving others.
She wailed.
His body lay where he fell.
Alone.
Flat on his back.
Under a weak September sun...”

(Kurama)

 

Kurama (Japan). Poets at gunpoint. A poem about a situation at Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant (the russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022). ““We can professionally.
Control the ‘Ring’.
But we are helpless in the face.
Of people's irresponsibility and madness.”
On Independence Day.
On that Wednesday.
An extensive fire burning.
In the immediate vicinity of the ‘Ring’ in Zaporizhzhia...”

(Kurama)

 

Painting by Mari Kinovych (instagram: @marikinoo)."Over a hundred people live.
In the village of Velyki Prohody.
The inscription on the gate says.
“People live here”..." 

(Kurama)

 

 

 

 

Painting by Anton Logov. Izyum. russian genocide in Ukraine 2022."This broken city is just beginning.
To tell its stories.
And reveal how many victims.
‘Orcs’ left behind.
The occupiers had a menu of abuses.
For those held in the dank basement cells.
Of a makeshift ‘orcs’ prison in Izyum.
There was more than one type of torture..."

(Kurama)

 

 

Izyum. Cut lives. Painting by Oleg Shupliak.​

"The exhumation was conducted mostly in silence.
As police and prosecutors looked on.
One officer put his head in his hands.
Another walked away.
Emergency workers wore blue plastic coverings.
In a pine forest at the edge of Izyum.
The stench of death filled the air.
As a mass exhumation got under way..."

(Kurama)

 

Ukrainian soldiers planted a Ukrainian flag on a captured Russian tank — BBC News"On Monday ‘Gandalf the Green’ raised the ‘elves’ flag.
In the recently-liberated city of Izyum.
The closer you get to Izyum.
The more evidence there is of ‘orcs’ rapid retreat.
‘Elves’ soldiers are grouped.
By the roadside near the city.
Inspecting the spoils of war.
With broad smiles..."

(Kurama)

 

 

Calamity again — Kurama"Dear God, calamity again! ...
It was so peaceful, so serene.
He resolved to stand on the frontline.
Though he lived for the stage.
We but began to break the chains.
That bind our folk in slavery...
He exchanged his costume.
For a grenade launcher..."

(Kurama)

 

Ukrainian officials say as many as eight Russian missiles hit the dam on Wednesday — BBC News."Residents are being urged to evacuate.
Because of a risk of flooding.
After missiles hit a major reservoir dam.
22 streets in two districts of Kryvyi Rih are affected.
A water flow of 100 cubic metres per second.
Was gushing from breaches.
And water levels in the Inhulets river.
Were rising dangerously..."

(Kurama)

 

​Painting by Anton Logov."In the police station, the Lord's Prayer was scratched.
On the wall of one of the cramped cells.
Alongside markings to indicate.
How many days had passed.
“Not only did he kill our children.
But he killed us, their mothers.
These days I’m a dead woman. And I want to address.
All mothers of the world: rebel against that assassin.”..."

(Kurama)

 

Ukraine war. Kharkiv blackouts caused by targeted Russian attacks."‘Mordor’ aims to “deprive people of light and heat”.
By causing power cuts across eastern Ukraine.
In revenge for an ‘elves’ counter-offensive.
‘Gandalf the Green’ has said.
Blackouts reportedly affected millions of people.
In the eastern Kharkiv and Donetsk regions.
It comes after Ukraine said it had retaken.
Over 3,000 sq km in an eastern counter-offensive..."

(Kurama)

 

Painting by Anton Logov"Her face lights up as she recalls.
The moment of her liberation.
When the hated occupiers were forced from her village.
Novovoznesenske, in the southern region of Kherson.
She farmed there in peace and quiet.
Until ‘orcs’ arrived on 29 March.
What they did not destroy, they stole, she says.
Including forks and spoons, and the shoes 
from a pensioner's feet..."

(Kurama)

 

Mariana Mamonova has served as military medic since 2018“As human beings.
Let her go.
She's a good person.
She's like a little shining sun.”
While serving in Mariupol.
A military medic was taken prisoner at the start of April.
Who is eight months pregnant.
She got married in September 2021..."

(Kurama)

 

Kupyansk "‘Elves’ forces have entered.
The key eastern town of Kupiansk.
As their rapid counter-attack makes.
Further gains.
Kupiansk is a vital supply hub.
For ‘orcs’ forces in eastern Ukraine.
The town fell a week after.
February's invasion..."

