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"When will the crown of the Kremlin King fall?" by Vyacheslav Konoval

When will the crown of the Kremlin King fall?

The black domes of churches meet the sun,

on the right, a bloody tile polished to a shine,

of a pale castle, listening to the bells of pagan altars.

A little demon crawls into it,

whispering the words of a biblical prophet,

he is not worthy of the pharisee’s fate.

Rest at last, soulless!


Vyacheslav Konoval is a Ukrainian poet whose works have been translated into Spanish, French, Scottish, and Polish. His poems have appeared in more than 44 international and foreign literary magazines. Vyacheslav is a member of the Geer Poetry Group (Wales) and a member of the Federation of Scottish Writers.

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