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Flattening the Curve – the poetry pandemic continues

April 6, 2020

One of the ways I’ve been keeping connected with friends while staying apart is through sharing haiku (and getting together through video chats). Here are a few pandemic-inspired haiku from poets in Canada, Croatia, the USA and UK.

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– Djurdja Vukelić-Rožić

empty streets
feeling the warmth
of spring sun

– Carole MacRury

lining her new home
with stolen tissue
momma squirrel

– Grant D. Savage

corona virus –
the magpies build nests
just the same

– Juliet Wilson

social distancing
kites spread out
across the sky

– Jacquie Pearce

the tiny buds
I wouldn’t have noticed
shelter in place

– Deborah P Kolodji

masked up
my glasses fog
defog

– Alan S. Bridges

girls’ night out
clinking wine glasses
through a computer screen

– Jacquie Pearce

waiting
for the curve to flatten . . .
cherry blossoms

 – Terry Ann Carter

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More pandemic poetry here:

Borders: Real and Imagined (guest post by haiku poet Carole MacRury)

Poetry Pandemic (haiku)

An Abundance of Caution (a longer poem by haiku poet Michael Dylan Welch)

Ways to enjoy the cherry blossoms while social distancing:

Virtual community events through the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (including international haiku contest)

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival blog

Virtual cherry blossom walk around the Historic Joy Kogawa House neighbourhood (Marpole, Vancouver), with haiku by Sally Ito

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