The pandemic has sure got the world on a standstill. Our lives aren’t ours anymore, and we have no one to blame! With the spread of the COVID pandemic, we had to resort to severe measures such as isolation and quarantine. While it is an unfortunate scenario, lovers around the world cannot stop brooding about how they cannot see one another. There was no way of knowing that this coronavirus would lock us inside our homes. And now, there is no other way but to wait before we see our special someone.
Dear One Absent This Long While written by Lisa Olstein, express the woes of lovers around the world who cannot see each other.
The health workers and several others are working for the betterment of the people. So many have sacrificed their commitments to fight against the pandemic. Our sympathies are with everyone. But then, those in quarantine and isolation need to keep themselves entertained. Looking at the news already causes a lot of anxiety, then the stress of not being able to meet others is like fuming fire in every corner of the heart.
We found you the PERFECT QUARANTINE POEM!!!
“Dear One Absent This Long While,” written by Lisa Olstein in the year 2006, has the best lines to describe the feelings couples feel during these trying quarantine times.
Dear One Absent This Long While
By: Lisa Olstein
It has been so wet stones glaze in moss;everything blooms coldly.I expect you. I thought one night it was youat the base of the drive, you at the foot of the stairs,you in a shiver of light, but each timeleaves in wind revealed themselves,the retreating shadow of a fox, daybreak.We expect you, cat and I, bluebirds and I, the stove.In May we dreamed of wreaths burning on bonfiresover which young men and women leapt.June efforts quietly.I’ve planted vegetables along each garden wallso even if spring continues to disappointwe can say at least the lettuce loved the rain.I have new gloves and a new hoe.I practice eulogies. He was a hawkwith white feathered legs. She had the quiet ribsof a salamander crossing the old pony post road.Yours is the name the leaves chatterat the edge of the unrabbited woods.
About Lisa Olstein
With several poems in her kitty, Lisa Olstein has become a distinguished and recognized poet in the present. With a degree in Creative Writing, No wonder, she is a faculty member for creative writing at the UT College of Texas at Austin. Library Journal and Little Stranger recognized her poetry collection titled, “Lost Alphabet” (2009) as the Best Poetry Books of the Year.
Charming as she looks, her words are taking people by a storm of feelings and expressions.