CORONAVIRUS CRISIS: Heartwarming poem posted on Write Out Loud and set to music strikes worldwide chord
An uplifting and comforting poem to help us through the coronavirus crisis and lockdown that was posted on Write Out Loud – and put to music as well – has struck a worldwide chord. ‘In the Time of Quiet’ by Philippa Atkin begins: “No one’s told the daffodils about the pause to Spring / And no one’s told the birds to roost and asked them not to sing / No one’s asked the lazy bee to cease his bumbling round / And no one’s stoppe...
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