Friday, April 24, 2020

Poetry Month #24: "Some late night writing" by Cory Booker

Cory Booker, Senator and poet
Another unexpected source of poetry and wisdom: Senator Cory Booker. Apparently the Senator has been quoting (and writing) poetry for years.

The Cut tells the story of this poem:
On Sunday night, Booker got on Instagram and posted a brief poem about social distancing, accompanied by the caption, “Sharing some late night writing and one of my favorite quotes: ‘In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.’”

Some late night writing

by Cory Booker

We can't touch
But still we reach out

We hunker down
But still we rise up

Our bodies are attacked
But still we fight back

The enemy is invisible
But so many of our heroes are now seen

Weeks and weeks of isolation
But still infinite and invincible determination

We are distant
But we stand together

And together 
We shall overcome


  1. He's a bit of a Renaissance Man, isn't he? Thanks for sharing.

  2. I didn't pay enough attention to him in the debates.