Tour de(layed) France

The teams arrayed
anxious to start
the long delayed
but Grand Depart
Glad for the chance
to race through France
as did COVID

Image – 26/08/2020 – Tour de France 2020 – Grand Depart a Nice – Tramway de Nice © A.S.O./ Pauline Ballet

(C) Stephen W. Buchanan 2020

Posted to reflect today as the start of the much delayed 2020 version of Le Tour de France.

Originally published advertising free at “If You Haven’t Got A Sonnet

It’s All Home School

The silence screamed
through empty halls
as network streams
captured roll-calls
Classes have changed
to be arranged
and seen onscreen

(C) Stephen W. Buchanan 2020

Originally published advertising free at “If You Haven’t Got A Sonnet

If I had been thinking I would have submitted this poem to the “Sharing Our Truths” collection at the Brave & Reckless blog, where Christine is collecting and posting poems about life during the pandemic. If you haven’t been reading them, they, like everything else on the Brave & Reckless site, are well worth the visit.