Poet’s Corner: Haikus from coronavirus pandemic time


When a bud opens
Is it truly in flower
If no one is there?

–David Forbes


Gilligan’s Island
Isolated family
Save me professor

–Theresa Holmes


empty main street in
Falmouth only things missing
are the tumbleweeds

–Michael Francis Oliviera


The Big Wave
I paddled out far,
I am ripping the big wave.
I am good at it.

–Gray Waldman, Chilmark School kindergartener


My sewing machine
no longer receives a rest
just mask after mask

–Rita Zienkiewicz

The Poet’s Corner is seeking haikus related to this era of coronavirus. The haiku is a short poem of just three lines, the first and third of which have five syllables; the middle line has seven. Poems from Island poets and writers are welcome. Send your work to Poet’s Corner facilitator Laura Roosevelt at ldroosevelt@gmail.com.



    • A traditional Japanese haiku is a three-line poem with seventeen syllables, written in a 5/7/5 syllable count.

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