Poena 2 ~ This moment in Covid Times

Here I am
standing alone
on the balcony,
to the sounds
the children
once made.
My empty nest
sanitised now.
The Way of the COVID World.
Wait, an orange-rust hoopoe
visits, a parrot or two
add visual charm
to my confined space.
June 14th 2020
“A poem only seeks to add to the world and now seems the time to give.”
Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate UK 2009 – 2019;
Professor of Contemporary Poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University.

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Published by Jayshree M. Tripathi

Jayshree Misra Tripathi lived a nomadic lifestyle from 1986 till 2015, as the wife of a career foreign service officer in the Indian Civil Service. She has written from across three continents - as a freelance journalist, poet and chronicler. Jayshree followed up her MA in English (Literature) from Delhi University (1978), with a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Rights Law from the National Law School of India University, Bengaluru (Distance Education programme, 2001). She has taught English Language and Literature, been an examiner in English for the Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Organisation and was their trained Consultant.

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