Thanksgiving 2020 State Poet Laureate Anthology - Poems of Thankfulness - New York Times
A long-standing annual tradition of mine has been to pick up the New York Times on Thanksgiving morning - and enjoy my pre and post dinner with family casually thumbing through the whole paper, page by page. World news, national news, politics, sports, crime -- page by page, section by section.
2020 has been a year of nightmares and broken dreams...and today's paper is full of articles about the President (of course) - articles about COVID 19 (how 260,000 of my fellow citizens have died so far) - articles about proposed potential vaccines - and tales of tragedy, courage, unemployment, and the economy moving towards depression.
But amazingly I stumbled upon a 2-page spread featuring poems about 2020 by a number of Poets Laureate representing about 20 of our States - and I was overjoyed to read poetry on Thanksgiving. There were a number of interesting passages, so I thought why not print up an "Anthology of the Anthology" which is my way of looking at 2020 as one very bad memory, which will gradually fade away, slowly even as we all fade away.
Here's the eNOTHING compilation Anthology of the Anthology -- Coping with Thanks for your enjoyment. Which ones resonate with you?