(Kurama)

 

Ukraine says this shows its soldiers hoisting the flag over Vysokopillya, in the Kherson region, on Sunday — BBC News."‘Elves’ soldiers on Sunday.
Raising the ‘elves’ flag over Vysokopillya.
“Vysokopillya, Kherson Region. Ukraine. Today.”
Which had nearly 4,000 residents before the war.
The ‘orcs’ occupation authorities.
In Ukraine's southern city of Kherson.
Have postponed a so-called referendum.
On joining ‘Mordor’, on security grounds.
Heavy ‘elves’ shelling had made.
A key Kherson bridge impassable..."

(Kurama)

 

Pro-Russian Telegram channel claims  66,000 Russian textbooks have been delivered  to occupied Melitopol — BBC News.

““Our kids keep asking.
Why their schools have been dressed.
With a flag of another state.
What can I say...”
In ‘orcs’-controlled Melitopol.
Her 13-year-old child is getting ready.
To begin the 8th grade.
She is worried...”

(Kurama)

 

Some schools, like this one in Irpin, have visible scars from Russian shelling — BBC News““The most important thing is.
For our children to learn.”
A generation forever moulded.
By this attack on their country.
“I'm more scared of the fact.
I'll have a new teacher.
Than of the war.”
He says with a smile...”

(Kurama)

 

Ukrainian children return to school — BBC New"Let’s celebrate your return to the classroom.
For the new school year on 1 September.
The nation's children are also taking important steps.
Today is Knowledge Day.
Let’s celebrate your return to the classroom.
Even if it has felt very different for you.
‘Gandalf the Green’ attends a ceremony in Irpin.
Today is Knowledge Day..."

(Kurama)

 

A residential house was also destroyed in strikes on Chaplyne — BBC News​."Ukraine spent Wednesday.
Marking its annual Independence Day.
‘Gandalf the Green’ had previously said.
‘Mordor’ might do something “cruel” 
to disrupt the celebrations.
An ‘orc’ rocket strike on a railway station.
Killed 25 people.
On the day marking six months.
Since ‘Mordor’’s invasion began..."

(Kurama)

 

A Ukrainian flag is raised with balloons on Independence Day in Avdiivka in the Donetsk region of Ukraine. — BBC News"He “had no idea”.
That after achieving independence.
His country would one day be at war.
With his country’s closest neighbour.
He was “sure we'd be friends with our neighbours”.
“Trust me, I had no idea.
That our closest neighbour would turn out.
To be the most impudent and cunning one.”..."

(Kurama)

 

The Zaporizhzhia is the largest in Europe — BBC News"If it happens like in Chernobyl.
If it happens like in Fukushima.
A satellite city of the ‘Ring’ in Zaporizhia.
Energodar is always on a mission.
On 2 March evening.
Mayor of Energodar wrote.
“There were no shellings in our city.
There were no victims.”"

(Kurama)

 

Painting by Anton Logov. Olenivka."Do you know what I asked?
Do you know what I believed?
Do you know what I counted?
Because a prisoner in Olenivka.
Do you know what I did?
Do you know what I earned?
Because a prisoner in Olenivka..."

(Kurama)

 

 

 

"Keeping a stiff upper lip.
Dressing in black.
Now is the time for us to dance 
our Graduation Waltz.
Keeping a stiff upper lip.
Dressing in white.
Here is the place for us to dance 
our Graduation Waltz..."

(Kurama)

 

Kurama (Japan). ​A poet on a toe — a poem about the incredible performances in Japan by the dancers of the Kyiv Ballet. Ukraine lives and will always live!"In the wordless war.
In the wordless world.
My land is alive on my toes.
In the wordless war.
In the wordless world.
My land is kicking on my toes..."

(Kurama)

 

 

 

"When there was a burial.
Of our pilots.
Two blue aircraft made a circle.
Above the city.
Five people were killed.
And another 25 were injured.
When missiles struck the central city.
Of Kropyvnytskyi..."

(Kurama)

 

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..."

(Kurama)

 

Aleksey Yukov and his men recover dead bodies of Ukrainian and Russian soldiers killed in combat in the Donbas — BBC News."Death comes quickly in the Donbas.
‘Orcs’ shells take mere seconds to land.
Recovering dead bodies of ‘elves’ and ‘orcs’ soldiers.
Killed in combat in the Donbas.
He has lost count of the bodies over the past five months.
He thinks it's more than 300, but he cannot be sure.
He and his men drive a refrigerated white van.
Marked with a red cross, to carry out their work..."

