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Thibaut "ReadingsB", contributor to the

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Lauriers pour l'Ukraine

by Bernard Anton, published on June 2, 2022 by Les Éditions Involved.

His favorite quote:

"Believing oneself invincible,

history writes these butcheries,

bleeding rivers."

Why this book?

  • Because this book deals with a cruelly realistic subject

    , the war between Ukraine and Russia, but in the form of a collection of poems.

  • Because this work puts forward haiku,

    a poetic art of Japanese origin, which is attributed to the great Bashō Matsuo and which dates from the 17th century.

  • Because it's very easy to read, thanks to an

    original, airy and intelligent layout.

  • Because this work also addresses another theme

    dear to the heart of its author Bernard Anton, ecology.

The essentials in 2 minutes

The plot.

The live war from Ukraine shook the whole world.

A movement of solidarity and compassion has formed to support the resistance of this country and to denounce crimes against humanity.

Bernard Anton's short poems follow this movement.


The individuals presented in this collection do not have specific names.

They are peoples, humans, but also animals.

Part of the book is dedicated to Brigitte Bardot.


Eastern Europe, Ukraine, Quebec (Canada) where the artist lives.

The time.


The author.

Bernard Anton is a very prolific author and specialist in the form of haiku.

Based in Quebec, he was passionate about therapy and even theorized the importance of forgiveness in healing body and soul.

This book was read with

enthusiasm because beyond the war, this discovery makes it possible to clearly identify the favorite issues and the themes of predilection of Bernard Anton which are love, the excesses of corruption and the weight of violence, but also the splendor of nature.

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