Protest poems by Dmitry Strotsev
Dmitry Strotsev's poetry moves in its very own border country in between political themes, issues of power abuse, religiosity, and spirituality.
He illustrates the government’s abusive violence and the resistance towards it as a uniting force of the people.
Each day he wrote one poem in opposition to the regime which was widely shared on social media and translated to a dozen languages. We publish two of his poems.
for three days have taken off
from their hips
fragments of Czech grenades
that is all
we can expect
Translated by Tatiana Bonch-Osmolovskaya
that all they do is gather honey
they are pollinating a garden
that all they do is gather a country
they are healing the world
Translated bt Valzhina Mort