Here is a beautiful, uplifting poem by Ohio writer Rita Bourland, illustrated by a gorgeous photograph by Lisa Berg. Here is what Rita had to say about their collaboration:
“Most of my work combines poetry with artwork or photography. My friend, Lisa Berg, took an incredible photo of the moon on August 4, 2020 and shared it with me for my birthday. She and I have collaborated before, so I asked if I could write a poem to go with the photo.
“I found, during the pandemic, that my writing tended to focus on global connectedness. In this case, it happened to be the moon linking us all together. My own worries and egocentric thoughts dissolved into the wonder of our universe and the fact that every human was going through this difficult time together – all under the same moon.”
You can also read this poem in this accessible PDF: Gather in the Wonder.