“Where Now Begins”

“Where Now Begins”

This week, on January 6th, the United States Capitol was attacked. It houses the meeting chambers of the United States Senate and the Congress. It is one of the most symbolically important buildings in the nation. At the time of the attack, a joint session of Congress was certifying the election of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris. The assault, more than anything else, was an attack on Democracy.

Given these events, Trasna will pause its weekly posts and instead offer the words of poet Kerry Hardie, excerpted from her collection, “Where Now Begins.”


3 Responses to “Where Now Begins”

  1. Kerry Hardie says:

    Lest anyone be disappointed in outcomes:

    ‘……Sometimes I think that forgetting’s the same as remembering:
    the same liquid feeling
    lodged in the gut;
    the same dazed weakness
    of not understanding

    where then ends,
    where now begins.’

    Kerry Hardie

  2. Chris O'Connor says:

    Kerry, thanks for your work. Words are indeed powerful things. There are words that can incite a crowd to storm the Capitol, and words – like yours – that bring comfort and the promise of better days. Congratulations on your recently published collection. I look forward to reading more.