Poems For Quarantine


​I am getting ​with someone upstairs​go to school ​above, making sure there ​, ​not be bored.​but with only ​the house and ​be the sky, watching everyone from ​, ​myself I should ​be by myself ​getting out of ​ I pretend to ​Information from websites: ​worse with reminding ​I am learning ​I am imagining ​

​feelings, and mixed emotions​to go away.​I am getting ​

​don’t like.​family.​I have mixed ​for corona virus ​

​snacks.​food that I ​place with my ​

​I feel like ​

​continue to pray ​reminding myself don’t eat the ​

​food. Learning to like ​a sit down ​is Rainbow.​And I can ​Getting worse with ​Learning to make ​playing outside, imagining staying at ​Today my name ​trusted.​worse with exercise.​responsible.​I am imagining ​By Isabella C.​I can be ​I am getting ​how to be ​a cure.​visit other places.​independent.​doing online schooling.​I am learning ​for COVID-19 to have ​so I can ​I can be ​Getting better on ​and my cousins.​I am dreaming ​

​in the sky ​bored.​food.​

​like my grandparents ​different school.​want to float ​I can be ​better on making ​from other family ​soccer against a ​

​leaf because I ​by myself.​I am getting ​I am hiding ​Dreaming for playing ​

​to be a ​laugh and play ​time.​life.​a friend.​After I want ​I can still ​

​in homework on ​school in real ​for playing with ​be strong.​people can’t.​better on turning ​friends at my ​

​I am dreaming ​want to also ​things that other ​I am getting ​from talking to ​By David M.​strong and I ​I can do ​playing games.​I am hiding ​BRAVE!​because they are ​responsible.​

​Getting better at ​my friends.​that I am ​

​be a bear ​my own food. I can help. I can be ​

​arts and spelling.​from playing with ​way, because I know ​Later I will ​

​I can cook ​better on language ​I am hiding ​get in my ​last forever.​own.​I am getting ​with other people.​obstacle in life ​this will not ​

​things on my ​

​and geometry.​Hiding from being ​let any hard ​and understand that ​

​I can do ​better on math ​virus.​I will never ​

​family and friends ​a better person.​I am getting ​

​from getting corona ​any day.​supportive of my ​I can be ​

​for myself.​I am hiding ​it never happens ​I will be ​I don’t like geometry.​the family and ​


​my way, and make sure ​my friends.​matches.​making food for ​even try new ​this virus from ​can't play with ​playing in soccer ​

​Getting use to ​different things or ​I will erase ​mad that I ​

​I don’t like not ​and fingers.​I can eat ​a successful way.​It makes me ​bored.​with my hands ​at a sit-down place where ​my day in ​I am mad.​I don’t like being ​use to rhythm ​

​Dreaming I am ​blue skies. I will enjoy ​a dinosaur because ​virus.​I am getting ​

​on a computer.​rise into the ​Today I am ​I don’t like corona ​on my iPad.​person rather than ​will be sunshine, the sun will ​always sleepy.​schooling.​watching TV or ​to people in ​

​Tomorrow my name ​because I was ​I don’t like online ​Getting used to ​

​I can talk ​

​come across.​like a koala ​

​my friends.​

​online schooling.​I am dreaming ​respect yourself, and anything you ​Yesterday I felt ​

​playing soccer with ​used to doing ​family.​Isabella means respect, because it’s important to ​is Enrique​I don’t like not ​I am getting ​walk with my ​fall asleep.​Today my name ​home all day.​homework.​and take a ​counting sheep, just trying to ​By Enrique M. ​alone. I don’t like staying ​used to doing ​can go out ​I saw myself ​

​Now With Me.​I don’t like being ​I am getting ​

​Dreaming that I ​the ground.​

​prompts: Who I am. and Everything Right ​my own.​new equipment.​friends and family.​just stay on ​

​from two simple ​

​things away on ​new exercises with ​

​everything with my ​move around, might as well ​poems were created ​worse with throwing ​Learning to do ​do anything and ​was sloth, to lazy to ​

​U. The following three ​

​I am getting ​

​games.​that I can ​

​Yesterday my name ​prompts at SCORES ​

​things by myself.​get better on ​I am dreaming ​safe and healthy.​home with their ​worse with doing ​Learning how to ​to see friends.​School. Daly City​_____________________________________​a portrait painter ​SR: Napping!​LH: What is your ​LH: What’s a book ​

Who I am

​the quarantine because ​

​With Rumi translated ​towards the recipient, so it’s hard to ​

​gift?​organize your bookshelves?​culture—film, tv show, painting, song—could you not ​says, is there anything ​

​thing I wished ​talk about in ​helpful book that ​

​local library as ​you were young?​from a good ​good long browse ​

​Where the Red ​intense emotional reaction ​SR: Okay, I admit it, I’ve never read ​Maud Hart Lovelace.​from it.​with a drawn ​

​with?​SR: They are like ​continue to write ​meet Paula when ​Vogel, a playwriting educator ​practice that had ​

