Tabatha at The Opposite of Indifference is hosting Poetry Friday this week. She's sharing a found poem by her daughter and reminding us about patience versus kicking-butt.
.This week marks the unwanted anniversary of Russian invading Ukraine. Last Saturday, the interstate bridge over the Columbia River had many out in support of Ukraine with flags and signs.
As one of the prompts of Laura Shovan's Poetry Travel, a different photo was shared about Russians honoring victims of from the January bombing. Sometimes the best I can do is to find a poem in the news. I found this article at Reuters.
Found Poem from “Russians lay flowers at improvised memorials to commemorate Dnipro dead”
Remembering the Dniro Dead
at the monument
to Ukrainian poet, Taras Shevchenko
victims of a Russian missile attack
people were still unaccounted
One ribbon read "Forgive"
universal human values
compassion, goodwill, grief
one way or another
this shouldn't become normal
©2023, jone rush macculloch
Invitation: April 14, 2023 Classic Found Poetry Palooza
2/24/2023 01:09:38 pm
This war definitely shouldn't become normal. Nice image for your Classic Found Poem Palooza
2/24/2023 02:23:50 pm
I very much appreciate those of you who can put words to this anniversary -- I love that using found words from others was where you found yours. You used them to good effect.
2/24/2023 04:51:29 pm
Jone, it is difficult to imagine that the war is continuing even with all the publicity that the word brings to light. Your poem's last line is the truth. The Classic Found Poetry Palooza ad is striking and inviting.
2/25/2023 03:13:51 am
Amen and Amen! Thanks for honoring the sad and unwanted anniversary.
2/25/2023 04:39:21 am
Heartbreaking news everyday and placing the news in a found poem doesn’t elevate it but helps manage it in some way through art. Thank you, Jone.
2/25/2023 09:03:32 am
Jone, thank you for the found poem, with a powerful message. Your going to the news in remembering this unwanted anniversary is a powerful way to honor the Ukrainians who are going through this so bravely. Yes, "this shouldn't become normal."
2/26/2023 07:37:27 am
I think of them all every day, the men and women who a little over a year ago were going about their own regular living days, not anymore. It should not become normal but right now, I guess it has become theirs. It's a great found poem, Jone, full of sympathy.
2/26/2023 12:38:02 pm
This is such a powerful found poem. It’s hard to imagine what the last year has been like for those so much closer to the war.
2/27/2023 12:36:43 pm
Perhaps found poems are the best we can do when attempting to make sense of tragedy
Leave a Reply.
All photos and poems in these blog posts are copyrighted to Jone Rush MacCulloch 2006- Present. Please do not copy, reprint or reproduce without written permission from me.
2022 Progressive Poem
1 April 1 Irene at Live Your Poem
2 Donna Smith at Mainly Write
3 Catherine Flynn at Reading to the Core
4 Mary Lee at A(nother) Year of Reading
5 Buffy at Buffy Silverman
6 Molly at Nix the Comfort Zone
7 Kim Johnson at Common Threads
8 Rose Cappelli at Imagine the Possibilities
9 Carol Varsalona at Beyond Literacy Link
10 Linda Baie at Teacher Dance
11 Janet Fagel at Reflections on the Teche
12 Jone at Jone Rush MacCulloch
13 Karin Fisher-Golton at Still in Awe
14 Denise Krebs at Dare to Care
15 Carol Labuzzetta @ The Apples in my Orchard
16 Heidi Mordhorst at My Juicy Little Universe
17 Ruth at There is no such thing as a God-forsaken Town
18 Patricia at Reverie
19 Christie at Wondering and Wandering
20 Robyn Hood Black at Life on the Deckle Edge
21 Kevin at Dog Trax
22 Margaret at Reflections on the Teche
23 Leigh Anne at A Day in the Life
24 Marcie Atkins
25 Marilyn Garcia
26 JoAnn Early Macken
27 Janice at Salt City Verse
28 Tabatha at The Opposite of Indifference
29 Karen Eastlund at Karen’s Got a Blog
30 Michelle Kogan Painting, Illustration, & Writing