(Kurama)

 

Painting by Olha Wilson."It was a beautiful sunny day.
And she was smiling.
Pushing her pink chair.
In front of her.
Her pink pushchair lies on its side.
Smeared with blood on a strip of grass.
Outside the ruins of the Jubilee building.
On 14 July..."

(Kurama)

 

Painting by Maria Bilinska"On the corner of Yablonska Street.
He was a welder who lived a quiet life.
His wife stands outside their destroyed home.
“I wish ‘orcs’ had killed me too.”
On the corner of Yablonska Street.
Her father stands in their destroyed home.
“I felt empty when they killed him.
I only wanted to die.”
On the corner of Yablonska Street..."

(Kurama)

 

Yablunska Street (map) — BBC News​."Taxi driver and father of four.
He is the sole survivor in Bucha.
In the early hours of 24 February.
He was driving his taxi in Kyiv and heard explosions.
He struggled to believe it was actually happening.
His first thought that morning was to get the family's IDs.
If they were going to have to flee, they needed passports.
He quickly drove the 40km towards Brovary where they lived..."

(Kurama)

 

 

"...I’m waiting for you to hear your voice.
I’m praying for you to read your words.
What a long long long silence is passing and passing at home.
Wherever you go now, I’m calling your name, my dear son.
Where do you go now? My hair is turning whiter, my dear son.
Wherever you stand now, I’m calling your name, my dear son.
Where do you stand now? My hair is turning whiter, my dear son."

(Kurama)

 

"Be patient. Be patient. 
Too much patient but not enough to see you.
Be patient. Be patient. 
On my way from home to where you have a few days.
Be patient. Be patient. 
Too much patient but not enough to call you.
Be patient. Be patient.
On my way through half of Ukraine by bus..."

(Kurama)

 

Multi-storey gashes have been torn in the apartment buildings around Saltivka. They will have to be destroyed — BBC News."A few residents are trying to survive.
Among the ruins in Saltivka.
Shaking her head. A tear still under her eye.
“How many have been killed now?”
“And just boys, 18 years old.
They had only just begun to live.”
The frontline was less than 10 miles away.
There are fears that ‘orcs’ troops might return to Kharkiv.
A few residents are trying to survive.
Among the ruins in Saltivka..."

(Kurama)

 

"He is a sailor from Mariupol.
On the morning of the invasion.
His brother-in-law's family fled
their home for the port city.
Half an hour after they arrived.
The first explosions the family heard far.
Before even finishing their tea,
they decided to leave Mariupol and escape..."

(Kurama)

 

 

CCTV shows missile striking Ukrainian shopping mall — BBC News"One missile hit close.
While the other struck.
The mall in the centre of Kremenchuk.
“We were working.”
At 16:00 on Monday.
“We thought we were far away from the frontier.”..."

(Kurama)

 

 

 

Painting by Nikita Titov."‘Orcs’ captured the land.
‘Orcs’ captured, but she’s back to.
‘Orcs’ captured the land.
‘Gandalf the Green’ announced her release from ‘Mordor’.
“I’m grateful to everyone who worked for this result. Tayra is already home.”
“I know that everything will work out and we’ll all be home as I’m now.”
Tayra thanked ‘Gandalf the Green’ for his efforts to get her released.
Tayra and her driver were taken prisoner by ‘orcs’ on March 16.
The same day an ‘orcs’ airstrike hit a theater, killing around 600 people..."

(Kurama)

 

Illustration by Nikita Titov."He lights two candles.
One is for his daughter.
The other is for her daughter.
Both were killed by an ‘orcs’ shell in Mariupol.
Every day in Vinnytsia.
At the Holy Transfiguration Cathedral.
Stunningly ornate.
‘My dear girls, time will come when we meet.’"

(Kurama)

 

A damaged building can be seen in Lysychansk as black smoke rises from the nearby city of Severodonetsk — BBC News.““In Lysychansk, if you are alive.
It’s a good day,” now almost in ‘orcs’ hands.
Leaving nothing but scorched earth.
‘Mordor’ is erasing history.
Some still trying to get out of their homes.
Rushing to board an armoured truck.
Scattering and ducking for cover.
At the sound of another shell...”
 
