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Western Wisconsin COVID-19 Archive Project

Collected Item: “Flying Into Perspective”

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Flying Into Perspective

Provide us with a brief description of this object and, if it is not obvious, how it connects with the Chippewa Valley. For example, if this object is an image describe for us what the image displays and why it is significant.

Birds are very relevant to this area. I suppose the connections to this poem to the community is the way birds lives are, and how that connects to the people. During this time I think we've all experiences many connections to birds and relating that to the pandemic.

When was this item created? Please use a "month day, year" format, for example, "April 10, 2020."

May 28, 2021.

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Eau Claire, Wis., 54703, North High School

Who created this object?

Karina Barquist

Tell us who is contributing this object to the Covid-19 archive. For example, "John Smith."

Marit Barquist

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This poem I created was based on the experience we’ve all had during the pandemic. Relating to birds being free and captured and how it ricochets onto one’s health and community. How a loss of freedom can affect one’s life, and the lives around them. Not only holding an individual to it, but the entire population.

I took advantage of doing a poem, which is kind of a coincidence because I got into poetry and creative writing throughout the quarantine. Starting to write my own, I wouldn’t do anything with them, but hold on to them and maybe share with a few individuals. It doesn’t fall perfectly on the board, but as long as someone can absorb the words and understand, I suppose that’s the real matter there.

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