Russia-Ukraine-War | 41st Day, a poem by Lali Tsipi Michaeli at

Russia-Ukraine-War | 41st Day


41st Day

written by: Lali Tsipi Michaeli

translated by: Oded Peled


Russian soldier rapes a Ukrainian girl
And another soldier.
And one more.
And the latter says:
When you grow up, remember
Who we are, the Russians.
Her parents are
Already just mere bodies.
She is a new orphan.
The blood is liquid and hot red.
They were shot in front of her eyes.
She’s seen it all,
Heard it all,
Tasted everything
With screaming mouth.
But now
There is no father and no mother
To the world too.

And yes, she will definitely remember
Who are the Russians.

Lali Tsipi Michaeli

Lali Tsipi Michaeli

Lali Tsipi Michaeli is an Israeli poet. She immigrated from Georgia to Israel at the age of 7. She has published six poetry books so far. Attended international poetry festivals. She was part of a residency program for talented writers in New York in 2018. Her books have been translated into foreign languages in New York, India, France, Italy, Georgia, Ukraine, Russia, Romania, Turkey, China, among other countries. Michaeli was defined by Prof. Gabriel Moked as "Urban-Erotic Poet" in his book "In real-time" and considered innovative by critics. In the Rabindranath Tagore International Poetry Competition, she won the Poiesis International Award for Excellence In Poetry (2020). And in the international poetry festival in Romania she won the European Grand Prix for Po-etry (2021).
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