Tom Retchford, poet-in-residence at Falmouth Art Gallery, has been writing a collection of poems since mid-March that relate to the current events that we are experiencing because of coronavirus.

It is called Coronology, a play on words of 'chronology', as the poems are in order of the events that have been happening.

Tom explains: "This collection I have written is a way of helping people understand the impact that this disease has had on all of us.

"Because there is no doubt whatsoever this virus has affected every single person in the United Kingdom, amongst so many others around the globe.

"This is not centred to one person such as the reader, but to everyone and everything that is going on. I write for the art gallery and write poems every day about so much stuff.

"My dream is to be a published poet and to get this collection made into a book for people to keep and look back on, allowing them to remember, when we are all through this.

"What it was like not just for them, but for all of us.

"I hope you enjoy them and please leave any comments on the website.

"I hope that all of you continue to stay safe and well, with best wishes."

The latest poem in the series, entitled Rations on Shopping, is below.

Some people are being too greedy and unfair

Whilst deprived customers look at empty shelves with despair

Someone, has that someone's shopping and others in there trolley there

The car boots full to the very maximum

There's too much ignorance and selfishness

No sharing or kindness

We should learn lessons on the war

For every customer who walks through the supermarket door

Only have a maximum amount of certain items, three to four

Full trolleys

A lot of folly

No jokes, no one's jolly

We have become a greedy nation, always getting things we want

And when we can't have them, it's all hell bent