National Poetry Month Day 10: Sad Bunny

I think I’ve handled this shelter-in-place relatively well, but I can’t deny the thought of spending Easter without my family makes me sad.

But, as I listen to the news of overworked doctors and nurses, some who have been infected with the virus themselves–some have died–I realize sheltering in place is a small sacrifice to make.

Stay. At. Home.

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National Poetry Month Day 9: Uninspired

A part of me wants to blame being uninspired on being isolated for almost four weeks. But the other part of me knows even isolation can be inspiring, if one’s heart and mind is open. Which leads me to believe . . .

But, tomorrow is another day. And one can always hope.

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National Poetry Month Day 8: Fantasy

I like to daydream when I go on walks, which I’m doing a lot more of these days, which, I suppose is one of the positives of shelter-in-place.

Today, I found this sweet gum ball. Don’t you think it looks like a dead coronavirus? I do. It’s good to fantasize, right?

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National Poetry Month Day 7: Pesky

There is very little that disturbs my sleep, and for that, I consider myself very lucky. Even with all the uncertainties and resulting fears of this pandemic, I rarely have problems sleeping.

But there are times–like last night–when I wake and my mind begins to fill with thoughts that even if chased away, pop up again, like stubborn whack-a-moles.

I hope you’re sleeping well. ❤

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National Poetry Month Day 6: Jack and the Jellyfish

Grandson Jack at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, December 2019.

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National Poetry Month Day 5: Plot Twist

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National Poetry Month Day 4: Memory Lane

One can still look up at the sky and travel vicariously, memories in tow.

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National Poetry Month – Day 3: Tommy at the Seashore

Here’s a happier haiku for Day 3. And don’t worry. This photo was taken August 2019. 🙂

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National Poetry Month Day 2 – Last Breath

I know it’s sad, and we should be thinking of positive things, and I do. I know there will be some who say I should focus on those that have survived Coronavirus. I do that, too.

But it’s not an “either-or” kind of thing. It’s a “both-and” kind of thing. How can one reflect on what’s positive without acknowledging what’s tragically negative?

True, this haiku certainly reflects on death. But it was prompted more by the emotional toll experienced by doctors and nurses caring for patients. Doctors like the one who posted the tweet that inspired my haiku:

God bless those that have been lost to this virus, their loved ones left behind, and the heroes who care for us all.

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National Poetry Month Day 1 – More Time

Happy National Poetry Month!

As I mentioned in my March 29 post, I’ll be writing a haiku a day to celebrate. If you’d like to join me, share your haiku in the comments!

Feel free to use “time” as a prompt. I’m sure many of the haiku I write this month will be inspired by this strange time in our lives brought about by the Coronavirus. I don’t particularly like that thought, but I’ll post what comes to mind, and lately, that’s what occupies mine.

However, this year, I’m not limiting to any single topic each. So, start counting your syllables and write about anything!

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New to writing haiku? Here’s the pattern:

Three lines with a total of seventeen syllables:

5 syllables
7 syllables
5 syllables

 

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