(Kurama)

 

Illustration by Nikita Titov."The true extent of the horror is hard to uncover.
The true existence of the hellhole is hard to uncover.
Telliing as her eyes water.
She fled Mariupol just two weeks ago.
With the help of her daughter..."

(Kurama)

 

 

 

 

Illustration by Nikita Titov"Irpin is on the doorstep of Kyiv.
A haven for families before the war.
In a red coat for four weeks.
In a street of the leafy town.
Lying where she’d been trampled once.
Under the wheels of ‘orcs’ armoured vehicles.
In a red coat for four weeks.
Not once but over and over again..."

(Kurama)

 

 

The Sviatohirsk Lavra ablaze"For the passion to the skies.
The Sviatohirsk Lavra ablaze.
A wooden monastery.
All Saints Monastery.
Prayers engulfed.
Upon Holy Hill..."

(Kurama)

 

 

 

Kira from Mariupol. Russians killed her father and abducted the wounded girl to the territory not controlled by Ukraine — Охматдит (ohmatdyt.com.ua)"‘Orcs’ captured the land.
‘Orcs’ captured, but she’s back to.
‘Orcs’ captured the land.
From her native Mariupol almost to ‘Mordor’.
She miraculously returned to Kyiv through ‘Gandalf the Green’.
She smiles and doesn’t let go of her grandpa.
So that no one would kidnap her anymore.
The most precious thing with her is her dad’s mobile phone.
This is the only thing she has left from her dad..."

(Kurama)

 

Painting by Svitlana Chebanova (fragment). Mykolaiv."Pummelling surrounding villages.
Forcing thousands to flee.
‘Orcs’ are on the outskirts.
To the east and south.
She has decided.
For her youngest children.
It’s time to leave Mykolaiv.
To hug and goodbye..."

(Kurama)

 

Barricades have been set up on roads in Kyiv using concrete blocks and tank traps from the city's museum — BBC News"For the freedom.
For the freedom of the entire civilised world.
The light and the darkness.
The light and the darkness between ‘Mordor’ and the entire world.
Three months a soldier.
Three months a soldier had put university on hold.
Engaged he believes.
Engaged he believes in the mission of his life..."

(Kurama)

 

Hlib Stryzhko suffered a broken pelvis and jaw when he came under attack from a Russian tank."“I am ready to continue my fight.”
In a hospital bed in his home city, Poltava.
His pelvis is supported by metal scaffolding.
His recovery should take around eight months.
Despite the concerned look on his mother's face.
He has no doubt what he wants to do next.
“It could be both at the frontline or somewhere else.”
“I’ll help the army to bring victory over ‘orcs’ closer.”
A smiling 25-year-old soldier.
Suffered many injuries while trying to defend Mariupol..."
(Kurama)

 

The road from Severodonetsk to Bakhmut has been bombed out by Russian forces. Photo by Sergiy Haidai."To flee the heavily-bombed city.
My "craziest journey" by bicycle unharmed.
From Severodonetsk to Bakhmut.
At least two air strikes near me.
There were holes on the road.
Everything there was smashed up.
It's a frontline road, after all.
Thank God, there were no corpses..."

(Kurama)

 

Painting by Anta Frirean"Sleep, my sweet heart.
Sleep at home.
You are my sweet heart.
I am your sweet home.
Sleep, my sweet heart.
Sleep at home.
You are living on the breast.
Today is another day..."

(Kurama)

 

War in Ukraine (2022). The russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022. Borodyanka-2022. Бородянка. Квітень 2022 року. Наслідки російського вторгнення в Україну."Where am I coming?
It’s a wrong road.
Shot and burnt.
Familiar cars need familiar faces.
Where am I coming?
It’s a wrong road.
Twisted and crumbled away.
Familiar fences need familiar faces..."

(Kurama)

 

Photo by Dmytro Kozatskyi."Pinning shadows against walls.
Raise me up. Raise me up.
Feeling the breathing of fire blazes.
Raise me up. Raise me up.
Creeping frozen darkness up on me.
Warm me up. Warm me up.
Leading flames on my own.
Warm me up. Warm me up."

(Kurama)

 

Author photo: Orest, Kozatsky_D / Twitter"Welcome home, dear sunshine.
A gracious smile. Yes, I’m alive.
Welcome home, dear sunshine.
Deep in the sky. Yes, I’m alive.
Welcome home, dear sunshine.
Long absence. Yes, I’m alive...."

