Social distancing, isolation. quarantine – all these were words that we didn’t use in 2019. But here we are, home-schooling, working from home and finding new ways to keep ourselves occupied.
So I got together with my poetry group and created a book of poems - about staying indoors, washing hands, home-school and so much more.
These poems were all written during the period of staying indoors, to amuse ourselves and to bring cheer to others. It is also more than that. As writers and poets, our feelings are often expressed in words and while we worked, talked to our families, went for our permitted jog or shopping, we also wrote about what we are going through.
The four of us who got together are:
Margaret Bateson-Hill – https://www.margaretbateson-hill.co.uk/
Dom Conlon – https://domconlon.com/
Mo O’Hara – https://moohara.co.uk/
Chitra Soundar – http://www.chitrasoundar.com/
And that’s what creative artists do. Reflect the world around them and help all of us look at our situation from a different perspective
We hope you enjoy reading these poems. If you wish to recite them on video and share with the world, do let us know too. Our social media contacts are available at the end of the book.
Let’s hope for a better world where we unite against all kinds of evil, not just a virus.
Want to write your own poems? Here is an activity to help you.