By Alice Stainer
Alice teaches literature and creative writing to visiting students in Oxford and believes passionately in the power of the arts. She is published in Visual Verse and on other platforms.
This poem came into being the day after one of my chamber choirs had reassembled for the first time in seven months. I was pondering the potency of communal singing as an expression of shared experience, and the joyous ability of our voices to escape the strictures of the pandemic and to come together even whilst we remained at a physical distance from one another.