Two More Poems by Slava Konoval

Soledar is in the blood
Around the city «field chocolate»
melting from the kisses of spring in the middle of winter.
In the smoke, artillery cannons play
with the mutilated bricks.
Soledar is awake, Soledar is fighting.
Eastern cockroaches advance in quarters,
they are not oppressed by the Marvel Heroes,
in ambushes and chats are the former musicians, actors, and sellers.
These are the heroes who hold the city for a year
on the borders of justice and honor.

Fingers die in the cold
The aurora twinkles,
the evening abyss turns red
Fingers die in the cold in trench truths
oh, the heart is washed with blood
for the fighters of the Force of the Spirit in the Donbas steppes.
The candle burns faster,
the German Leopards are about to roar
No, there are already convulsions!
The doctor amputated the fingers.
They stand for the whole world
against the devil's leg
which limps forward ahead.
Where are Your tanks?
Fingers die in the cold
Slava Konoval

Vyacheslav (Slava) Konoval is a Ukrainian poet whose work is devoted to the most pressing social problems of our time, such as poverty, ecology, relations between the people and the government, and war. His poems have appeared in many magazines, including Anarchy Anthology Archive, International Poetry Anthology, Literary Waves Publishing, Sparks of Kaliopa, Reach of the Song 2022, Diogenes for Culture Journal, Scars of my heart from the war, Poetry for Ukraine, Rhyming, La page Blanche, Norwich University Research Center, Impakter, Military Review, The Lit, Allegro, Innisfree poetry journal, Atunes Galaxy Poetry, Ekscentrika, Mere Inkling, EgoPhobia, Fulcrum, Omnibus, Adirondack Center for Writing, Lothlorien Poetry Journal, Revista Literaria, Taller Igitur, Tarot Poetry Journal, Tiny Seed Literature Journal, Best American Poetry Blog, Quilled Ink Review, Chronograph Poetry Journal, the Appalachian Journal, Dark Horse, Agape, and Quilled Ink Review. Vyacheslav's poems were translated into Spanish, French, Scottish, and Polish languages.His poems also have been read at meetings of various poetry groups, including Newman Poetry Group, Never Talk Innocence, Voicing Art Poetry Reading for Ukraine, Worcester County Poetry, Brussels Writer's Circle, and Poets Anonymous May Middle-Met, Brett Show by Andrea, the Manx Bard group, Allinghman Art Festival, and Versopolis Poetry Expo 2023. He is a member of the Geer Poetry Group (Wales) and a member of the Federation of Scottish Writers.

error: Content is protected !!

Your Cart

Cart is empty.