Community is not Canceled: Inspiring Poetry at Stratford Library

Community is not Canceled 

Neighbors helping neighbors, community members reaching out to our local senior citizens, residents supporting our heroic first responders -the inspiring stories and acts of kindness brought forth by our current crisis are extraordinary. What's more, small businesses, local nonprofits, and civic organizations are innovating to stay connected and serve the community. 

Community is not Canceled, a series made possible by LIFEWTR will showcase Connecticut's awesome response to this unprecedented situation. We are in this together. Stay strong. 

Stay Hopeful, Stay Inspired with Poetry in Stratford 

Stratford Library is preserving the power of poetry.

In the spirit of National Poetry Month, Stratford Library is posting an inspirational poem each week to their Facebook page. The videos will feature a librarian reading the poems aloud.

Check out this week’s poem, “Daisy Time,” read by librarian, Ms. Tess.

Listen along and stay inspired!

 Daisy Time by Marjorie Pickthall 

See, the grass is full of stars,

Fallen in their brightness;

Hearts they have of shining gold,

Rays of shining whiteness.

Buttercups have honeyed hearts,

Bees they love the clover,

But I love the daisies' dance

All the meadow over.

Blow, O blow, you happy winds,

Singing summer's praises,

Up the field and down the field

A-dancing with the daisies.


Visit the Stratford Library website to find out more about their updated resources and an April calendar of events.

You can also contact a librarian using the chat window Monday–Thursday 9:30am to 8pm, and Friday & Saturday 9:30am to 5pm.

Community is not Canceled! We are thankful to LIFEWTR for helping us to connect and stay strong.

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