COVID-19 Lockdown Diary

Keeping spirits up and minds focused during the COVID lockdown has had many of us learning new skills and trying out all sorts of creative activities.

One week I found myself trying to write short pieces of poetry, and the next step was to incorporate some of this into a short video animation.

We’re out for dog-walks once each day
“Permitted exercise,” they say
It keeps me sane!

We’re lucky, living where we do
The hills are near, the beaches, too
We roam from home...

What would they say if they could talk,
To drop a hint about a walk?
Let’s get my boots...

Anticipation, hope now stirs,
We’ll soon be running through the furze
Let’s get the lead...

The human likes to plan the way,
He goes prepared in case we stray
He’s got the maps..
We always stop to scoop the poop,
Besides the route, a furtive stoop
We’ve got the bags...

And when we turn to wander back,
We’ll take a break and have a snack
We’ve got the bix!

And when we’ve been across the bay,
We wander back our weary way
Back home to rest.