Blessings from the Pandemic

an evolving series of prayer poems

In the spring of 2020, a few days after New Yorkers were ordered to “shelter in place” because of the Covid-19 pandemic, I was gazing out the window of my apartment, and a poem appeared in my mind.  I was surprised.  Over the years I had written many plays and essays and all sorts of written material, but almost no poems.

As the pandemic continued, every few days another poem would rise up inside my mind.  I began sharing them with friends, and to my delight, folks related deeply to what I wrote.  I started describing these works as “prayer poems”.  Several have been read in synagogues and other spiritual groups.

Here are some of my favorites.  I’ll keep adding them as long as the muses permit.

(Poems to come!)


All poems copyright © 2020 Rich Orloff