As we are all dealing with COVID-19 in some way, I wanted to share a topical poem with you.
Anne Harding Woodworth is an accomplished poet who I met through the Smith College Alumnae Chorus. We have sung together for several concerts, including three performances of Mozart Requiem on tour in Sicily. This poem brilliantly references the Requiem in the context of an audience-less performance held recently due to COVID-19 caution.
The site where it appears is New Verse News, which publishes poems on current topics of interest. I appreciate that they make it possible for poets to publish work about recent or ongoing situations without having to wait months for journal publications.
You can find “Mozart Requiem Streamed in a Time of COVID-19” here: https://newversenews.blogspot.com/2020/03/mozart-requiem-streamed-in-time-of.html