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Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Sunflower Wall Tapestry Haiku

written in response to Al Jazeera, August 23: "Kyiv bans Independence Day celebrations, citing the threat of renewed Russian attacks."

sunflower wall tapestry ...
the faraway look
in a Ukrainian girl's eyes

FYI: The sunflower is Ukraine's national flower. And NBC News, August 24: Zelenskyy hails a 'reborn' Ukraine on its Independence Day six months after Russia invaded

On Feb. 24, we were told: You have no chance. On Aug. 24, we say: Happy Independence Day, Ukraine!