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Covid Chronicles: The Magical Dust of Hope

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posted on 2022-11-04, 11:32 authored by Moth Anon, Marie GillespieMarie Gillespie

This poem was written by Moth. This is a pen name. It is used because the moth symbolises transformation, knowledge, wisdom, vulnerability and determination. Moths are connected to the moon, to the feminine spirit and energies. Moth wrote this poem as a tribute to Swansea Asylum-Seeker Support (SASS) as an expression of her appreciation for the kindness and support she has received from the volunteers of this charity. Moth came to the UK in search of safety. In the short time that she has lived in Swansea, she has already made a substantial contribution to local life through her volunteering activities. She has both received and given support to others through her engagement with SASS. Moth is a very talented and compassionate poet and writer. Her writing goes from strength to strength. One day she hopes to publish a collection of her poetry. We are very grateful to you Moth for granting us permission to publish your poem which helps us show what solidarity looks like, feels like and acts like.


This contribution is part of the Covid Chronicles from the Margins project, based atThe Open University. It is a living growing archive co-produced with refugees, asylum seekers, undocumented migrants and others with precarious migration status. It offers a digital platform where migrants document, share and debate the impact of the pandemic and its aftermath on their lives using diverse cultural and arts forms.

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