When Will the Crown of the Kremlin King Fall?


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


Vyacheslav Konoval is a Ukrainian poet whose work is devoted to the most pressing social problems of our time, such as poverty, ecology, relations between the people and the government, and war.

His poems have appeared in many magazines, including Anarchy Anthology Archive, International Poetry Anthology, Literary Waves Publishing, Sparks of Kaliopa, Reach of the Song 2022, Diogenes for Culture Journal, «Scars of my heart from the war»«Poetry for Ukraine»«Rhyming»«La page Blanche», Norwich University research center, «Impakter»«Military Review»«The Lit»«Allegro»«Innisfree poetry journal»,«Atunes Galaxy Poetry», «Ekscentrika», «Mere Inkling», «EgoPhobia», «Fulcrum», «Omnibus», «Adirondack Center for Writing», «Lothlorien Poetry Journal», Revista Literaria «Taller Igitur», «Tarot Poetry Journal», «Tiny Seed Literature Journal», «Best American Poetry Blog», «Quilled Ink Review», «Chronograph Poetry Journal», the Appalachian Journal «Dark Horse», «Agape», «Mascara Literary Review», «Gray Sparrow», «ArLJo», «Ekstasis», «The Bloom Litarery Journal», «Novus Litarery Journal».

Vyacheslav's poems were translated into Spanish, French, Scottish, and Polish languages.

His poems also have been read at meetings of various poetry groups, including Newman Poetry Group, Never Talk Innocence, Voicing Art Poetry Reading for Ukraine, Worcester County Poetry, Brussels Writer's Circle, and Poets Anonymous May Middle-Met, Brett Show by Andrea, the Manx Bard group, Allinghman Art Festival, Versopolis Poetry Expo 2023, poetry readings «Poetry of Struggle and Solidarity», «Poetic Voices».

He is a member of the Geer Poetry Group (Wales) and a member of the Federation of Scottish Writers.


  1. SSGT Larry CogswellApril 12, 2023 at 11:40 AM

    Incredible to write while your country is being invaded. I applaud you.

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