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Birds of Mariupol

Twittle on the wing

Birds flying low over snow and dried stalks of grain, overlaid by a map of Ukraine and the words, Birds of Mariupol.
Assembled by writer in PowerPoint using: “Snow Buntings” by airboy123 licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0, and the Ukraine flag/map by Elionas from Pixabay

Mariupol lies in ruins
yet its life spirit still sings
Birds, take flight with its seeds,
freedom wins when given new wings

© Carolyn Hastings 2022




We are living in the digital world, covered in the autonomous aspects & tracked motions of life. Yet, somehow we are losing some critical elements. Keyboards, touchpads, & speech-to-text are there, but we believe that handwritten words on paper is still meaningful to some poets.

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Carolyn Hastings

Carolyn Hastings

Well-practiced speech pathologist now practicing to be a children’s book writer — emphasis on practicing.

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