‘Solace and healing’: Ireland turns to poetry to ease lockdown strain

Posted by on May 17, 2020 6:32 am
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Social media is awash with quotes, poets read verses over the phone and households make banners of their favourite lines

More than a thousand people have died and the long lockdown, which begins to ease from Monday, has kept others apart but Ireland has found at least one comfort in the time of coronavirus: poetry.

New poems are being commissioned and performed and old poems are being rediscovered in a nation long synonymous with the written word.

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