gloria fern's Musings in a Pandemic and Beyond is a collection of poems that bring to light the collective celebrations and sorrows of the Covid19 experience. These thoughtful reflections rejoice with gratitude and weep with despair. In the poem Unite fern asks us during this sorrowful time to allow “The sun to break through in you”. We are reminded to cherish the simple things: sourdough bread, currants and laughter. She has highlighted the changing of seasons, the birds we encounter in our backyards, the first flowers in spring, and the “laundry blowing on the line”. Thank you, gloria fern, for the reminder that even in the midst of a global crisis we can still find hope.
— Melanie Craig-Hansford, Artist/Poet Co-author of Prayers for Women Who Can't Pray