(Kurama)

 

 

"Where is the board?
Caissa is with me.
Art, only art.
Her ruthless breast can move.
Endless bombardment.
Without water and food.
Trapped or luring?
Playing chess..."

(Kurama)

 

 

"How many legs?
How many griefs?
I’ve thought over.
If I didn’t go.
How many angers?
How many tears?
I think over.
If I didn't go..."

(Kurama)

 

 

Professor Fedir Shandor giving lectures to his students.

"“I like to see students.
So please turn on the cameras.
Please do not sleep.
Mine is also almost always on.”
“They understand where I am.
So, they have to get out of bed.”
Says a professor in a trench.
Where he dug deep with his hands."

(Kurama)

 

"‘Orcs’ torture the land.
‘Orcs’ torture, but he’ll be back to.
‘Orcs’ torture the land."

(Kurama)

 

 

 

 

 Illustration by Nikita Titov."Was it only blind bad luck?
Vanished. What does that mean?
Was it only blind bad luck?
Disappeared. What was that cause?
A father went out on an errand,
and didn't return.
In the village of Hurivshchyna.
She is waiting for her father..."

(Kurama)

 

Painting by Nikita Titov."All that time we were praying."
Numerous ‘orcs’ checkpoints.
Passing through the horror.
"We thought those were our last minutes.
It was extremely scary.
But we were lucky." 

(Kurama)

 

 

mordor"‘Orcs’ tortured the land.
‘Orcs’ tortured, but he’s back to.
‘Orcs’ tortured the land..."

(Kurama)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ukrainian prayer"Three evacuation buses entered, but only one returned.
From the front line town of Popasna, in eastern Ukraine's Donbas.
‘Orcs’ everyday advance a little further.
Food supplies in Popasna are expected to run out within a week.
Playing a key role in helping to evacuate people.
But five volunteer drivers and staff are either missing or captured..."

(Kurama)

 

 

Ілюстрація Антона Логова.

"On a day.
On a cold day.
On a land.
On a snowy land.
Keep an eye.
Keep an eagle eye.
Call a name.
Call a dear name.
And wait.
And wait.
And wait.
Far away..."

(Kurama)

 

"Celebrate our Easter,
the resurrection of Christ.
We show the world,
nothing can defeat our Ukraine."

(Kurama)

 

 

 

 

Illustration by Nikita Titov."Now I run for the border.
I ran away from Kherson.
Now I run for my dear life.
I ran away from the terror..."

(Kurama)

 

 

 

 

"This morning shook my home,
from whole prospects of peace at hand. 
This morning struck me,
shattering sense of safety at all.
This morning pained Lviv,
to decide the only move to fight at once.
This morning changed land,
just before to focus in Donbas."

(Kurama)

 

Illustration by Nikita Titov"For a moment of life,
For a moment of death,
A poet left already love for home.
For a moment of peace,
For a moment of fight,
A poet left already Lviv for Luhansk.
For a moment of smile,
For a moment of sigh,
A poet left already love for home."
(Kurama)

 

Illustration by Nikita Titov."Bleeding. Freeing.
Willing. Mariupol.
Homeland.
Port town.
Remain.
The only one for me.
Bleeding. Freeing.
Shielding. Mariupol..."

(Kurama)

 

07.03.2022, a museum dedicated to philosopher and poet Hryhoriy Skovoroda in Kharkiv region was destroyed after Russian shelling hit the roof. Photos by Oleh Synyehubov on Telegram.​"The morning sunshine is sparkling 
and pouring into his house.
A direct shell hit the roof 
and scattered rubbles all over.
But could not succeed 
to stop a 300-year-old poet.
Going for a moonlight 
stroll in Skovorodynivka"

(Kurama)

 

Chernihiv Regional Library for Youth after the russian bombing. "For a breath of a poet,
a breeze comes round.
’Cause burn clay to bricks,
let winds borrow books!
Let burst into bloom of words
clay round the Library.
’Cause burn clay to bricks,
let rains borrow books!
Let burst into bloom of words
clay round Chernihiv."

(Kurama)

 

Lysychansk Gymnasium. Photo by Sergiy Gayday."Red-brick and stone walls.
Blue sky and a white cloud.
The glory of the heritage.
Survived two world wars.
Black smoke poured out.
Red flames blazed up.
Through a targeted shelling.
In the school of hard knocks..."

(Kurama)

 

 


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