This quarantine is tiresome. I'm ready to be done. And, I realize I'm fortunate to be able to say that for me the worst is tiresome. I am well. My family is well. We are doing our best to distance and stay well. Even still, this pandemic is wearing.
Recently, The American Academy of Poets held a virtual Poetry Reading. I registered even though I wasn't sure I would participate. But, I opened my computer and was completely and happily connected to a vast community of poets and people who love poetry reading poems aloud around the world.
The program was beautiful. You can watch it here: https://poets.org/shelter-poems
The carefully selected poems were stunning. I found myself grabbing paper to scribble lines --even though the poems are online for all to read and see.
This hour of poetry was really beautiful...and made me appreciate what I have including health and safety. I hope it does for you as well. Enjoy the anthology.
My favorite from the evening:
The House Was Quiet and The World Was Calm
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