​group for the ​SR: Maybe they’d be surprised ​LH: What part of ​look at grief ​LH: What's the best ​their favorite landscape—meadow, mountain or water, and then come ​blocked. So when my ​

Who I am

​always write, and one can ​

​for the compost ​writing is always ​

​SR: ​confused by time ​Lit Hub: Who do you ​

Poems For Quarantine

​Brooklyn with her ​Conference’s Person of ​into over fifteen ​Bay Area’s shelter-in-place orders at ​

​David M. Woodrow Wilson Elementary ​Buddhist nun.​want to be ​be writing?​a Young Poet.​

​days.​like candy during ​that A Year ​

​is always tailored ​give as a ​LH: How do you ​

​LH: Which non-literary piece of ​me. When an interviewer ​isn’t a single ​always want to ​imagining a more ​read in my ​

​had read when ​again, post-pandemic) or a recommendation ​SR: I love a ​when I read ​elicited the most ​

​read?​shelves, and the Betsy-Tacy series by ​see it, and then dangle ​up the world ​fell in love ​favorite?​reason why I ​

"Everything right now with me"

​good fortune to ​

​SR: Without a doubt, it was Paula ​the place or ​of essential food ​

​readers?​it.​Paula Vogel: try not to ​

​write.​for a while, go to see ​from being mysteriously ​

​believe one can ​and do it. Whether that day’s writing is ​not believing it. By believing that ​write?​felt lonely or ​

​Press.​of Drama, and lives in ​for mid-career playwrights, the National Theater ​and off Broadway, around the country, and internationally, where they’ve been translated ​coaches, and through poetry ​

​poetry during the ​School. SF​I’d be a ​SR: I used to ​are meant to ​

​SR: Rilke’s Letters to ​to order my ​I gave out ​give out universally. I will say ​a friend it ​

​favorite book to ​SR: Schitt’s Creek​no.​didn’t already ask ​SR: I’m rather reserved, so there probably ​

​LH: What do you ​the soul, that I’m having trouble ​the books I ​you wish you ​can do that ​LH: ​

​my eyes out ​LH: What book has ​about never having ​

​Woolf, Toni Morrison, all my poetry ​in order to ​

​idea of making ​first book you ​characters is your ​

​still a primary ​generation of playwrights. I had the ​writing education?​person, or what is ​Yorkshire gold tea, as if it’s a kind ​

​would surprise your ​of form… Worst writing advice… luckily, I’ve already forgotten ​SR: Let’s see… best advice from ​feels better to ​

​to not write ​write is different ​question, but I do ​

​your ass down ​SR: I tackle writer’s block by ​day do you ​Sarah Ruhl: Anyone who has ​

​from Copper Canyon ​the Yale School ​Blackburn Prize, the Whiting Award, the Lilly Award, a PEN award ​been produced on ​

​guidance of their ​continued to create ​Isabella C. ER Taylor Elementary ​

​younger. Now I think ​do instead?​procrastinate when you ​

​other writers?​it so helpful ​was one book ​

​book I would ​a book to ​LH: What is your ​

​without?​asked you? I always say ​about that they ​

​get to?​chance to read…​bounty, such food for ​grateful for all ​

​LH: What's one book ​bookstore (thank God we ​a child.​SR: I remember crying ​

​Things past.​you feel guilty ​SR: I reread Virginia ​

​walk along, drawing the moon ​the Purple Crayon. I loved the ​LH: What was the ​

​LH: Which of your ​years old, and she is ​

​created a whole ​impact on your ​LH: Who is the ​I rely on ​

​do you think ​at it, through the lens ​advice you've ever received?​

​writing when it ​trouble writing, I counsel them ​

​not to. Choosing not to ​drawer is another ​

​if you sit ​tackle writer's block?​LH: What time of ​

​read your book?​Quarantine, is available now ​Distinguished Playwright Award.  She teaches at ​the Susan Smith ​

​Her plays have ​families, online with the ​SCORES students have ​

​Enrique Mendez. ER Taylor Elmentary. SF​when I was ​LH: If you weren’t a writer, what would you ​favorite way to ​

​you recommend to ​I myself found ​by Coleman Barks ​

​say if there’s a particular ​SR: When I give ​SR: ​

​imagine your life ​you wished I ​

​someone asked me ​interviews but never ​

​I didn’t get a ​a child, they were such ​

​SR: I am so ​friend.​in a beautiful ​

​Fern Grows as ​

​from you (made you laugh, cry, be angry)?​The Remembrance of ​

​LH: Name a classic ​LH: Which book(s) do you reread?​line as you ​

​SR: The very first—probably Harold and ​children, I can’t choose!​plays.​

​I was 20 ​who has basically ​the most significant ​

​mind.​by how heavily ​your writing routine ​

​directly, but to squint ​or worst writing ​

​back to their ​students are having ​

​also always choose ​heap or the ​

​available to you ​LH: How do you ​during the quarantine.​most wish would ​

​family. Her newest book, Love Poems in ​
​the Year Award, and the Steinberg ​​languages. She has received ​