Monday, April 19, 2021

NPM Spring Cleaning Day 19, Tim Gels on the Empty School


I have had this poem by Tim Gels open on my desktop since last December, when he posted this perfect meditation on his empty school. I think we all feared that at the end of the pandemic we wouldn't know people, places, and things as we once did. And in many cases that fear has been realized, hasn't it?  Thanks for expressing it so beautifully, Tim.


This is the ninth year of the Progressive Poem! See the schedule below to find where to go for today's line and to see who's participating this year.

April 1 Kat Apel at Kat Whiskers
2 Linda Mitchell at A Word Edgewise
3 Mary Lee at A Year of Reading
4 Donna Smith at Mainly Write
5 Irene Latham at Live your Poem
6 Jan Godown Annino at BookseedStudio
7 Rose Cappelli at Imagine the Possibilities
8 Denise Krebs at Dare to Care
9 Margaret Simon at Reflections on the Teche
10 Molly Hogan at Nix the Comfort Zone
11 Buffy Silverman
12 Janet Fagel at Reflections on the Teche
13 Jone Rush MacCulloch
14 Susan Bruck at Soul Blossom Living
15 Wendy Taleo at Tales in eLearning
16 Heidi Mordhorst at my juicy little universe
17 Tricia Stohr Hunt at The Miss Rumphius Effect
18 Linda Baie at Teacher Dance
19 Carol Varsalona at Beyond Literacy Link
20 Robyn Hood Black at Life on the Deckle Edge
21 Leigh Anne Eck at A Day in the Life
22 Ruth Hersey at There is No Such Thing as a God-forsaken Town
23 Janice Scully at Salt City Verse
24 Tabatha Yeatts at The Opposite of Indifference
25 Shari Daniels at Islands of my Soul
26 Tim Gels at Yet There is Method at
27 Rebecca Newman
28 Catherine Flynn at Reading to the Core
29 Christie Wyman at Wondering and Wondering
30 Michelle Kogan at More Art 4 All


Linda B said...

I remember Tim's poem & sent it to my daughter because as you see in those comments, she & I had been talking about ALL the places that had emptied, wondering how it was going to be upon return. Now we know some of it but it is not the same of course. Perhaps someday, if we can remember! Thanks for sharing again, Ruth!

Cathy said...

In some ways, I think you are right, this has been realized. My hope is that it eventually all comes back to us. Will we ever be the same about so many things we once took for granted? Time will tell. I enjoyed Tim's poem. Thank you for sharing it.