Poem for our Times

Living in times of pandemic is a stress of no small proportions. As I read, listen, discuss, and otherwise navigate the constantly-changing situation, I’m in awe of Tofino people and the way they exemplify the best. This poem sings to our fear, our potential for grace and strength, and to the unknown.

2 Comments for “Poem for our Times”


As always, your poem is breathtaking, Joanna. I love our “fierce makings of life, spooling and unspooling.” We hold them close, here in this beautiful place, surrounded by people keeping us as safe as possible. Thank you for putting beautiful words to this unexpected time. You are the best poet laureate ever! I would wish you a lifetime tenure but know it would be too exhausting. Smiles.