Even in the Time of COVID
I published my first book of poetry, dedicated to my mother who died of COVID-19 the day after Thanksgiving. It is available in softcover, eBook, and PDF formats through Blurb.
2020 was a stressful year for most of us, with joys amid the limitations and sorrows. The fourteen poems in this book reflect my pandemic experiences as I hunkered down at home, and shifted to virtual visitation with my mother who was in a nursing home.
As my mother's POA, I purchased for her (with her own money) a lovely Celtic harp and learned to play some simple tunes for her during our Facetime visits. It was a wonderful way for us to have quality time together, and she enjoyed my playing and a number of singalongs. Even with her dementia she remembered the lyrics to many of her old favorites and popular tunes. So there was much to be thankful for, including the technology that made it possible for us to spend time together.
Here is the poem from which the book takes its title:
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