Carol Holford shared with us a beautiful and timely poem, “Hope Revealed,” written by her daughter, Teri Holford, WHS ’81. Teri is an assistant professor and the Engagement and Curriculum Collection Librarian at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Her poem was written as a contribution to the “Hope Is The Thing” Project of the Chippewa Valley Writers Guild.
The “Hope Is The Thing” Project is a statewide, collaborative writing project committed to finding the hope in the heartache. Each day throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Chippewa Valley Writers Guild members (and their friends!) will post a new piece of writing inspired by glimpses of hope observed in this difficult time.
You’ll find Ms. Holford’s poem at this link, and while you’re there why not enjoy some of the other poems by clicking on the “Hope Project” link at the top of the page?
Our thanks to Teri Holford for allowing us to share her poem and to her mother for proudly helping us to discover it, and also appreciation to the Chippewa Valley Writers Guild for sponsoring this meaningful project.
Our Readers Share: Have You Created (or Seen) a Timely Poem/Photo/Short Story/Drawing, Etc. That You’d Like to Share with Banner Readers?
Those of us who spend time on social media (Facebook, etc.) have had plenty of opportunities to contribute and/or view all sorts of expressions that have been inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting isolation and “free time.” There have been thoughts shared about positive ways that our life might be changed going forward, suggestions for good ways to spend time at home alone or with family, ideas for things for children to do, online learning resources, or online arts resources – virtual museum visits, ballet, etc. There have also been some beautiful photographs of scenes and wildlife in our area. Those who aren’t on social media may not have had much opportunity to see this sort of thing, and they might appreciate seeing some of the “gems” without having to put up with the ads, the clutter, and the negativity that sometimes comes with social media.
We hope that you might have something that you’d be willing to share. Anything that’s been created by someone else should, of course, be credited, and you should ask their permission if you’re able. We cannot post copyrighted material without permission. We can’t guarantee that we’ll have space for all submissions, and contributions will be subject to editorial board approval. The one definite exclusion is anything politically oriented. Please indicate whether you’re willing for us to include your name as the submitter or if you prefer to remain anonymous. At least for now, no more than two submissions per person, please. Send to email@example.com or click on “submit a story” near the top right of our homepage. Thanks for thinking about this!