Haiku: Frozen trees in Kiev

Jewish-Ukrainian artist Abraham Manievich, A Frozen Scene Outside Kyiv (1908).

we stand together

through thick and thin

married at birth

silently honouring unwritten treaties

#111 2022/03/07

In response to a recently published tanka inspired by the above photo by Gabriel Rosenstock who composed it in both Irish and English:

ní bhraitear sa chroí
an draíocht atá i ngach crann
tá an croí sioctha
sa gheimhreadh atá an Úcráin
geimhreadh fada an anama

the magic of trees
is not mirrored in the heart:
it knows only frost
Ukraine is in a winter
the long winter of the soul


Published by The Baron

Retired non-profit administrator.

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