Poet’s Corner: Haikus from coronavirus pandemic time

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

–David Forbes

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Gilligan’s Island
Isolated family
Save me professor

–Theresa Holmes

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empty main street in
Falmouth only things missing
are the tumbleweeds

–Michael Francis Oliviera

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

–Gray Waldman, Chilmark School kindergartener

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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.