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Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Bomb Shelter Wall and the Dove Haiku

written on International Women's Day for Ukrainian girls

bomb shelter wall
the girl draws a dove flying
to a field of sunflowers


Lviv Art Center
turned into a refugee shelter
the sunflowers
in a pink-haired girl's painting
change into soaring white doves

FYI: Lviv Art Center is an art center with a gallery in Lviv, Ukraine. It opened in 2020 as a new cultural landmark of the city. Art center positions itself as an modern, open and inclusive multifunctional space.

Added: written one day after International Women's Day against War and for Peace

the silhouette
of a soaring white dove
girl at the border