While we are all at home quarantining and poets are doing readings online and a few writers are doing their “book tours” virtually. I have been watching the daily videos from Billy Collins. They are very informal conversations and he reads his poems and poems by others. It’s a low-tech iPhone production, but then so are some major newscasters and late-night TV guests.
|Coleridge 1795, about the time he wrote the poem
Peter Vandyke – http://www.zeno.org/Literatur/I/coleridg.jpg,
held at the National Portrait Gallery, Public Domain, Link
I was surprised that his choice is “This Lime-tree Bower my Prison” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. I had never read the poem before, but I can see that it is appropriate to a time when we are separated from friends and perhaps from nature and experiences.