While many friends and strangers have been writing their poem a day for NaPoWriMo/ GloPoWriMo 2020, which ends today, here in Ireland we celebrate Poetry Day Ireland. This year I should have been working with the kids in my local primary school, but such are the lockdown realities that PoetryDayIRL has had to go digital. I am grateful that many poets have created videos or shared sound files. Follow this link and you can find virtual/digital events that have been created on the hoof given lockdown realities. https://www.poetryireland.ie/news/poetry-day-ireland-2020-goes-digital.
The theme for 2020 is “There Will Be Time.” The ‘spark’ came from a poetry resource from NaPoWriMo, which referenced both Robert Browning and Emily Dickinson. As they say…poets steal.
There Will Be Time Past present, yet to be – where we once again tread upon enchanted ground. When once we cried out time was all that we wanted, It was, actually, the remedy needed. Not sands dissolving down the hour glass, or ray’s tracing shadow over sundial or yardarm. No. Enchantment succeeds by threading the needle in the haystack. And still drops, when all time has stopped. Copyright © Bee Smith, 2020. All rights reserved.
The cuckoo clock that is the featured image is an invitation to visit my final poem of NaPoWriMo GloPoWriMo 2020. Click here https://sojourningsmith.blog/2020/04/30/something-returns/