April is Poetry Month! Let’s celebrate accordingly!
Quarantines have historically spurred the creative spirit of our greatest writers and poets.
The isolation and longing for re-establishing human contact necessarily inspire the creative spirit to invoke the innermost passions of the soul.
Click through the titles in the gallery below
and read through a few works written by community members
Jan Graham and Patricia Roth Schwartz.
Consider the inspiration at the heart of each.
Do any of these works remind you of your current situation in isolation?
Do any inspire you in different ways?
Now it’s your turn!
Rules for the Poetry/Story Challenge:
1) Write a story and share the first page, write a journal entry about your experience, or share some poetry inspired by your experiences, or find an already written work that speaks to you.
2) *Optional: Tell us about it!
In 2-3 sentences, tell us about the poem. What inspired you, and what made you want to share?
3) Share with us!
Post your written work and description in the comments section of this blog or go on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, tag the Cayuga Museum and add these hashtags to your post: #musuemfromhome #museumathome #nysmuseums #SupportCayuga #MuseumInExile
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and help us keep you engaged with your history and art in this difficult time
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