Hannah Kate

poet, short story writer and editor based in Manchester

I Think This Was Important (A Found Poem)

I Think This Was Important
One Hundred Days of Quarantine

by Hannah Kate

stay at home save lives      greggs   pe with joe
hantavirus      boycott wetherspoons       pe with joe
prince charles   nhs volunteers         thank you baked potato
dyson    coronavillains    clap for nhs
pray for boris    lisbon lions      chester zoo
clocks go forwards     richard branson       animal crossing new horizons
letter from boris       kate mccann    when coronavirus is over
stephen kinnock       backstreet boys        michael rosen
paul chuckle     llandudno goats    nightingale hospital

april fool’s day        wimbledon     daily briefing
ask rishi       eddie large     one man two guvnors
thank you jeremy      r.i.p. areema      fancy dress pe with joe
labour leadership election     keir starmer      virtual grand national
queen’s speech     shadow cabinet     lord bath
jacinda ardern  doncaster council     honor blackman
clap for boris   don’t buy the sun      sue murphy
passover      easter at home         lockdown extension
emily maitlis    boycott asos    red dwarf the promised land
good friday    boris the butcher       dogs during lockdown
ross kemp     downing street briefing        bigger on the inside
priti awful    stirling moss     tim brooke-taylor
labour leaks    quiz    best of british
nufc takeover    once things get back to normal        peter capaldi
you clap for me now    justice for the 96         great british menu
captain tom moore      two point six challenge        me at 20
westminster bridge     bat appreciation day     scarves out for norman
we stand with lyra    record store day         where is boris?
farewell sarah jane      edam    meteor shower
tony blair        virgin atlantic    yellow candle
happy birthday your majesty   nhs million    prince
earth day       raab     refund passengers
st george’s day        ramadan mubarak       the big night in
dettol     domestos       toilet duck
al pacino      world penguin day      kim jong un dead(?)
lesbian visibility day    london marathon        alien day
boris is back(!)          greggs   panorama
minute’s silence        ed balls day      our girl
boris baby       extend the lockdown    assassin’s creed
happy birthday captain tom    frankenstein    museums from home

may day        beltane  friday night dinner
world naked gardening day     world cup rewind        eurovision again
david icke      five tests        antiques roadshow
may the 4th be with you        midnight sun    pe with rosie
nhs app        neil ferguson     where is boris?
adele    my boy lollipop         supermoon
bank holiday weekend       keep the lockdown        clap for our keyworkers
david attenborough     ve day 75         we’ll meet again
i’m bored      covidiots         world cup rewind
stay alert        boris speech     prerecorded
staying alert       thanks boris   piers morgan
rory kinnear     furlough scheme        bryan adams
fred perry      taylor wimpey  watermelon sugar
clap for keyworkers     resign dorries   antiviral wipe
school uniform day     daily mail       so, the r…
bundesliga is back(!)    hyde park       halloween at home
donkeygate     neil gaiman      dirty dancing
mental health awareness week         international museum day      9 in a row
easyjet         anne boleyn     pick for britain
hottest day of the year   pmqs       thank a teacher day
tony slattery      jennifer arcuri   nhs surcharge
manchester remembers        bank holiday weekend       world goth day
durham     dominic goings        double standards
eid mubarak   barnard castle     truth twisters
boo for boris   towel day         brian may
happy birthday jeremy corbyn        springwatch      the ickabog
happy birthday gazza   liaison committee        justice for george floyd
track and trace         not moving on         geoff capes
national biscuit day     black lives matter       minneapolis
amish    antifa    rocket launch
pentecost      anonymous       epstein

ikea       ebola    bunkerboy
blackout tuesday        moggconga    sex ban
take the knee    k-pop stans     madeleine mccann
meghan markle       chlorinated chicken    face coverings
world environment day       babygate      13 reasons why
d-day 76        uk protests      virtual pub crawl
edward colston        lockdown failed      kettle crisps
carers week    world oceans day     broadchurch
teagate      miss hitler     little britain
boycott sainsbury’s    buy sainsbury’s          support bubble
baden powell   shamima begum        ps5 reveal
fawlty towers   twitter shagger         blue peter
trooping the colour     churchill statue         keith palmer
grenfell    rampgate     patrick hutchinson
loneliness awareness week    primark      marcus rashford
royal ascot    free school meals       dexamethasone
football’s back(!)      daniel rashford      tim tams
dame vera lynn        games of thrones       google-apple
happy birthday boris    ian holm        katie hopkins
forbury gardens          tulsa    summer solstice
stonehenge     father’s day    twexit
windrush day   comic sans      shielding
nigel havers    pubs reopening         boycott wetherspoons
heatwave       i should be at glasto     sewing bee
virgin media down     bournemouth beach    rebecca long bailey
trafford centre  durdle door      lfc champions
armed forces day          pride 2020          justice for shukri abdi
fa cup   bowie     the road to coronation street
michael rosen  wimbledon     reopening
new deal       build build build       leicester lockdown

#COVID-19 #100Days



This is a found poem that I created during the first 100 days of the UK coronavirus lockdown (beginning on 23rd March). I used Twitter trends for my local area (Manchester) for each, collecting and curating them to create a poem about how I saw people responding the lockdown. I used a little bit of poetic licence too. As well as capturing some of the serious issues that arose during those 100 days, I also wanted the poem to be a record of some of the ephemera and trivia that occupied our minds, and how quickly some of these things passed.


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