Corona Virus Stew – poem by Leela Soma
FiveRings at English Wikipedia / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)
Recipe May 2020
- Shopping list flour, toilet rolls, food, food,
- Stock pile, no space, greed, look after number 1
- Stay home, save lives, save the NHS
- Watch TV, social distance at 2 metres, daily update
- Ventilators, nightingale hospital, PPE
- Care home deaths, scientists graphs, flatten the curve
- Lockdown ennui, supermarket drive, hour walks
- Boredom, kids home schooled, parents tired
- Domestic abuse soars, food bank queues lengthen
- Sun shines in mockery, garden blooms, dig in silence
- Dawn chorus cacophony, animals walk the streets
- Holidays cancelled bleak future, jobs furloughed
- Despair zoomed , facetimed and skyped world wide.
Cook in the diaries. Ink the words, feelings boiled like hard sugar sweets, bake the sour dough hours, grill the photos online.
Freeze in memory. Will keep for years.
Leela Soma, May 2020
- Believe in Scotland Virtual Burns Supper
- Multi-talented and Versatile – Laura Turnbull Fyfe
- This is not the time to be the bad angel by Jim Byrne
- Poetry by Hafsah Bashir
- Mother India Cafe & Open for Takeaway and Uber Eats
- Online End of Year Quiz Night with Duglus T Stewart
- Mary Irvine’s Blog: The Eve of Destruction – again?
- Shaking Hands With Christmas – Brian Whittingham
- I Was A Child Of The Thirties – Christina Byrne
- Winter Rain – Derek J. Brown
- Jasmine Boutique – Stay at Home Service
- Weird Pleasure by Jim Ferguson review of the launch by Pat Byrne
- Tak Tent (Take Care) Christmas video – Janet Crawford
- Ice on Loch Lomond a poem by Catriona Malan
- Hopes and Fears by James Connarty
- Driving to Mass by Micheal Norton
- Mary Irvine’s Blog: A Year to Remember – or forget..
- Ruby saves the day by Gillian Mayes
- Book Launch: Weird Pleasure by Jim Ferguson
- Reunion – a poem by Rizwan Akhtar