Poet of the Month- Marina Lonina


Maria Lonina, Poet


Peter the Great

Peter the Great

Peter the tall

To modernize Russia

He answered the call

He built St Petersburg

Some say a ‘city of bones’

One still hears the workers cries and groans

He made the city strong

He made her new

But most importantly he gained access to the Baltic blue

“Captain” Peter

Built Russia’s first Navy

“Commander” Peter

Increased the size of his Army

Peter the “Westernizer”

Peter the “Paver”

Paved the road for Russia so the whole world could see

The changes he made forcibly