Wednesday 19 April 2023

Prayer Net

While angsting about my discarded clothes a friend told me about a phenomenon which is taking place not just in Ukraine but all over Europe.

Read on and watch the videos

They're singing songs all over Ukraine

as they sort and dye, snip and cut,

fabric, blankets, even ladies' tights

folded and woven, thumb over finger over thumb-

Simulating  their own hedgerows

mosaics of leaf foliage of greens and browns

of earth's changing hue, mirroring the seasons

and strung on nets meant for fishing and play,

a canopy of handmade prayers and patriotic songs and hope-

Homespun now 

to deter

to deflect drones 

to defend Homeland

to stay bombs

to save lives.

Copyright 2023 Cathy Leonard All rights reserved

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