My sister, Martha E. Snell, is a fine poet. We have collaborated over the past several years, as poet and photographer, to share our work as part of Poem City. This remarkable event, created by our local public library (Kellogg-Hubbard Library) has, in the past, brought hundreds of poems to be printed and displayed in the windows of the city’s downtown during April. People on sidewalks would slow to read a special poem or simply graze their way through a block reading every one. An already special city becomes even more so as a result.
But this year, no slowing to read poems in windows! Poem City is all the more remarkable because, undaunted by coronavirus, it has become virtual. You can read all the poems and hear many of them read by the poets by going to the link above.
Even though all the snow has not yet melted in our yard—a result of the blizzard we had a few weeks ago, shown above—I trust we can all find ways to work with each other and melt the chill that too deeply pervades much of our daily lives. I need your inspiration! I’ll share mine!
Thanks, sis, for these lovely poems.