May 15, 2020
These weird days, the Poetry Board has been reading some poems (as one must hope it is wont to do), and we’re writing to share some of these with you. Each willing member has recommended one poem. Some are new discoveries for their recommenders, others are old friends, and still others have quickly become mainstays of their recommenders’ respective isolations. You can find each one for free online (click on any title for a link), so if you are reading this post—to quote Madi Howard’s rec below—you really have no excuse not to give them a try. These poems have deepened, clarified, eased and enlivened our respective quarantines. May they do for you whatever you need done.
Owen Torrey recommends “Postscript” by Seamus Heaney:
Deep into my second week of self-isolation, I found myself googling the same thing every day: postscript seamus heaney.