Thursday, March 25, 2021

A Room of My Own: Day and Night, And Yet

One Hundred Ninety-First Entry, Coronavirus Poetry Diary

at the rally
tens of thousands shout
no more lockdowns ...
flies bouncing around
inside an empty bottle

in this beach motel
for two weeks
the seawall of silence
between me and shadows

Added: One Hundred Ninety-Second Entry, written in response to the new report details 'disturbing rise' in anti-Asian hate crimes in Canada, CTV News, March 23

an old Asian man
knocked down by white men
one-day-old headline
replaced by mass-shooting news
as usual, life goes on ...

1 comment:

  1. The best nugget of insight I found was by poet Robert Frost. In 1954, writer Ray Josephs asked Frost what was the most important thing he’d learned about life. His answer was published as, “Robert Frost’s Secret,” in This Week Magazine, a Sunday newspaper supplement at the time.
    “In three words, I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life. It goes on,” Frost replied. “It always has. It always will. Don’t forget that.”

    -- excerpted from Pandemic-surviving [white American] poet Robert Frost said it best: Life goes on (Chicago Tribune, March 24), accessed at